ERIC Number: ED041149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
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A Study of Nursing Occupations; Registered Nurse, Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurse, and Nursing Aide. Interim Report.
Goldsmith, Katherine L.; And Others
To determine nursing tasks and make curriculum recommendations based on these tasks, a survey instrument of nursing tasks was developed by a project committee, validated by the National Technical Advisory Committee for Nursing, and administered to 450 nursing personnel representing 48 hospitals and extended care facilities. An 88 percent response yielded these results and suggestions: (1) All categories of nursing personnel performed 60 percent of the tasks, (2) The setting of the agency appears to be a factor in the utilization of the lower skilled worker (Nursing Aide) in more critical nursing tasks, (3) Routine safety and comfort measures as well as nutrition and elimination tasks are performed more frequently by Nursing Aides and Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurses, which implies that the basic instructional unit should be concentrated in these areas, and (4) Administrative tasks are done most frequently by Registered Nurses which suggests that this content should be in the more advanced nursing education sequence. Additional background information is available in ED 037 570 and other allied professions projects are VT 011 425-VT 011 432 in this issue. (SB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Div. of Vocational Education.