Date of Graduation
College of Education and Human Services
Curriculum & Instruction/Literacy Studies
Nursing professionalism is assumed to develop during the educational process, with the model of the baccalaureate degree program. There have been few studies on the development of professionalism in beginning nursing students, especially those in a two-year associate degree nursing program. This research study explored the concept of professional development in reaction to the increased number of associate degree registered nurses in this country since the inception of the associate degree nursing programs in the 1950s. The impact of the registered nursing shortage on the nursing profession and the educational preparedness of future registered nurses was also explored. The research question, "How does nursing curriculum impact the development of professionalism in associate degree nursing programs?" was explored. This qualitative study is a descriptive cross sectional study with a linear frame model examining the relationship between educational content captured and the development of nursing professionalism.
Riter, Cristina M., "The influence of nursing curriculum in associate degree nursing programs on the development of nursing professionalism in graduating nursing students" (2010). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 2973.