ERIC Number: ED228903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Initial Report and Preliminary Recommendations.
National Commission on Nursing, Chicago, IL.
Basic issues in nursing education, practice, and public policy initiatives and preliminary recommendations for action are discussed, based on research conducted by the National Commission on Nursing. Findings are based on public hearings, a review of journal articles since 1975 and state studies and policy documents since 1977, and a survey of health care institutions, academic institutions, and organizations. The following key relationships in the areas of nursing practice are identified: nurses and physicians and nurses and health care administrators, nurses and health care institutions, nurses and the nursing profession, and nurses and unions and supplementary agencies. Nursing education concerns include: the need for a defined sequence of nursing education for basic, graduate, and continuing education; coordination of educational programs on a local, state, and regional basis; resources for nursing education; programs for registered nurse students and for formerly inactive nurses; and the need to examine the appropriate relationship between education and practice. Finally, public policy issues include the use of nursing personnel, licensure, and nurses' involvement in policy formation. Recommendations and action plans are included, along with a substantial bibliography. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrators, Articulation (Education), Coordination, Health Personnel, Health Services, Higher Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Nursing, Nursing Education, Physicians, Professional Autonomy, Public Policy, Unions
National Commission on Nursing, 840 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Hospital Supply Association.; American Hospital Association, Chicago, IL.; Hospital Research and Educational Trust, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Nursing, Chicago, IL.