ERIC Number: ED023808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
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Facts about Nurses and Nursing in New York State.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Nurse Education.
Based on the median population estimate of 18.8 million for New York State by 1970, approximately 94,000 active registered nurses will be needed to increase the ratio from 406 per 100,000 population in the 1961-63 biennium to 500, the goal set by the Committee on Medical Education. Some specific data are: (1) The number of registered nurses in the state has increased 18 percent between 1959 and 1966 to a total of 143,073, (2) Of the registered nurses registered between September 1961 and October 1962, 3/4ths lived in the state and of these 2/3rds were active, (3) Between 1962 and 1966, one basic master's program opened, baccalaureate programs increased by one, associate degree programs increased by 17, and diploma programs decreased by five, (4) Between 1962 and 1966, admission to registered nurse programs increased 30 percent but the percent of all female high school graduates entering nursing decreased slightly, (5) In 1966, 135 budgeted positions in 127 educational programs were unfilled and 50 percent of nurse faculty held a master's degree, (6) In 1963, there were 7,665 vacancies in registered nurse positions in 300 hospitals, and (7) The number of licensed practical nurses registered in the state increased 27 percent between 1959 and 1966 and the number of licensed practical nurse programs increased by 13 between 1964 and 1966. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Nurse Education.
Identifiers - Location: New York