ERIC Number: ED191347
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Nursing Education and Training: Alternative Federal Approaches. Budget Issue Paper for Fiscal Year 1979.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Congressional Budget Office.
Key issues pertinent to federal support of nursing education and training are considered. Policy options for nurse training include: support for programs to increase aggregate supply, support for programs to improve geographic distribution of nurses, support for programs to increase the availability of nurses with advanced training, and support for programs to expand minority enrollment. In addition to analyzing trends in the supply and demand for registered nurses, the impact of major health system changes, such as health insurance, on supply and demand is examined. The current status of programs authorized by the Nurse Training Act of 1975 and other federal programs that support nursing education and training are described. A summary assessment of the models developed to estimate the future demand for and/or supply of RNs is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Policy, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Geographic Location, Health Insurance, Higher Education, Labor Supply, Minority Groups, Models, Nurses, Nursing Education, Professional Continuing Education, Public Policy, Trend Analysis
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Congressional Budget Office.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility of original document.