ERIC Number: ED105952
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-up Study of Graduates from the 1974 Los Angeles City College Registered Nurse Program.
Padilla, Bennie J.
In order to evaluate the effectiveness of the registered nurse program at Los Angeles City College, the results of the 1974 State Board Test Pool Examination were compared to the average test scores of the nursing graduates from the classes of 1958-62 and 1973. In addition, a questionnaire was sent to all 115 1974 graduates, 52 (45 percent) of whom responded. Of the 115 graduates taking the state examination, 102 (89 percent) passed it on their initial attempt, with 110 (96 percent) passing after two attempts. In comparison with the average test scores of the classes of 1958-62, the 1974 class scored higher in all five areas of the examination, while the 1973 class scored higher in only one area. Results of the graduate survey indicate that there is still a great demand for registered nurses. Forty-nine of the 52 respondents found full-time employment; of the other three, two chose to work four-day weeks and one chose to attend a four-year institution full-time. The 1974 graduates were hired in a variety of nursing areas, with a majority working in areas of their first choice. The greatest number are working day shifts and 25 graduates are earning $900-$999 per month. Only six of the 52 do not plan to continue their education at some point. The questionnaire is appended. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Coll., CA.
Identifiers - Location: California