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ERIC Number: ED262830
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May-23
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Development of a Career Ladder Mobility Program in Nursing.
Hafer, Nylene; Davis, Steve
This collection materials describes and illustrates various features of New Mexico Junior College's (NMJC's) career ladder program for nursing. Introductory material outlines the internal institutional factors and external influences from the nursing field that served as the basis for the development and implementation of the career ladder program. The next sections explain the curricular options for articulation students who will transfer to a four-year program, and for generic students who may pursue tracks leading to a nursing assistant's certificate, a Licensed Practical Nurse's (LPN) diploma, or an associate degree in nursing. The paper offers evidence of the success of the program, citing the unique contributions of articulation students (who often have years of actual hands-on clinical experience) and the generic students (who have a strong foundation in nursing theory and process). Finally, articulation efforts with the University of New Mexico are noted. Attachments include: (1) job descriptions and appraisal forms for nursing assistants, LPN's, associate degree nurses (ADN's), and baccalaureate degree nurses; (2) a summary of the steps involved in establishing the career mobility program at NMJC; (3) an outline of the issues involved in translating experience into academic credit; (4) an outline of the role change involved in the transition from an LPN to an ADN; (5) the NMJC mission statement; (6) position statements by the American Nurse's Association and National League for Nursing on educational issues; (7) information on New Mexico's Systems for a Nursing Articulation Program (SNAP); (8) curriculum information; and (9) data on the success of students enrolled in the career ladder program in passing the LPN examination, on enrollment and graduation trends, and on board examination results. (EJV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A