ERIC Number: ED044633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Age Differences, Attitudes, Experimental Programs, Intelligence, Marital Status, Mobility, Nursing, Postsecondary Education, Private Schools, Research, Self Concept, Student Adjustment, Student Characteristics, Task Performance, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Quo Vadis School of Nursing, Etobicoke (Ontario).