ERIC Number: ED116727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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Nursing and Dental Hygiene Selection Procedures. Part I: The Structured Interview as a Tool for Selecting Students into an Associate of Arts Degree Program.
Tatham, Elaine L.; And Others
A structured interview procedure was used during the spring of 1975 as a tool in selecting nursing and dental hygiene students at Johnson County Community College. Potential students had two 20-minute interviews: one by a staff member of the program to which application was made, and one by another staff member. Interviewers rated the applicants on several personal characteristics including: perception of nursing, stamina, personal integrity and maturity, self insight and self concept, interpersonal competency, problem solving skills, social conscience and empathy, ethics, communication skills, ability to work with hands, and personal appearance. Interviewers also gave each applicant a percentile rating and an acceptability rating. Final selection was made by ranking applicants according to a total summed score obtained by adding the rating scores of the two interviewers. A bonus of 10 points was given to all Johnson County residents. An evaluation of the results revealed that nursing staff and non-nursing staff tended to give comparable ratings to the same applicant. A survey of the 34 interviewers showed a favorable overall reaction to the structured interview instrument and related procedures. Data are tabulated, previous selection methods are summarized, and the interview instrument is appended. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS.