ERIC Number: ED348078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
AACJC/Metropolitan Life Foundation Registered Nurse Shortage Project: Status Report.
McKenney, James F.
The American Association of Community and Junior Colleges's Nurse Shortage Project was designed to alleviate the nurse shortage by helping community colleges improve recruitment, retention, and graduation in nursing programs through direct mini-grants, with a special emphasis on Tech Prep/Associate Degree initiatives between secondary schools and community colleges. Mini-grants of an average $8,000 were awarded for the following projects: "Minority High School Apprentice Program in Nursing" (Florida Community College [CC] at Jacksonville); "Promoting Career Opportunities in Nursing to the Minority and Male Population of Galveston" (Galveston College, Texas); "Hocking Technical College Career Ladder Nursing Opportunity Program" (Ohio); "2 + 2 High School/College Nursing Education Program" (Kauai CC, Hawaii); "Language Enrichment for Nursing Students" (LaGuardia CC, New York); "Salish Kootenai College Project for Recruitment and Retention of Native Americans in Associate Degree Nursing" (Montana); "Production of Two High Interest, Four-Minute Videos to Recruit Under-Represented High School Students into Nursing" (Santa Barbara City College, California); "A Proposal to Facilitate the Upward Career Mobility of Licensed Practical Nurses to Complete the Associate Degree and Registered Nurse Requirements" (Umpqua CC, Oregon); "Nursing Tech-Prep Career Ladder Completion Project Emphasizing Minority/Male Success" (Washtenaw CC, Michigan); "Registered Nurse Shortage Project at Wytheville CC" (Virginia); "A Project to Increase Admission, Retention, and Graduation Potential of Minority Nursing Students" (CC of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); "Marshalltown High School - Marshalltown CC Tech Prep Nursing Curriculum Project" (Iowa); "Multiple Entry Nursing Career Ladder" (Monroe CC, New York); "Accelerated Curriculum--Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Registered Nurse (RN)" (New Mexico Junior College). This status report provides a 1- to 2-page summary of the objectives and results of the 10 Round One college projects, and brief summaries of the proposals for the 9 Round Two projects. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Foundation.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: For the Full Report, see ED 337 217.