ERIC Number: ED360543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Validation, Revision, and Evaluation of a Clinical Experience Using Ambulatory Care Facilities as Learning Sites for Student Nurses.
Gregory, Faye M.
A study confirmed the need for an ambulatory nursing experience as part of the vocational nursing (VN) program at the Long Beach City College (LBCC). Information on which to base the revision of the ambulatory care (AC) experience was obtained from a literature review and interviews with the following: AC administrators, California Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners, VN faculty, students who had completed the AC experience, staff of AC facilities, and California VN directors. The structure of the program was analyzed and modified to support an AC experience by amending the VN program philosophy and reclassifying the taxonomy of nursing diagnosis. Content was revised by synthesizing and integrating information from the literature review. The universal self-care deficits from Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory of Nursing were used as the organizing principle to rearrange the six AC learning tools. The use of the five-step nursing process for vocational nurses was explored and validated. After revision, LBCC faculty and the AC agency administrators evaluated the experience, measuring it against Tyler's (1949) four fundamental curriculum development questions. An evaluation plan was developed from the literature on outcome assessment. (Appendixes include 246 references, interview outlines, evaluation results, LBCC curriculum structure documents, and student learning tools.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Clinical Experience, Clinics, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Research, Evaluation Methods, Health Facilities, Nurses, Nursing Education, Practical Nursing, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Student Experience, Two Year Colleges, Validated Programs, Validity
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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