ERIC Number: ED248343
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Development of Curriculum Content for a Unique Career Ladder Multi-Entry/Multi-Exit Nursing Program. Final Report.
Rosbach, Ellen M.
A project was undertaken to develop the curriculum content for a unique career ladder multi-entry/multi-exit nursing program that would provide training for nurse aides, practical nurses, and registered nurses. The major objectives of the project were to conduct a review of the literature on curriculum materials presently in use, to develop 11 syllabi for the program, to provide instructional guidelines for each course in the program, to secure approval for the nursing curriculum content from the Washington State Boards for Practical and Registered Nursing, and to secure accreditation for the revised program from the National League of Nursing. During the project, the entire nursing faculty at Lower Columbia College in Longview, Washington, took part in content research and course development work that resulted in a program that allows students to move from functioning as a nurse aide to practical nursing, and on to functioning as a registered nurse. The program, which is now being implemented at Lower Columbia College, has received the approval of the Washington State Boards for Practical and Registered Nursing and is recommended as an approach to nursing education that provides students with increased flexibility and satisfaction in their pursuit of careers in nursing. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington State Commission for Vocational Education, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Lower Columbia Coll., Longview, WA.
Identifiers - Location: Washington