ERIC Number: ED021994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Toward Quality in Nursing; Needs and Goals; Report of the Surgeon Generals' Consultant Group on Nursing. Public Health Service Publication No. 922.
Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Part One, "Needs and Goals," (1) examines nursing practice and nursing education, the supply of nurses, educational resources, and the needs in relation to specific fields of nursing, (2) sets of 1970 goal of 680,000 "professional nurses" in practice, an increase of 130,000 over those in practice in 1962, and 350,000 licensed practicial nurses, and (3) specifies levels of preparation for "professional nurses." Part Two, "Moving Toward the Goals," recommends (1) a study to be financed by private and government funds, of the present system of nursing education in relation to the responsibility and skill levels required for high quality patient care, and (2) the provision of federal funds to improve recruitment programs, and allow for student loans and scholarships, assist nursing schools to expand and improve the quality of educational programs, aid professional nurses to obtain advanced training, assist health agencies to improve utilization and training of nursing personnel, and increase support for research in nursing. Seventeen tables include information about nurses and other nursing personnel in practice and about educational programs in respect to numbers, types, admissions, enrollments, graduations, and student costs. (JK)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Programs, Employment Projections, Employment Statistics, Labor Needs, Labor Utilization, Nurses, Nursing, Nursing Education, Practical Nursing, Program Development, Program Improvement, Research Needs
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (FS2:2:--N93/47, $.50)
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Authoring Institution: Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.