ERIC Number: ED306995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Nursing Graduate Follow-Up, Catonsville Community College.
Catonsville Community Coll., MD. Office of Institutional Research.
In 1989, a study was conducted at Catonsville Community College (CCC) to determine the post-graduation experiences and attitudes of the students who had graduated from the nursing program between June 1987 and December 1988. Of the 113 graduates surveyed, 24 responded to the questionnaire. In addition, 10 employers returned questionnaires concerning the preparation of the CCC graduates. Study findings included the following: (1) 88% of the respondents indicated that they had worked full-time as a nurse since completing the CCC program; (2) 79% had worked as registered nurses for more than six months; (3) 63% were employed as staff nurses, and 21% were employed as charge nurses on evening or night shifts; (4) 90% listed their salaries as over $22,000; (5) all of the respondents had received an orientation at their first job, and the majority found it helpful; (6) experiences at CCC were rated by the majority of the respondents as either "superior" or "above average," and faculty were perceived as helpful and concerned about students; (7) only 42% of the respondents indicated that they would definitely still choose nursing as a career, though only two people said they probably would not; and (8) none of the respondents had completed a bachelor's program, but almost one-third were currently enrolled in or planned to enter such a program. The survey instruments are included. (ALB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Catonsville Community Coll., MD. Office of Institutional Research.