ERIC Number: ED464547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Women's Health in the Baccalaureate Nursing School Curriculum: Report of a Survey and Recommendations.
National Inst. of Nursing Research (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; Office of Research on Women's Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; Office on Women's Health (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.; American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC.
This report presents the analytical results of a survey of U.S. baccalaureate nursing schools conducted during 1999 by the American Colleges of Nursing with a description of the extent of women's health content in the curriculum and selected recommendations designed to strengthen this content. Additional resources are included that describe the essentials of baccalaureate nursing education, fundamental features of women's health care, and the significant contribution of nurses in providing comprehensive women's health care. The survey was sent to deans or directors at 521 schools in the United States that had entry level baccalaureate nursing programs. Responses were received from 334 schools (64%). Results of the survey show that a large majority of entry-level baccalaureate nursing education programs do include a high percentage of women's health topics in the curriculum. One topic (the impact of race/ethnicity/culture on health status, health beliefs and behaviors, and health care use) was included in the curriculum of every school reporting. Domestic violence and rape were included in the required course content of 95% and 92% of the nursing education programs, and childhood abuse was included in 94% of the programs reporting. Areas for improvement are identified, and some specific recommendations are made. Nine appendixes contain supplemental information related to the survey methods and findings. Survey instrument is included. (Contains 38 tables and 19 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Bachelors Degrees, Course Content, Curriculum, Females, Gender Issues, Health, Higher Education, Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Surveys
Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857 (Inventory code: BHP00133). Tel: 888-275-4772 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.ask.hrsa.gov.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Nursing Research (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; Office of Research on Women's Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; Office on Women's Health (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.; American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC.