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An Exploratory Study to Analyze New Skill Content in Selected Occupations in Michigan and the Mechanism for its Translation Into Vocational Education Curricula. Section Report on Licensed Practical Nurse.
Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, OH.
To develop a high school practical nursing curriculum, a survey was made of six hospitals, four nursing homes, and one public health agency to investigate current and expected content of the occupation and to determine attributes and personal characteristics employers look for in practical nurses. Analysis of data revealed that employers assess entry-level practical nurses in terms of amount of education, job skills, and personal qualifications. The employers also rated 11 groups of tasks according to the desirability, importance, prior knowledge, and frequency of the tasks. On the basis of data from employers, guidelines were suggested for developing practical nursing programs, including general program characteristics, data to obtain prior to establishing a program, program organization, student selection, curriculum, and facilities and policies from cooperating agencies. Survey data tables and sources of information are appended. (SB)
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Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, OH.