ERIC Number: ED351500
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Feasibility of an LPN to ADN Articulation Program at LSUA. Vocational Education Research.
Louisiana State Univ., Alexandria.
A feasibility study examined the need for and likelihood of success for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) articulation program for Louisiana State University (LSU) at Alexandria. Following a literature search on the theoretical establishment and implementation of such a program, three schools with successful articulation programs were identified and surveyed. Needs assessment surveys were mailed to all LPNs residing in the nine-parish area served by LSU; data from the 800 respondents (40 percent) indicated an interest in advancing their nursing education. The study also explored the National League for Nursing's criteria for articulation program, the philosophy of the Council of Administrators of Nursing Education for LPN to ADN articulation, requirements of the Louisiana State Board for Nursing for LPN to ADN articulation, and status of articulation in other Louisiana programs. An advisory committee was established and communication processes and a cooperative plan were developed with the Alexandria Vocational Technical Institutes's LPN program. (The report is followed by these appendixes: literature review, site visit reports, LPN survey results, articulation survey of Louisiana ADN program, advisory committee and agenda of first and second meetings, and glossary of acronyms.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, College School Cooperation, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Feasibility Studies, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Literature Reviews, Needs Assessment, Nurses, Nursing Education, Practical Nursing, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ., Alexandria.