ERIC Number: ED269088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr-15
Reference Count: 0
Strategies for Maintaining Associate Degree Nursing Programs.
As part of the national campaign of the American Nurses Association (ANA) to create two levels of nursing, one for bachelor of science nurses (BSN's) and one for associate degree nurses (ADN's), Illinois has been targeted for a legislative push to change the laws governing nurse licensure, which, if successful, would signal the beginning of the end of associate degree nursing in its present form. The President's Council in Illinois has recognized the critical nature of the coming fight over the law on licensure and has been actively engaged in designing an agenda of activities for implementation against the ANA's proposals. On the local level, support is being secured from ADN directors and faculty, local hospitals and nursing homes; the success of ADN programs is being publicized; and community groups are being mobilized in support of ADN programs. On the state level, the Coalition for the Preservation of the Current Nurse Practice Act has been organized to apply pressure on state legislators. On the national level, ANA activities are being monitored, information is being shared with other groups involved in the same fight, and the ANA is being challenged to produce facts and figures to support its position. (EJV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual National Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (66th, Orlando, FL, April 13-16, 1986).