Flashcards in Ch 7 Nurse Education Deck (9)
Length of preparation of a baccalaureate nurse?
4-5 years in length (120-140 credits) and emphasizes courses in liberal arts, scenes, humanities. 1/2 - 2/3 of non nursing curriculum.
What is an external degree program?
nontraditional program that allowed a student to gain credit, meet external degree requirements, and obtain a degree from a degree-granting institution without attending face-to-face classes. Ex. Nursing online schools, accredited by either ACEN or CCNE... University of Phoenix
Proprietary Nursing Schools
For-profit schools that meet different requirements for each state's nursing board.
Voluntary process by which a nongovernmental agency or assoc. certifies that an individual licensed to practice a profession has a certain predetermined standards specified by that profession for specialty practice.
recognized as indicating minimum competency
indicates preparation beyond the minimum level.
Often confused with certification. Defined as "a process by which a voluntary, nongovernmental agency or organization approves and grants status to institutions or programs (not individuals) that meet predetermined standards or outcomes."
3 Trends affecting the future of nursing education through next decade
Aging of nurse faculty population, increasing number of part-time faculty, Large number of nursing faculty who are not prepared at the doctoral level.