ERIC Number: ED283420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
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An Analysis of Academic Programs Preparing Nursing Administrators.
Stepura, Barbara A.; Tilbury, Mary S.
Key elements of the master's level programs offering majors and/or minors in nursing administration and accredited by the National League for Nursing were assessed. The focus was admission and graduation stipulations and curriculum content. Courses were classified according to content and categorized as either administration, research, generic/support, clinical, or other. For the 70 responding nursing schools, 25 admission requirement categories, 4 graduation requirement categories, and 12 different graduation credit standards of measurement were found. Curriculum analysis was structured around the program's preparation objectives: major concentration or functional role in nursing administration. Of 66 programs, 31 were majors and 35 were functional (19 schools were omitted from program analysis). A total of 824 courses were identified in the 66 programs. Strong curriculum strands were found emphasizing theory, theory development, and in particular, nursing theory content. Similar patterns were found in research curriculum content. Measurable differences were apparent between major and role programs in the categories of administration, clinical, and generic course requirements. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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