ERIC Number: ED337217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
AACJC/Metropolitan Life Foundation Registered Nurse Shortage Project: Final Report.
Hawaii Univ., Lihue. Kauai Community Coll.
In an effort to increase the number of graduating Kauai High School (KHS) seniors prepared to enter the Kauai Community College (KCC) Career Ladder Nursing Program, a special 2 + 2 program was initiated involving college/high school curriculum articulation, academic and career counseling, and early admission to KCC. At the outset of the project, it became clear that there were serious career awareness deficits among the high school students which would make recruitment into the Career Ladder Nursing Program (CLNP) extremely difficult. This problem was addressed through the Health Occupations Exploration Program, a joint high school/college/hospital initiative which exposed students to nursing and health careers and to the education and employment opportunities available in these fields. Program participants begin in 10th and 11th grade by taking a supervised course of study emphasizing English, Math, and Science. As high school seniors, the 2 + 2 students take support courses in anatomy, physiology, and psychology at KCC. By fall 1991, more than 20 high school students had expressed verbal and course scheduling commitment for the 2 + 2 course sequence and for early admission into the CLNP for fall of 1992. In addition, career awareness and health exploration activities were developed and implemented in all 7th and 8th grade science classes and in all high school Pre-algebra, Algebra I, and Geometry courses. A review of other vocational education curriculum articulation activities at KCC; project planning session summaries; promotional materials; and charts illustrating the health occupation needs in Hawaii are included. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; Metropolitan Life Foundation.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Lihue. Kauai Community Coll.