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ERIC Number: ED121399
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 166
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A Study of the Entry-Level Functions of Technical Nurses in Health Care Facilities.
Gibson, Lois Davis
As part of a project to assess the effectiveness of the Technical Nursing Program at Florida Junior College (FJC) at Jacksonville in providing its graduates with job entry skills, a list of 38 technical nursing competencies was compiled, and an instrument was developed which requested three groups of jurors to rate these competencies according to importance. These juries included: 20 supervisors and head nurses from local hospitals, all 17 FJC technical nursing faculty members, and 20 recent FJC nursing program graduates. Because all competencies were rated at the "useful" level or above, this list of 38 competencies was used in developing a second questionnaire which was distributed to 89 supervisors and head nurses and 132 1973-74 program graduates. A total of 51 supervisors and head nurses and 60 graduates responded (57 and 45 percent, respectively). The supervisors did not rate the graduates as performing any competencies at the mastery level, but felt that 75 percent of the competencies were performed at an acceptable level. The graduates felt that their performances ranged from a high skill to an acceptable level. On the basis of these data, a model curriculum is proposed which incorporates the competencies into the program offerings. A literature review and the survey instruments are included. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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