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January 10, 1948

Counseling in Schools of Nursing: A Study of the Principles and Techniques of Personnel Services for Students

JAMA. 1948;136(2):143. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890190071029

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This book provides excellent orientation for administrators, counselors, instructors, supervisors, head nurses and general staff nurses in the problems of student nurses and the guidance which should be available to them. It should prove valuable in the preparation of the personnel specialist or counselor. The authors are particularly well qualified by training and experience to present the subject of counseling in an authoritative and comprehensive manner. Part 1 provides the historical background of nursing and personnel work, while 2 and 3 deal with the understanding of the student, her problems in nursing and types of counseling which are necessary. Part 4 offers a practical approach to organization and development of a personnel program.

The importance of good counseling to the student, who is enabled to make the most of her opportunities, is stressed throughout. The hospital and patient benefit by improved morale and better adjustment of the student. The hospital

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