ERIC Number: ED027013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
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Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. Annual Report-1968.
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.
This report describes the organization, purposes, and functions of the Commission, which include representatives from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. In September 1968, the first regional conference for state leaders of community colleges was held to discuss the role of state board members and their staffs in these growing systems of higher education in the West. Among the current programs of WICHE that concern the junior college is the Improvement of Nursing Curricula to revise the programs in western schools of nursing, from the associate degree through the master's, by applying research findings to clinical content. Each year, starting in 1967, four meetings are to be held for this purpose. Also, the nursing profession in the West has recognized a need to clarify the differences between BA and AA degree nursing programs by behavior and function of graduates. The 100 schools of the Western Council on Higher Education for Nursing have taken part in the Nursing Measurement Program by providing more than 1500 items for preliminary selection of nursing behaviors. The most pertinent items were chosen to make up a pilot questionnaire. This was submitted to a sample of nursing faculty and graduating students of the Council's member schools. The results will be analyzed to establish the differences between graduates of the two kinds of nursing education. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.