ERIC Number: ED309812
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul-20
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Interest for Continuing Education among Registered Nurses in the Northwest Suburbs. Volume XVII, No. 8.
Wisner, Patricia; And Others
In 1988, a study was conducted at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) to assess the needs of registered nurses in the college's service district for continuing education courses, seminars, and workshops. A survey was mailed to 6,228 registered nurses to determine their awareness of and/or past participation in WRHC's continuing education program, their preferences for scheduling and topics, and their employment status. Survey findings, based on a 17% response rate, included the following: (1) 90% of the respondents were already familiar with WRHC's continuing education offerings for nurses, and, of these, 55% learned about the program through the college's "Continuing Education for Nurses" brochure; (2) 60% had attended one or more of WRHC's programs during the past 5 years; (3) those who had never attended cited inconvenient times as the major reason; (4) the higher the level of education the nurses had attained, the more likely they were to have attended continuing education offerings at WRHC; (5) 88% of the respondents were employed in the nursing field, with 44% working full time and 44% working part time; (6) 60% of the respondents were staff nurses and over 50% worked in hospitals; (7) the most popular continuing education topic was career options for nurses, the most popular day for a 1-day seminar was Saturday, and Monday through Thursday evenings were preferred for ongoing courses. Tables detailing survey results and the survey instrument are included. (ALB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL. Office of Planning and Research.