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ERIC Number: ED311795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 147
Abstractor: N/A
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Evaluation of a Six Week Professional Education Curriculum Designed To Retrain Registered Psychiatric Nurses into the Field of Psychiatric Nursing.
Safian-Rush, Donna
During the past few years, there has been a drastic shortage of registered nurses in the field of psychiatric mental health. An evaluation conducted on an internship curriculum designed to facilitate effective nursing care in the treatment of clients who exhibit emotional problems is presented with details on a study to attract and retain nurses to employment opportunities in four Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) facilities via a 6-week internship program. Five sections are as follows: introduction; literature review (the nursing shortage, enrollments in nursing programs, need for psychiatric nurses, history of psychiatric nurses, shortage of psychiatric nurses, developmental education, and educational conceptual model); methodology; results; and discussion, implications, and recommendations. Results indicate that although all hard evidence gathered for a scientifically derived evaluation program revealed no significant differences, HCA is continuing to maintain the internship curriculum, since it serves as a powerful retention tool that is preventing a nursing shortage in HCA facilities. Four appendices are: the Nursing Shortage Reduction Act of 1987 S. 1402, text of the bill as reported; curriculum; and final exam for HCA internship nursing program. Tables and graphs are included. Contains 81 references. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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