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ERIC Number: ED164899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Survey of Foreign Nurse Graduates.
Harris, Ruby; And Others
A survey of fifty-one State Boards of Nursing (SBNs) was conducted to secure 1970 through 1972 information regarding the (1) number and characteristics of foreign nurse graduates (FNGs) who apply for licensure and those who fail to achieve licensure in the United States; (2) the availability and effectiveness of remedial courses and their utilization by FNGs; and (3) the number of FNGs granted temporary permits to practice pending licensure. Data were collected through a mail questionnaire sent to all SBNs and on-site review of licensure application forms at selected SBNs. The findings include the following: from 1970-1972, 43,485 received licensure either by endorsement or examination, and 6,664 received temporary permits to practice; at the time of application for licensure, the average FNG is a 29-year-old female, a graduate of a three-year nursing education program, and has seven years of nursing experience; FNGs who become licensed by examination did so in an average of 1.7 years from the time of initial application; and language and objective test style were the major problems encountered by FNGs seeking additional education. (The survey questionnaire, data transcription form, sample letters, thirty-four tables, and proposed methods for compiling uniform licensure data about FNGs are appended.) (EM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Certification, Demography, Employment Qualifications, National Surveys, Nurses, Nursing, State Legislation, State Licensing Boards, State Standards, Statistical Data, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 017-041-00110-6, $1.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Nursing.
Identifiers - Location: United States