ERIC Number: ED083483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
A Multiple-Track Nursing Sequence: Supplement to Research Report No. 1.
Following a survey of 2,361 practical nurses in New York City municipal hospitals in 1968, a specific multiple-track nursing sequence was developed to meet manpower shortages and upgrade licensed practical nurses (LPN's) to registered nurses (RN's) and nurse's aides (NA's) to LPN's. The two models designed were for use in New York City but it is felt that they would be applicable elsewhere. Model A, a sequential plan for use in a community college program, would require 66 college credits for an AAS degree. Two alternating tracks of 20 hours of work would be made possible by relief workers, each relief worker releasing two trainees. Model B, a sequential plan for upgrading nurses aides who do not opt for a community college program involves about 15 months of study prior to the LPN exam. The sequencing of these programs over a three-year period, costs for Model A, and a statement of required policy decisions to be made by the employers, unions, City University, community colleges, and the State are all shown. (MS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York Research Foundation, NY.
Note: Supplements ED028251; A Health Services Mobility Study