ERIC Number: ED197209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Entry into Nursing. Part II. Student Selection and Retention in Nursing Schools. Health Manpower References.
Nash, Patricia M.
This second phase of a study conducted by the National League for Nursing determined the types of applicants to schools of nursing, their manner of applying, the programs to which they applied, and the considerations that influenced their choices. It also dealt with alternative paths taken by rejected applicants, focusing on those who made additional attempts to enter nursing programs. Drawing from institutional data and personal interviews of nursing school administrators conducted during the first stage of the study, most data for this phase was gathered by questionnaires answered by 2,400 applicants to nursing education programs. Results showed differences in family responsibilities, academic achievement, and work experience for applicants who had been rejected and those who had been accepted. At the conclusion of the study, the following recommendations were made: (1) financial aid should be made available to students, particularly first-year students with family responsibilities; (2) funds should be made available for tutorial/remedial programs to assist students having academic difficulty; (3) studies should be made of the geographic distribution of schools of nursing by type of program (baccalaureate, associate degree, diploma); and (4) nursing school policies should encourage students to make multiple applications (to several schools). (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Admission (School), College Applicants, Enrollment, Nursing, Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Postsecondary Education, School Demography, School Holding Power, Student Characteristics, Student Financial Aid, Student Needs, Student Recruitment, Student School Relationship, Success, Withdrawal (Education)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD. Div. of Nursing.
Authoring Institution: National League for Nursing, New York, NY.