ERIC Number: ED115774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Associate Degree Nursing Students in Family Health Maintenance: A Pilot Project.
The report describes the implementation and continuation of a family health maintenance program for associate degree nursing students at a community college. Four specific objectives are stated supporting the overall purpose of increasing student awareness of the total health care situation of the family. Implementation of the project, which initially involved 100 freshmen students, is discussed and includes procedures for establishment of health agency contacts, family orientation, student orientation, and student assignment to families. Seventy-five students were still enrolled in the project at the end of the first year. Of these, 32 had participated fully and elected to count time spent with families toward clinical experience time. A student need for more direct objectives, and guidance and measures to meet this need, are stated. Program evaluation was planned to include attitudes and personality tests, seminars, and conferences for the freshmen students. The responsibilities of the staff are listed. Also described are the student and faculty activities in the second year and the final evaluation plan which involved a checklist survey and conferences with the project director for students and families. A seminar schedule and student assignment sheets are appended. (MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Occupational Research and Development.; Dallas County Community Coll. District, TX.