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ERIC Number: ED088556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Pages: 25
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Follow-Up Study of Graduates from the 1973 Los Angeles City College Registered Nurse Program.
Padilla, Bennie J.
A follow-up study was made of the graduates of the 1973 Los Angeles City College registered nurse program in order to: (1) evaluate the program's effectiveness and value, (2) counsel current and future students in the program, (3) answer questions of legislators, accrediting bodies, and other interested groups, and (4) improve the quality of education at the college. To obtain the needed information, answers were sought for the following questions: (1) How successful were the students on the State Board Test Pool Examination? (2) How did the average scores on the five areas of the test compare with the average test scores of the graduates of the classes of 1958-1962? (3) How successful were they in finding employment? (4) What was their earning power? (5) What kind of attitudes did the graduates have toward the program? and (6) What recommendations, if any, did they suggest for improvement of the program? Questionnaires were sent to the 78 graduates of the 1973 program of which only 18 were returned. The responses are tabulated or listed. These show that the graduates had little trouble finding employment, and in areas of nursing that they preferred. Starting salaries were good. Only two respondents reported that they were currently enrolled in courses to further their education. A comparison of scores between the two groups of graduates showed that the department is preparing students as well today as it was previously. The study conclusion is that the college is providing a valuable service to the community through its nursing program. A copy of the questionnaire is provided. (DR)
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Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Coll., CA.