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ERIC Number: ED109582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 8
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The Phenomenal Growth of the Associate Degree Program in Nursing.
Zorn, Joan M.; Zorn, Robert L.
This paper describes the historical factors which influenced the substantial growth of the associate degree nursing program in the United States since the mid 1950's. The authors discuss the growing hope that nursing will become a vital part of the nation's established system of higher education. In addition, they discuss the changes in duties to which nurses were being assigned during the past several decades. The manner in which junior colleges and schools of nursing have responded to these changes is explained along with a discussion of enrollment trends and sources of financial support. This paper contains three graphs illustrating the growth patterns of associate degree programs in nursing during three different time periods. The authors conclude by expressing optimism about the future growth, change and improvement of the nursing field. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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