ERIC Number: ED134280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-20
Reference Count: 0
The Feasibility of Developing a Licensed Practical Nurse--Associate Degree Nurse Articulation Program at Delaware County Community College.
Trani, Gilberta M.
This paper reports the results of a study conducted to (1) assess the need for career mobility within the nursing program at Delaware County Community College (Pennsylvania); (2) demonstrate the range of complexity in nursing situations which require diversified educational programs; and (3) propose a model to assess the skills and knowledge of licensed practical nurse applicants to associate degree nursing programs. Sources of data for the study included college nursing program records, Pennsylvania state licensing laws, competencies expected by the State Board of Nurse Examiners, job descriptions, and a questionnaire administered to practical and associate degree nursing students, supervisory nurses, nursing instructors, and members of the community. Results of the study confirmed that there was a need for diversified education for nursing students, that there was a basic core of knowledge for all health practitioners, and that development of a core curriculum would enhance potential health worker mobility. Terminal behaviors for the associate degree nurse were developed based on the findings, and a learning module based on one of the behaviors was developed to demonstrate the usefulness of criterion referenced testing to assess the competency level of the licensed practical nurse applicant. Recommendations for implementing an articulated licensed practical nurse/associate degree nurse program are presented. Survey responses, the learning module, an extensive bibliography, and other study materials are appended. (JDS)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, Community Colleges, Core Curriculum, Educational Mobility, Educational Testing, Job Skills, Needs Assessment, Nurses, Nursing, Nursing Education, Occupational Mobility, Practical Nursing, Surveys, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University ; Parts of appendix and bibliography may be marginally legible due to print quality of original