ERIC Number: ED145150
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Development and Implementation of a Curriculum for Nurse Refresher Course. Final Report.
The project reported here was done to design and implement a model curriculum for a nurse refresher course to update the unemployed nurse's knowledge and skills in preparation for a return to employment. This report begins with an abstract of the project, a course evaluation based on the second of two field tests, and a brief course syllabus. The remainder of the content consists of the detailed course outline which includes the following: Unit 1 (Introduction), Unit 2 (Update in Nursing--health care, nursing, and nursing practice), and ten case studies of several disease processes and life events that require nursing care. Both units and the case studies include behavioral objectives, content outline, and suggested methods, materials, and assessment methods (expected outcomes). Topics of the case studies, varying in length from five to nineteen pages and each covering the case and related nursing content, are normal newborn; toddler with a head injury; adolescent with ulcerative colitis; young adult with diabetes; young adult with leukemia and thrombophlebitis; pregnancy, labor, delivery, puerperium, and postpartum psychosis; adult with myocardial infarction and a pacemaker; older adult with emphysema and congestive heart failure; older adult with a cataract and transurethral resection; and elderly patient with arthritis and total hip replacement. (EM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Behavioral Objectives, Case Studies, Children, Course Content, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Demonstration Programs, Diabetes, Diseases, Infants, Learning Activities, Models, Nursing, Postsecondary Education, Pregnancy, Professional Continuing Education, Refresher Courses, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Nebraska Occupational Needs Research Coordinating Unit, Lincoln.; Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeast Community Coll., Lincoln, NE.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska