ERIC Number: ED246931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Demand for Associate Degree Nursing Education in Central Indiana: A Study of the Personal, Academic, and Professional Characteristics of Licensed Practical Nurses.
Peters, Faye L.; Khoury, Robert M.
Since 1977, Indiana University--Purdue University at Indianapolis, Columbus Campus has been exploring the potential for offering a nursing program under the aegis of the the Indiana University School of Nursing. In May 1984, a study was conducted to determine community support for the development of a major nursing component for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Registered Nurse (RN) mobility option for an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program. A total of 395 questionnaires were mailed to Directors of Nursing at 14 nursing homes and 11 hospitals located in central Indiana and were distributed by the Directors to all LPN's or newly graduated practical nurses in their facilities. The questionnaires solicited information regarding personal characteristics, LPN school information, additional college work beyond the LPN, plans for obtaining an RN, college courses completed, interest in challenge courses and advanced placement, program scheduling preferences, and willingness to enroll in a program that would be completed partially in Columbus and partially in Indianapolis. Study findings, based on responses from 218 nurses, indicated that: (1) 44.5% of the respondents planned to go on for the RN degree, 11.8% did not plan to pursue this degree, and 43.6% were undecided; (2) 54.9% indicated they would attend the LPN to ADN program in Columbus and Indianapolis; and (3) the modal sample member was a licensed LPN, over 40, female, married, Caucasian, and had completed no college work beyond the LPN. The survey instrument is appended. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ.--Purdue Univ. at Indianapolis, Columbus, IN. Columbus Campus.