Curriculum Analysis of Home Health Content in Associate Degree and Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Education
Article first published online: 5 MAY 2007
Public Health Nursing
Volume 6, Issue 1, pages 8–15, March 1989
How to Cite
Zink, M. R. (1989), Curriculum Analysis of Home Health Content in Associate Degree and Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Education. Public Health Nursing, 6: 8–15. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1446.1989.tb00564.x
- Issue published online: 5 MAY 2007
- Article first published online: 5 MAY 2007
- Received August 30, 1987, and in revised form April, 1988. Accepted for publication June 1, 1988.
A statewide study was done with five associate degree (ADN) and five baccalaureate degree (BSN) nursing programs in Georgia to examine the similarities and differences in curriculum based on a nationally used model. From this overall study, select content related to community/home health care was evaluated in the sample programs. Professional standards for community and home health care nursing practice, as well as other published literature on the topic, provided a basis to determine competence to practice. Data were collected through a taped telephone interview to all program chairpersons (N = 10) and mailed questionnaires to faculty involved with all required courses (N=110). Content analyses of responses allowed for evaluation of frequency of these learning activities between ADN and BSN programs and among BSN programs in the areas of family, teaching, interdisciplinary collaboration, physical assessment, and leadership. Overall, the results indicated lack of conclusive data to support a distinct difference in these educational components between the ADN and BSN sample or among BSN programs. The study was intended to servce as a basis for home health care curriculum development in the future.