ERIC Number: EJ1036872
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
The Acceptability of Online and For-Profit Nursing Degrees: A Study of Hiring Gatekeeper Perceptions
Kinneer, James W.
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v17 n2 Sum 2014
A national survey of health care recruiters was used to compare their attitudes toward four different RN-to-BSN degree options based on the method of instruction (classroom, online) and the type of college (traditional, forprofit). The analysis was based on the data received from 116 respondents who completed the questionnaire. The study findings revealed significant differences among the four degree options, with respect to the perceived advantages of the hiring process, credibility, concerns about credentials, and likelihood to recommend hiring. More specifically, the study participants favored degrees from traditional colleges and classroom instruction over those earned at for-profit colleges and through online instruction.
Descriptors: Nursing, Nursing Education, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, National Surveys, Questionnaires, Credibility, Credentials, Teaching Methods, Proprietary Schools, Higher Education, Recruitment, Employer Attitudes, Academic Degrees, Measures (Individuals), Individual Characteristics, Job Placement, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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