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ERIC Number: ED086190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Pages: 43
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Adaptation for Open-Circuit Television Broadcast of a Nursing Course for the Registered Nurse Student in a Baccalaureate Degree Program. Final Progress Report.
Minehan, Paula L.
Among the several conditions which fostered the development of an open-circuit televised nursing course for Registered Nurses at Boston College was the limited availability of baccalaureate level programs in nursing for the Registered Nurse outside the Metropolitan Boston area. It was hoped that a televised course would permit wider access to needed instruction. In addition, Registered Nurses as adult learners have different needs and interests than beginning nurses. The course was intended to meet the needs of these students. It was anticipated that the televised course would also provide uniform course content and present nursing concepts in a situational and realistic context. Students had the option of watching the course on campus monitors or at home and received 3 units of credit for its successful completion. Achievement in a clinical practicum which was required with the course was used as an evaluation of the televised instruction. It was determined that student learning was at least equal to that of the lecture course. The course was also evaluated by Video Nursing, Inc. As a result of the review, Video Nursing requested and received the national distribution rights for the telecourse and syllabus. Because of financial restraints, the open-circuit broadcast will not continue at Boston College. However, the course will continue to be utilized through closed-circuit television. (JG)
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Authoring Institution: Boston Coll., Chestnut Hill, MA. School of Nursing.