ERIC Number: ED022899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Nursing in the South.
Flitter, Hessel H.
National needs for 1975 have been projected at 450 nurses per 100,000 population. For the South to reach a goal of 300 would require that graduations be increased by 1975 to nearly four times the number graduated in 1966. Practical nurse programs have nearly doubled since 1960; in the last six years, the number of associate degree programs has increased from 15 to 69 and the number of baccalaureate programs from 48 to 57, while the number of hospital diploma programs has decreased from 218 to 179. In the South, however, student enrollments are lower, with little increase in Negro admissions, and there are proportionately fewer nationally accredited programs. Schools in the South have proportionately more vacancies in nurse faculty positions and faculty members tend to have less educational preparation for teaching; however, since 1960, there have been increases in the numbers of master's degree programs which prepare for teaching and administrative positions. Matters which warrant further consideration are relationship between national and regional goals and the specific needs of communities and states, conditions which increase withdrawal of nurses from active practice, adequacy of educational preparation for job responsibilities, utilization of nurses, barriers to recruitment, desirable balance of types of nursing education programs, and the preparation of nurses for teaching, administration and other top positions. (JK)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Allied Health Occupations Education, Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Black Students, Doctoral Degrees, Employment Projections, Employment Statistics, Enrollment, Health Services, Hospitals, Labor Needs, Masters Degrees, National Surveys, Nurses, Nurses Aides, Nursing, Nursing Education, Practical Nursing, Professional Education, Staff Utilization, Teachers, Technical Education
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Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.