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|Title:||The Growth and Development of Associate Degree Nursing in The State of Illinois, 1952-1982|
|Author(s):||Bennett, Mildred Rose Harbrueger|
|Department / Program:||Education|
|Degree Granting Institution:||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Abstract:||The study was conducted to describe and document the historical growth and development of associate degree nursing programs in the state of Illinois. The developmental progress and the geographic placement of programs is discussed. The locations of diploma, associate degree and baccalaureate programs are cited to show their placement relationship.
The legislative development of the Illinois community college system and its effect on the development of associate degree nursing is discussed in chapter four.
The directors of the associate degree nursing programs in Illinois and college administrative personnel were secondary sources of information. Primary sources of information came from catalogs, libraries, state agencies, professional nursing organizations and minutes of meetings. Other historical facts came from documents written for recording established associate degree nursing programs and through participatory observations of the researcher.
The value of the study is that it not only provides a record of the past development of associate degree nursing programs, but that it may contribute to present thought and future decision making perspectives concerning today's nursing problems. Thinking historically and taking stock assists in determining new directions for nursing.
Conclusions are drawn about the state of associate degree nursing education in Illinois and possible future directions for nursing to meet the health care needs of people in Illinois. Some specific recommendations and future directions are discussed in the summary.
Thesis (Educat.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1983.
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2014-12-15|