ERIC Number: ED416929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Illinois Articulation Initiative in Nursing Education.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
As part of the statewide Illinois Articulation Initiative, a panel was formed in October 1993 to develop a model articulated nursing curriculum and minimum nursing competencies. This report presents the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the panel. Following a brief introduction, the history of articulation efforts and policies in Illinois is reviewed and background information is provided on nursing articulation efforts and policies, the state articulation initiative and school-to-work transition system, and the goals and role of the nursing panel. Findings from a literature review undertaken by the panel are then presented regarding nursing articulation models and trends in health care, nursing, and nursing education. Fourteen assumptions related to the articulation process are provided. The following three model curriculum paths developed by the panel are then set forth: (1) from nursing assistant to associate-level pre-nursing coursework to a baccalaureate degree; (2) from nursing assistant to licensed practical nurse to an associate degree; and (3) from a high school-level nursing assistant certificate program to an associate degree to a bachelor's degree. Nursing competencies developed by the panel are presented for five nursing functions: provide care, manage health-related situations, teach, conduct research, and participate as a member of the discipline. For each function, conceptual, technical, contextual, interpersonal communication, integrative, and adaptive competencies are presented. Finally, the report outlines recommendations for implementing the model. Contains 29 references and a glossary. (BCY)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Certificates, Educational History, Educational Policy, Health Occupations, Minimum Competencies, Models, Nursing, Nursing Education, Postsecondary Education, State Programs, Transfer Policy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.