ERIC Number: ED222131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
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Primary Care in the Baccalaureate Nursing Program. Pathways to Practice.
Haase, Patricia T.
The work and findings of the Southern Regional Education Board's Nursing Curriculum Project (NCP) for baccalaureate programs, which included faculty development programs for primary nursing care and clinical electives, are discussed. The historical background of primary care in the baccalaureate nursing program is traced, and characteristics of practice are defined for the baccalaureate and master's level. Four faculty development projects were established in the southern region to assist faculty learners to expand their concepts of primary care, view the commonalities of nursing practice as they vary with the setting for practice, and learn new methods necessary for practice in primary care. The four nursing programs were located at Emory University, Mississippi University For Women, Texas Woman's University, and Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia. Each project employed the same general format: an initial, intensive 3-week didactic and clinical session on campus followed by a 9-month period during which each learner worked with a preceptor at home, was visited by the NCP director, and attended one or two seminars. A 3-week summer session was devoted to curriculum planning. Finally, to demonstrate the efficacy of electives for increasing the flexibility of a nursing curriculum and maintaining its relevance to changing health care practices, two southern schools were chosen as sites to develop electives: Dillard University in New Orleans and Hampton Institute in Tidewater, Virginia. The clinical elective provides students experience in industry, schools, geriatrics, rehabilitation, community health agencies, and hospitals. (SW)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Clinical Experience, College Faculty, College Students, Curriculum Development, Elective Courses, Faculty Development, Geographic Regions, Higher Education, Nursing, Nursing Education, Primary Health Care
Southern Regional Education Board, 1340 Spring Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30309.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.