ERIC Number: ED070818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
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Training Nurse's Aides to Become Licensed Practical Nurses in Isolated Rural Hospitals. Final Report (May 1, 1971-April 30, 1972).
Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational Education.
This 1-year pilot project in training nurse's aides to become eligible for licensing as practical nurses in isolated rural hospitals was designed to upgrade their skills, expand their theoretical knowledge, and aid in occupational mobility upon successful completion of the program and the State's examination. Conducted in a typical rural hospital with a shortage of nurses, 12 aides averaging 3.4 years employment with this hospital were selected; training was conducted on a part-time basis; and eight students graduated. Statistical data on individual graduates, who are now working as licensed practical nurses, are provided. In order to evaluate student attitudes and morale, three students with the highest, lowest, and median grades were interviewed. The curriculum was evaluated and recommendations for program improvement were included. The program objectives, together with methods of accomplishment, are included. (AG)
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Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational Education.