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Holloway, Sally – 1973
Twenty Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) became Registered Nurses (RN) in a pilot program giving partial academic credit for their LPN training and building on their existing skills. The program revolved around three needs: (1) trained nurses; (2) eliminating the notion that jobs were dead-end; and (3) achieving upward mobility for hospital staff.…
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Educational Programs, Medical Education, Nursing
Bentley, Barbara S.; And Others – 1982
This report provides data describing the nursing population as determined by the second national sample survey of registered nurses. A brief introduction is followed by a chapter that presents an overview of the survey methodology, including details on the sampling design, the response rate, and the statistical reliability. Chapter 3 provides a…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Education, Demography, Educational Background
Reese, Susan – Techniques Making Education and Career Connections, 2005
In February 2004, when the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its list of the 10 occupations with the largest projected job growth in the years 2002-2012, registered nurses (RNs) were at the top of the list. American Nurses Association President Barbara A. Blakeney noted at the time that it was not surprising given our aging population and…
Descriptors: Nurses, Labor Needs, Nursing Education
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Wilson, Connie S.; Mitchell, Barbara S. – Nursing Outlook, 1999
The effectiveness of the collaborative Nursing 2000 model in promoting nursing careers was evaluated through a survey of 1,598 nursing students (637 responses). Most effective techniques were the "shadow a nurse" program, publications, classroom and community presentations, and career-counseling telephone calls. (SK)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Career Choice, Higher Education, Nursing Education
McKenney, James F. – 1991
The American Association of Community and Junior Colleges's Nurse Shortage Project was designed to alleviate the nurse shortage by helping community colleges improve recruitment, retention, and graduation in nursing programs through direct mini-grants, with a special emphasis on Tech Prep/Associate Degree initiatives between secondary schools and…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Career Ladders, Community Colleges, Cooperative Planning
Hawaii Univ., Lihue. Kauai Community Coll. – 1991
In an effort to increase the number of graduating Kauai High School (KHS) seniors prepared to enter the Kauai Community College (KCC) Career Ladder Nursing Program, a special 2 + 2 program was initiated involving college/high school curriculum articulation, academic and career counseling, and early admission to KCC. At the outset of the project,…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Career Awareness, College Credits, College Preparation
Franklin, John – Occupational Outlook Quarterly, 1976
Gerontological nursing (the care of the elderly) as a specialization for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nursing aides is discussed with respect to training and qualifications, employment outlook, and earnings for each group. (JT)
Descriptors: Career Opportunities, Employment Qualifications, Gerontology, Nurses
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Warugaba, Christine; Naughton, Brienna; Hedt-Gauthier, Bethany; Muhirwa, Ernest; Amoroso, Cheryl L. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
The growing utilization of massive open online courses (MOOCs) is opening opportunities for students worldwide, but the completion rate for MOOCs is low (Liyanagunawardena, Adams, & Williams, 2013). Partners In Health (PIH) implemented a "flipped" MOOC in Rwanda that incorporated in-class sessions to facilitate participant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Rural Areas
Pooyan, Abdullah; And Others – 1988
Turnover rates for nurses are among the highest for all professional employees. This study investigated the potential predictors of registered nurses' intention to quit. Survey questionnaires were mailed to a population of 779 registered nurses from two hospitals in North Dakota. Approximately 4 weeks later, usable responses were received from 353…
Descriptors: Career Change, Higher Education, Individual Characteristics, Job Satisfaction
Wisner, Patricia; And Others – 1989
In 1988, a study was conducted at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) to assess the needs of registered nurses in the college's service district for continuing education courses, seminars, and workshops. A survey was mailed to 6,228 registered nurses to determine their awareness of and/or past participation in WRHC's continuing education program,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Community Surveys, Educational Needs, Employment Patterns
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. – 2002
This document contains the text of the Nurse Reinvestment Act, which amends the Public Health Service Act to address the increasing shortage of registered nurses by instituting a series of policies to improve nurse recruitment and nurse retention. Title I details two initiatives to boost recruitment of nurses. The first initiative includes the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Career Development, Career Ladders, Change Strategies
Simoens, Steven; Villeneuve, Mike; Hurst, Jeremy – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2005
There are reports of current nurse shortages in all but a few OECD countries. With further increases in demand for nurses expected and nurse workforce ageing predicted to reduce the supply of nurses, shortages are likely to persist or even increase in the future, unless action is taken to increase flows into and reduce flows out of the workforce…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Organizational Culture, Nurses, Public Policy
Randall, Shelly – ProQuest LLC, 2013
There is an extreme shortage of registered nurses (RNs) in the United States (U.S.). This shortage is projected to grow to 260,000 RNs by the year 2025 (American Association of Colleges Nursing [AACN], 2010a). In order to meet the current and future health care needs of the population of the U.S., nursing schools would have to graduate at least…
Descriptors: Nursing, Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Bachelors Degrees
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Foley, Marcia; Lee, Julie; Wilson, Lori; Cureton, Virginia Young; Canham, Daryl – Journal of School Nursing, 2004
Although job satisfaction has been widely studied among registered nurses working in traditional health care settings, little is known about the job-related values and perceptions of nurses working in school systems. Job satisfaction is linked to lower levels of job-related stress, burnout, and career abandonment among nurses. This study evaluated…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, School Nurses, Factor Analysis, Measures (Individuals)
Walston, Sydney C. – Alternative Higher Education: The Journal of Nontraditional Studies, 1978
The Institute for Personal and Career Development of Central Michigan University offers external degree programs for adult learners using nontraditional study. The competency-based programs described include credit given for the educational background and relevant career-life experiences of registered nurses in Michigan. (Author/LBH)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, College Credits, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Design
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