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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)



First Advisor

W. Preston Gleason

First Committee Member

M. Dale Arvey [?]

Second Committee Member

Cedric W. Dempsey

Third Committee Member

Helmut H. Reimer


The purpose of this study was to assess the perceptions of counselors, vocational nursing students, and associate degree nursing students in three community colleges, and baccalaureate degree nursing students at two universities, in relation to a nursing education model. The nursing education model encompassed two areas: (1) characteristics of the vocational nursing, associate degree nursing and baccalaureate degree nursing programs, and (2) occupational functioning of the graduates of these programs. This model was constructed from the established position on nursing education and graduate function, as taken by the American Nursing Association and the California League for Nursing. In addition, the three student groups were compared on certain characteristics.



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