ERIC Number: ED123497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-15
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Health Occupations Continuing Education Center.
Latshaw, Lois L.
The project was designed to assess the learning needs of selected health occupations at the vocational level and to develop guidelines for the establishment and administration of a model for a health occupations continuing education center based upon these needs. Licensed practical nurses, nurses aides, and operating room technicians employed in hospitals or nursing homes were the groups selected as a target population. Learning needs of these groups were identified through a questionnaire survey. Perceptions of learning needs were also obtained from instructional and supervisory personnel. Based on the findings of the survey, it was determined that the extreme diversity of learning needs of these occupational groups required the establishment of a learning center with a flexible approach to programing, rather than the more narrowly defined continuing education center. Guidelines were developed for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of such a center. Contents of the report include: a study of the related literature, basic assumptions about the selected occupational groups, methods and procedures, data analysis, summary, conclusions and recommendations (including the guidelines developed), and a bibliography. Appended are background information of the survey sample and suggested forms for use in the proposed learning center. (Author/RG)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Continuing Education Centers, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Health Occupations Centers, Health Personnel, Needs Assessment, Nurses, Nurses Aides, Postsecondary Education, Practical Nursing, Program Descriptions, Questionnaires, Surgical Technicians, Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Evansville School of Health Occupations, IN.
Note: For related document, see CE 007 356