ERIC Number: ED311996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug-25
Reference Count: N/A
The Sears-Roebuck Foundation Partnership Development Fund Keep Amrica Working Project To Develop an Articulated Nursing Education Program: Final Project Report.
Jackson, Marie; Brown, Norman D.
In 1989, a project was undertaken by Tyler Junior College (TJC) in cooperation with the University of Texas at Tyler (UTT) to develop a career-oriented, articulated nursing education program. The project had four main objectives: (1) to provide a comprehensive course of study which would facilitate student progression from admission to a career as a licensed vocational nurse or a registered nurse at the associate, bachelor's, or master's degree level; (2) to develop recruitment guidelines to increase the enrollment and graduation rates of nursing students; (3) to supply additional nurses to meet a critical shortage of nurses in the region; and (4) to identify, recruit, counsel, and educate adults who were unemployed or whose skills were unemployable. To accomplish the first objective, TJC and UTT completed an analysis of their respective curricula and developed two clearly delineated courses of study, a fast-track curricula and an individual option plan. These individualized programs facilitate educational and career mobility by allowing students to progress through the two institutions with a minimum of program redundancy. The success of the project was demonstrated by record numbers of nursing candidates being accepted into courses of study at the two colleges. The high number of candidates will presumably help alleviate the nursing shortage currently being experienced in the region. The program description contains outlines of the two individualized study programs, data on enrollment trends, graduation projections, recruitment and admissions materials, and a final budget report. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Sears-Roebuck Foundation, Skokie, IL.; American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Tyler.; Tyler Junior Coll., TX.