ERIC Number: ED350941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
A Statewide Faculty Development Program for Community College Associate Degree and Other Nursing Educators. Final Report.
Roush, Robert E.; And Others
This final report describes a Texas educational improvement project designed to: (1) increase the amount of geriatric content in the curricula of community college associate degree nursing (ADN) programs; (2) further the development of baccalaureate nursing faculty in a Historically Black College/University (HBCU); and (3) facilitate other Texas institutions of like kind to benefit from this faculty development effort. Project outcomes included the following: a well-documented process for in-service development of instructional faculty with two ADN schools and one HBCU nursing school; an increased content emphasis on issues in aging within didactic courses as well as clinical experiences offered to students enrolled in targeted ADN and baccalaureate nursing programs; increased knowledgeability of ADN and HBCU nursing educators about geriatrics/gerontology; and completion of personal action plans (PAPs) by the 15 faculty enrollees. As the chief project outcome, the PAPs served as a blueprint for what the faculty participants learned during the instructional course as well as for their plans to apply their knowledge in and out of the classroom. Appendices include personal action plans, survey instruments, a list of key project activities, a faculty development course outline and a dissemination paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America's 44th Annual Scientific Meeting. Contains a 28-item bibliography. (GLR)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Black Colleges, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Educational Improvement, Geriatrics, Health, Higher Education, Nursing Education, Older Adults, Outcomes of Education, Professional Education, Program Evaluation, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Baylor Coll. of Medicine, Houston, TX.; Texas Consortium of Geriatric Education Centers, Houston.