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October 1957

News and Comment

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1957;100(4):686. doi:10.1001/archinte.1957.00260100170024

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Awards for Advanced Nurse Training.  —The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare has announced that 587 awards for advanced nurse training have been made under a new Public Health Service program.The Service has just completed allocation of $2,000,000 appropriated by Congress last August to help overcome a serious shortage of nurses trained for teaching, supervisory, and administrative positions. This appropriation was for the first year of an authorized threeyear program.The funds have been made available through 56 schools of nursing and public health to assist nurse trainees from every state.Half of this year's trainees are preparing for teaching positions. Twenty-eight per cent are training for administrative posts, and the remaining twenty-two per cent, for supervisory positions.A preference for positions in schools of nursing or practical nursing was indicated by 56% of the trainees. Twenty-eight per cent said they prefer hospital nursing service, and sixteen per

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