ERIC Number: EJ717816
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
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Wisconsin's Nursing Alignment Idea is Catching On
Techniques Making Education and Career Connections, v80 n5 p21-27 May 2005
Faculty and administrators from each of Wisconsin's 16 technical colleges recently implemented a collaborative curriculum development project focused on alleviating the state's nursing shortage. Beginning last fall, learners could enroll in a statewide, "one-plus-one" nursing program at any one of Wisconsin's 16 technical colleges. Developed in collaboration with the Worldwide Instructional Design System (WIDS), a nonprofit organization that provides curriculum-design software, consulting and training services, the unique nursing program allows students to become practical nurses after one year and associate-degree nurses after two years, without overlap or repeating credits. Already, Wisconsin's aligned nursing program is serving as a model for other states and colleges interested in doing the same.
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Credits, Technical Institutes, Nursing, Nurses, Instructional Design, Nursing Education
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin