ERIC Number: ED211157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Nov-11
Reference Count: N/A
The Problem of Nursing Education: Articulation.
Fitzpatrick, M. Fenton Joseph
Gwynedd-Mercy College's (GMC's) associate (AS) and baccalaureate (BS) degree nursing programs are described in this report, with particular focus on the articulation of program content and goals. Following a historical review of the development of diploma, BS, and AS degree nursing programs, the report explains the theoretical framework and design of GMC's nursing curricula, which is based on self-organization, a concern for national health problems, the nursing process, and transfer of knowledge. After illustrating the differentiating factors between the AS and BS programs, the paper delineates these differences in the specific terms of summative competencies for baccalaureate and associate degree preparation. The compatibility of these competencies with the recommendations of the National League for Nursing is then detailed. Next, the specific summative competencies expected of BS and AS graduates and the required courses for the BS and AS degrees are linked to the theoretical framework and curricular design. The next diagrams illustrate: (1) a sample of the coding of the formative competencies for a course with 41 competencies; (2) the linkage between the formative course competencies and the summative AS degree competencies; (3) similar coding and linkage for course competencies and degree competencies at the baccalaureate level; (4) the relationship between learning experiences and teaching methods; and (5) a program evaluation design. Appendices include course descriptions and a glossary of terms. (KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gwynedd-Mercy Coll., Gwynedd Valley, PA.