ERIC Number: ED390995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparative Study of Outcomes of Pre-Registration Nurse Education Programmes.
While, Alison; And Others
A study compared the outcomes of the three types of nurse education programs offered in the United Kingdom: the registered general nurse (RGN) program, Project 2000 diploma program, and integrated degree program. The research design involved the following: Simulation A (client scenario followed by information-seeking question); Simulation B (video of admission interview followed by care plan development); nonparticipant observation of students in clinical setting; and interviews with students. Ninety-nine subjects participated in Simulation A. They requested a large range of data. A minority used a systematic format, with more integrated degree program participants adopting such an approach as compared with Project 2000 program participants, with RGN program participants falling between. Only half adopted a multifocal approach to their information seeking. Ninety-eight subjects participated in Simulation B. Both the integrated degree and RGN program participants obtained a higher global score, with the Project 2000 diploma participants achieving consistently lower scores in most units of analysis. Ninety-nine subjects participated in the observation element. Integrated degree program participants achieved statistically higher scores than those in the other two programs. Ninety-nine participated in the interview. The client focus of most integrated degree programs participants was evident. A greater professional focus was evident in Project 2000 program and RGN program participants' interview data. (Appendixes contain 310 references and instruments.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Medical Services, Nursing Education, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Student Development, Student Evaluation
English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, Publications Dept., Victory House, 170 Tottenham Court Road, London, England W1P 0HA, United Kingdom (12.50 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, London.
Identifiers: United Kingdom