ERIC Number: ED358767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
State Plan for Improving Access to Nursing Education.
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
This report presents a plan for nursing education in the State of Washington that would help in alleviating the shortage of nurses in the state. The plan addresses the current status of nursing education and critical issues pertaining to the following: (1) the geographic availability of nursing education and training programs; (2) curriculum standards for each type of nursing education and training program (practical nursing, associate degree registered nursing programs, and bachelor degree programs in nursing); (3) procedures to facilitate optimal transfer or granting of course credit; and (4) evaluation processes to maximize opportunities for receiving credit for knowledge and clinical skills. The report also includes discussions concerning the national nursing shortage as well as the nursing shortage in the State of Washington, the structure of nursing education in Washington, and the legal and accrediting authority for the content and quality of nursing programs within the state. Appendices present a relevant portion of state Senate Bill 6152 that addresses the nursing shortage and requires the preparation of a statewide plan, a list of the advisory committee members, a summary of other states' plans for nursing education, and locations where nursing programs are being offered in Washington State. Contains 16 references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, Credits, Curriculum Development, Educational Planning, Higher Education, Needs Assessment, Nurses, Nursing Education, Practical Nursing, Professional Education, State Action, State Legislation
Higher Education Coordinating Board, 917 Lakeridge Way, GV-11, Olympia, WA 98504 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington