ERIC Number: ED121279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Use of Computer Based Instruction in an Extended Degree Program for Nurses Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree.
Estes, Carmen A.
Some of the problems encountered in nursing arise out of the multiplicity of preservice educational programs and the predominance of registered nurses (R.N.s) who are prepared below the baccalaureate degree level. To facilitate the efforts of nurses already in practice to earn a bachelor's degree, the Extended Degree Program in Nursing (ENURS) of the Pennsylvania State University was developed. Through a mobile system, computer-based courses are now available to ENURS students in Pennsylvania. Called Computer Managed Review and Examination (CMRE), it has evolved from a set of traditional paper-and-pencil "challenge exams" to a comprehensive, computer-managed, self-study and assessment program for each of seven basic Penn State nursing courses for which a registered nurse may accrue credit by examination. (Author/JY)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Nursing.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Computer-Assisted Instruction Lab.