ERIC Number: ED297828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Associate Degree Nursing Program: Program Evaluation Report 88-4.
Clagett, Craig A.
In 1987, a study was conducted of Maryland's Prince George's Community College's (PGCC's) associate degree in nursing program. The study investigated the enrollment patterns and academic performance of the 272 students identified as nursing majors in fall 1987; program costs; student performance indicators; program completions; licensure examination results; graduate employment patterns; employer evaluations of PGCC nursing graduates; occupational demand forecasts; and other educational suppliers. Study findings included the following: (1) 94% of the fall 1987 nursing students were female, nearly 20% were over age 35, and 42% were black; (2) nursing instruction cost $5,110 per full-time equivalent student in fall 1987, nearly 58% higher than the average for all occupational disciplines at PGCC; (3) over the last decade, 94% of the students enrolled in a nursing course passed it; (4) of the 106 nursing graduates who took the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nursing, 85% passed; (5) since 1980, 92% of the nursing graduates who responded to follow-up surveys reported employment in nursing positions; (6) a July 1987 report projected statewide employment of nurses to be over 30,700 by 1990; and (7) 27 institutions offer programs in registered nursing in Maryland. Enrollment, survey, outcomes, and cost data are appended. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.