ERIC Number: ED306875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Establishment of an Off-Campus Baccalaureate Nursing Program.
Ostmoe, Patricia M.
In an effort to prepare more baccalaureate level nurses for the rural areas of central Wisconsin and to accommodate the educational needs of geographically bound nontraditional students, a basic baccalaureate nursing program was established at an off-campus site. This University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire program is offered in cooperation with two two-year campuses, a four-year institutions, and a hospital. The program incorporates aspects of three traditional outreach program models documented in the literature, the satellite, cooperative and interinstitutional models. The program includes the following components: (1) a curriculum that is equal in quality to the on-campus curriculum; (2) faculty hired for the off-campus site after completion of a year-long on-campus orientation; (3) on-campus faculty who travel to the off-campus site for instruction; (4) use of audiographic telecommunications teaching strategies; (5) off-campus faculty who travel to the main campus for participation in university governance; (6) recruitment and advising of students by all participating educational institutions; (7) partial funding support for the program by the hospital; (8) provision of non-nursing courses by the four-year and two-year campuses; (9) availability of instructional facilities at the cooperating institutions; (10) sharing of financial aid administration; and (11) provision of student scholarship support through the hospital. The program demonstrates unprecedented cooperation between four separate educational institutions and a private nonprofit health care agency. Contains 5 references. (KM)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, College Curriculum, College Faculty, College Programs, Cooperative Programs, Extension Education, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Models, Nontraditional Students, Nursing, Nursing Education, Off Campus Facilities, Program Descriptions, Rural Areas, State Universities, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC. Div. of Nursing.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Eau Claire.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.