ERIC Number: ED026510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Nurse Career-Pattern Study. Part I: Practical Nursing Programs.
Tate, Barbara L.; Knopf, Lucille
The overall nurse career-patterns study actually consists of four concurrent longitudinal studies relating to the four kinds of nursing programs in which, if possible, each subject will be followed from the time of entrance through a 15-year period after graduation. The practical nurse study seeks to determine whether certain biographical data or stated reasons or goals for entering practical nursing programs relate to the probability of program completion and employment as a graduate. Over 3,000 1962 enrollees were chosen as a 20 percent random sample of the 693 approved practical nursing programs in existence at the beginning of the study. At the time of the report, each person had completed a maximum of three questionnaires: one on entrance to the training program, one on graduation, and a third 1 year after graduation. The findings to date indicate a composite picture of the person most likely to succeed as a woman over 25, married, and a member of the lower middle income group. She should show signs of stability, modest ability, need, and a commitment to others. Her high school accomplishment would have been average. Some factors found to be important to trainees were convenience of program location and availability of employment.
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Career Choice, Dropout Characteristics, Dropouts, Employment Patterns, Graduate Surveys, Graduates, Individual Characteristics, Job Satisfaction, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Nurses, Practical Nursing, Questionnaires, Student Characteristics, Success, Withdrawal (Education)
National League for Nursing, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, New York 10019 ($4.50).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National League for Nursing, New York, NY.