ERIC Number: ED028771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
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Criteria for Quality (Part I): Proceedings; Papers Presented at the Annual General Meeting of the Council of Member Agencies, Department of Associate Degree Programs (2nd, San Francisco, March 2, 1967).
National League for Nursing, New York, NY. Dept. of Associate Degree Programs.
Participants heard five papers concerning associate degree programs in nursing education. The keynote address, "Educational Criteria and Social Change," stressed the importance of changing educational patterns to keep up with a dramatically changing social order, in terms of both health care and student needs. The next address, "Problems and Issues in Accreditation by Specialized Agencies of Vocational-Technical Curricula in Post-Secondary Institutions," notes that the federal government bypassed education in the process of setting national standards, and reviews present and possible means of accreditation, usually by an appropriate professional association. The next two papers deal with the problems of teacher preparation for nursing programs and some possible solutions. The final address outlines the Teaching Internship Program, a joint project of the Junior College District of St. Louis and Southern Illinois University, which is attempting to overcome shortages of teachers in semi-professional career programs. (Part II of these proceedings is reported in the following document of the same title.) (MC)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Associate Degrees, Nursing, Paraprofessional Personnel, Postsecondary Education, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
National League for Nursing, Department of Associate Degree Programs, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, New York 10019 ($1.25)
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Authoring Institution: National League for Nursing, New York, NY. Dept. of Associate Degree Programs.