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January 1952

Better Nursing: A Study of Nursing Care and Education in Washington.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1952;89(1):166-167. doi:10.1001/archinte.1952.00240010176022

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Although this is a study of nursing service and nursing education in Washington state, the problems and deficiencies revealed are not limited to any locality. The study has nation-wide significance and applicability and contains information of importance to doctors, nurses, educators, hospital administrators and their staffs, and finally to the public, which is and will be the most vitally affected if the problems involved in nursing are not solved. The co-authors of the report acted as directors of the study and as consultants to the Washington Advisory Committee on Nursing Service and Training Programs and are well-known authorities in their fields. The Committee drew for its information upon extensive amounts of reference material and the findings of current and previous studies made in Washington and elsewhere. Visits were made for purposes of observation and comparison to selected hospitals and schools of professional and practical nursing. Experts were consulted, and conferences

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