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ERIC Number: ED105911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov-16
Pages: 50
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Current Trends in Associate Degree Nursing Programs.
Blackstone, Elaine Grant
This study was designed to ascertain current trends in associate degree nursing programs and to discover innovative ideas and techniques which could be applied to the existing program at Miami-Dade Community College (Florida). Data was compiled from interviews with representatives of ten associate degree nursing programs in six states. Information obtained relates to: the possibility of part-time or evening study; student living arrangements; usual duration of the program and typical number of students enrolled; ease of student transfer and employment; faculty load, qualifications, accountability, evaluation, in-service training, and released time; student admission requirements; teaching methods; student evaluation methods; student characteristics (age, sex, marital and socioeconomic status, race, and previous academic achievement); and the general philosophy of the programs. In all ten programs: (1) the curriculum combines nursing courses and supportive college courses; (2) costs, admission policies, and living arrangements for nursing students are comparable to those for students in other curricula; (3) students are prepared for state licensure examinations for registered nurses; and (4) program length varies from two academic years to two calendar years. Trends are noted and recommendations for further study are made. The interview instrument is appended. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Practicum presented to Nova University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctor of Education degree. Appendix C may reporduce poorly