ERIC Number: ED111272
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
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The Competencies in Nutrition Essential for Comprehensive Nursing Practice.
Trooboff, Rebecca C.
Faculty of nursing education programs within the Georgia university system were surveyed to ascertain their opinions about the nutrition competencies that they consider essential for comprehensive nursing practice and the level of nursing education program(s) to which these competencies are best suited. The survey instrument, 56 competency statements, was divided into three sections: (1) nutrition competencies basic to nursing practice in institutions and in the community; (2) items specific to institutional nursing; and (3) items specific to community health nursing. Analysis of the data showed the predominance of respondents favor inclusion of the majority of essential nutrition competencies in both levels of nursing education over inclusion in either the baccalaureate or associate degree program. When respondents indicated a preference for a single program, the baccalaureate program was more strongly preferred for all but four competencies. These four, specific to institutional nutrition, were more strongly preferred for associate degree programs. Correlations between information on the Data Sheet for Respondents and responses on the survey instrument indicated that neither the level of program with which faculty were associated nor respondents' level of academic preparation significantly influenced their responses. (Author/JMF)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia