ERIC Number: ED080856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Registered Nurse Refresher Project. Final Report.
Nebraska Nurses' Association.
Returning inactive Nebraska nurses to employment was the purpose of the study conducted between June 1967 and November 1969. A statewide plan involved the identification and recruitment of unemployed registered nurses, setting up of refresher courses, and evaluation of the project. Three existing surveys of Nebraska's nurse needs were reviewed, hospitals and nursing homes were surveyed, and inactive nurses were contacted by questionnaire to gauge their interest in courses. Transportation difficulties, family conditions, and apprehension were among the concerns of the nurses. Twenty-eight courses in sixteen locations during 1967-68 resulted in the retraining of 312 nurses. Followup in August 1969 of 257 retrained nurses indicated that 124 were employed in nursing, 80% on a parttime basis. It was recommended that the University of Nebraska take future responsibility for refresher courses, that criteria be established to aid nurses assess their ability after long periods of inactivity, and that recruitment materials be developed. All data gathered are presented in tables. Form letters, news releases, announcements, course guidelines, and survey and questionnaire forms are included. (MS)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Nursing.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Nurses' Association.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska