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ERIC Number: ED044633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 56
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Reference Count: 0
Nurses Come Lately; The First Five Years of the Quo Vadis School of Nursing.
McLean, Catherine D.; Lucas, Rex A.
The Quo Vadis School of Nursing, established in 1964, offers a two year program which prepares candidates to qualify as Registered Nurses; the unique feature of the school is that it accepts only mature students--between 30 and 50 years of age. The research program of the School was intended as a 10-year study with special emphasis on this unique feature. This interim report covers the time from the establishment of the School until the graduation of the third class; it consists of a review of research design and methods, a summary of findings and of implications, and a detailed summary of findings of a questionnaire designed to study problems of adjustment. Students who had been highly mobile were found not to adjust to the school as expected. Age was the least significant variable studied; and marital status seems to be a crucial variable. Those students who had had post-secondary education in the area of health (excluding nursing) adjusted well and were self confident. The middle I.Q. group adjusted better than the low or the high. A large group of the students lacked self confidence even into their professional experience. (EB)
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Authoring Institution: Quo Vadis School of Nursing, Etobicoke (Ontario).