Community college education through the looking glass of associate degree nursing
Teaching and Learning in Nursing Volume 7, Number 3, ISSN 1557-3087 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Community colleges, offering associate degree education, have become the major supplier of new graduates across the academic disciplines and professional careers. In nursing, associate degree nursing (ADN) preparation offers the shortest pathway to professional practice. Approximately 60% of nursing students graduate from Community Colleges. A diverse population of traditional and nontraditional students enters the contemporary higher-education system. Lack of appropriate academic preparation affects the students’ success and integration into professional practice. The community college leadership must evaluate whether the existing curriculum reflects the contemporary social and student needs.
Staykova, M.P. (2012). Community college education through the looking glass of associate degree nursing. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 7(3), 93-97. Elsevier Ltd.