ERIC Number: ED072200
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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From Student to RN: A Report of the Nurse Career-Pattern Study.
This government publication provides the first comprehensive report of a longitudinal study initiated in 1962 by the National League for Nursing for the purpose of obtaining specific information about the biographical characteristics of nursing students, their occupational goals, and their reasons for choosing nursing as a career. Intended to assist Congress in developing effective legislation for improving nurse training, the Nurse Career-Pattern Study provides information to date on nursing students in baccalaureate, diploma, and associate degree programs. The five topical chapters deal with: (1) background and description of study, (2) characteristics of entering students, (3) those who graduated and those who withdrew, (4) variables related to graduation and withdrawal, and (5) summary and discussion. Data on nursing attrition rates imply that institutional factors need to be identified, studied, and remedied to decrease student withdrawals and prevent scholastic failure. Numerous appended tables present the data. Over 42,000 students in nine cohorts were studied in 1962, 1965, and 1967, noting differences among freshmen entering each of the three types of nursing program. (AG)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Allied Health Occupations Education, Career Choice, Career Development, Dropout Characteristics, Educational Needs, Goal Orientation, Government Publications, Individual Characteristics, Longitudinal Studies, Nursing, Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Participant Characteristics, Persistence, Predictor Variables, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (ST#1741-0040; $1.00)
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Authoring Institution: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Nursing.