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Guide to programs in nursing in four-year colleges and universities : baccalaureate and graduate programs in the United States and Canada
Redman, Barbara Klug.
Publication Information:
New York : American Council on Education/Macmillan Pub. Co., [1987]

Physical Description:
xxxiv, 472 pages ; 29 cm.
General Note:
Includes indexes.
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Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Edited by the executive director and the president of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, this Guide contains descriptions of 592 institutions that offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Information was solicited from each school directly. The book is arranged alphabetically by state and province, and subarranged alphabetically by name of school. Institution entries are consistent, containing address, telephone number, administrative officer, and a general description. A description of the baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral programs follows. The general description for each school includes the institution's founding date, physical location, and size. Library facilities are described, and the type of accreditation is listed. The number of nursing faculty members is noted along with their research projects and publications. The student-life section includes student organizations and services, special features for disadvantaged students, and the number of students living in campus housing. Enrollment figures, affiliations with health-care facilities, and the academic year are included. In each institution's program section, there are specific data such as admission requirements, tuition and fees, financial aid, and transfer policies. Continuing-education programs and postdoctoral study are also described. The introduction discusses the nature of university-based nursing education. A summary table of all the programs listed in the book provides a quick picture of the nursing programs offered in each state. The Guide concludes with a program index and an institution index. The first index lists all institutions alphabetically by state under the following headings: Generic Baccalaureate; Baccalaureate Completion for RNs; Master's; Doctoral; and Post-Doctoral. The institution index lists alphabetically all schools with their geographic locations. Anderson and Schmidt's Directory of Degree Programs in Nursing: Baccalaureate, Master's, Doctoral (Arco, 1984) is similar in scope and format, though it doesn't include Canadian institutions. The Guide, however, contains more detailed entries for each institution and the most up-to-date information. The Guide will be of value to high school, public, and academic libraries that collect career materials and resources.

Choice Review

Redman, Executive Director of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and Amos, President of the AACN, have produced a unique guide to baccalaureate, graduate, and postdoctoral nursing programs in the US and Canada. An introductory overview of degree and graduate programs in nursing includes details about national accreditation and state approval. Following this, in state-by-state and province-by-province arrangement, is a listing of institutions offering degrees in nursing. Each program is described in the context of the parent institution and in terms of the nursing programs themselves. Costs, scholarships, housing, hospital affiliations, accreditation status, numbers of students and instructors, and library facilities are among the specifics included in each description. This reference work is very complete, well printed, and bound for heavy use. Recommended for all college and university libraries.-K. Bradley, Bellevue Community College