ERIC Number: ED478629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
AACC Nursing Survey.
American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.
This document, presented in the form of PowerPoint print outs, indicates a total of 420 (nearly 60%) associate degree nursing (ADN) programs responded to a survey conducted by the American Association of Community Colleges' (AACC) Nursing and Allied Health Initiative (NAHI) for 2003. The sample is representative based on urbanicity and region. Colleges with larger overall enrollments and colleges with more ADN degrees awarded did, however, appear to be slightly more likely to respond to the survey. Survey respondents reported a 16% increase in the number of new students admitted to ADN programs between fall 2001 and 2002, with increases seen in all regions and urbanicity settings. Nonetheless, respondents also argue that nursing school enrollments are stunted due to lack of qualified faculty; clinical, classroom, and lab space; and preceptors. Urban community colleges were less likely to report lack of clinical space as a barrier to adding more students than colleges located outside of urban areas. Colleges in mid-sized cities and large city suburban colleges were least likely to report finding quality faculty as a barrier to adding more students. Analysis also suggested regional differences for lack of preceptors. In addition, RN to BSN articulation appears to be most problematic in the Southeast, with nearly 25% of colleges in the Southeast reporting no articulation, compared to 13% in all colleges. (NB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Articulation (Education), College Faculty, Community Colleges, Educational Facilities, Enrollment, Job Placement, Nursing, Outcomes of Education, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Content/NavigationMenu/HotIssues/ Nursing/Final_Results.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.