ERIC Number: ED218996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Enrollment, Graduations and Related Data: Baccalaureate and Graduate Programs in Nursing: A Special Report from the Institutional Data System.
Murphy, Marion I.
Current student and program characteristics for American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) member schools for 1979-1980 through 1981-1982 are described. Attention is directed to data on enrollment, graduation, and associated information on baccalaureate and advanced degree programs in nursing. Tables are presented on full-time and part-time enrollment and graduations for 231-263 schools (depending on the year) for master's, doctoral, generic baccalaureate, and registered nurse (RN) baccalaureate programs. These data are also presented separately for 205 schools reporting regularly. Information on variations in baccalaureate enrollment and curricular practices that affect collection and use of data is presented, along with data on the number of schools that include associate degree programs in addition to higher-level degree programs. The educational background of faculty members is also indicated. Among the findings are the following: full-time master's enrollment declined slightly at least since 1979-1980, while part-time student enrollment increased by 21-29 percent; graduations of master's students increased slightly over the most recent 2-year period; full-time doctoral enrollment decreased slightly over the last 3 years, while part-time enrollment more than doubled; full-time generic bachelor's enrollment declined by 4.9 percent over the 3-year period, while part-time enrollment increased by 44 percent for total number of schools and by 16 percent in the 205 schools which reported regularly; graduations of generic bachelor's students declined, except in the case of 1980 graduates of the 205 schools; the total schools reported a nine percent decline in full-time RN enrollment between 1979-1980 and an increase between 1980-1981 and 1982; both comparison groups of schools reported an increase in part-time RN enrollment. (SW)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, College Faculty, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Educational Background, Enrollment Trends, Full Time Students, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, Nursing Education, Part Time Students, School Surveys, Student Characteristics, Trend Analysis
American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 11 Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 430, Washington, DC 20036 ($5.00 members; $8.00 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC.