ERIC Number: ED337219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
The AACJC/Metropolitan Life Foundation Registered Nurse Shortage Project at Wytheville Community College. Final Report and Executive Summary.
Suarez, Terrance E.
The purpose of the American Association for Community and Junior Colleges (AACJC)/Metropolitan Life Foundation project at Wytheville Community College (WCC) was to address the critical shortage of nursing professionals in southwest Virginia. The project consisted of establishing a pilot nursing education program between the associate degree nursing program at WCC and one of the high school-based practical nursing programs within the college's service region. An articulation agreement was developed between WCC and two service region practical nurse programs. The agreement established a system by which prospective students, specifically minorities and males, are identified and recruited as early as the ninth grade. The students are then guided into a set of classes which meet high school graduation requirements, and satisfy college associate degree nursing program pre-requisites, and allow for entry into one of the practical nursing programs, and, upon completion, admission to the second year of the college's associate degree nursing program. Specifically students will enroll in the preclinical practical nursing education programs as seniors in high school. The program allows for completion of the associated degree nursing program within two years of high school completion. Though completed, the articulation agreement has yet to be signed. In addition, the curriculum has not yet been approved by the State Board of Nursing. Completion of all remaining project activities is scheduled for the fall semester 1991. A copy of the articulation agreement is attached. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; Metropolitan Life Foundation.
Authoring Institution: Wytheville Community Coll., VA.