ERIC Number: ED114489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul-31
Reference Count: 0
Project Opportunity (An Individualized Approach to Training Licensed Practical Nurses). Final Report.
The purpose of the project was to develop evaluation, guidance, and tutorial services to maximize the previous health related experience and education of people and to enable them to be placed, with advanced standing, into an existing practical nursing program. Because each student comes into a program with certain knowledge and abilities, Project Opportunity used the module approach to evaluate and identify areas to be learned. The individualized learning modules were based on task analysis and included pre- and posttesting, behavioral objectives, learning strategies, and self-evaluation. The results and accomplishments of the project included the development of challenge examinations, practical nursing modules, core curriculum, a secondary health careers program, surgical technician program, and the Dakota County pilot project. Project evaluations were based on: student performance, evaluation, and comments; and faculty participation and comments. The Dakota County evaluation and evaluations of the core curriculum and the secondary health careers program are also presented. Conclusions, implications, and recommendations of the project are discussed. A project materials evaluation questionnaire and its results are included. A list of the practical nursing modules, core curriculum requirements, and an outline of the health careers curriculum are appended. (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Anoka-Hennepin Area Vocational Technical Inst., Minn.
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