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July 11, 1953

Collegiate Education for Nursing.

JAMA. 1953;152(11):1080. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690110094039

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This book is important to all physicians, nurses, and hospital administrators who are concerned about the future education of nurses. The book outlines in brief the situation in nursing service available today. It shows that there are actually more graduate nurses currently working than at any previous time. At the same time it points out the weaknesses in the present system for education of nurses and recommends that experimentation and research in nursing education be developed on the collegiate level. The book is really a plea for a change in the outmoded and stereotyped teaching methods of the past. The author states that this book "is offered as a basis of discussion in the hope that, with other current studies by many groups and individuals who are working on the problem, it may help to clarify issues and bring about a concensus on principles leading to satisfactory long-range plans for

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