ERIC Number: ED144626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
A Comparison of the Perceptions of Associate Degree and Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Faculty and Nursing Service Administrators in Regard to Terminal Competencies of Associate and Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Graduates.
Stark, Jeanne A.
The purpose of this study was to determine whether associate and baccalaureate faculties and nursing service administrators have different perceptions regarding the competencies required of baccalaureate, associate, and service nursing graduates. The competencies studied were: (1) preparation for patient care; (2) carrying out patient care; (3) teaching and guidance; (4) evaluation; (5) supervision/management; and (6) professionalism. Approximately fifty faculty from each group were surveyed using an eighty-item forced-choice questionnaire developed for the study. Response rate was 71%. Findings indicated similar faculty expectations for all nursing students, regardless of the degree program, except in teaching and supervision/management. In these competencies, between and within faculty group differences demonstrated an uncertainty about nursing roles as related to educational levels, although supervision was generally assigned to the baccalaureate nurse. The study concluded that because of nurse practice Acts, legislation, and changes in health care delivery systems, it is essential for educators and employers to agree on the functions of nursing graduates in each program. A literature review and bibliography are included and the questionnaire, statistical tables, and papers appropriate to the study are appended. (RT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Nova University. Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document