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The curriculums of recently established training programs for nurse practitioners have been the major determinant of viability of the concept of a nurse who exerts clinical judgement as a provider of ambulatory health service. Curriculums assume special importance if one accepts the proposition that a formal postsecondary or university educational experience should be the setting where nurses are prepared for redelineated roles, in preference to an apprenticeship approach.
Nurses and physicians, who are educators in such programs, have frequently reported severe difficulties in planning, implementation, and evaluation. These difficulties stem, to a considerable extent, from the lack of documented precedents
Training of the Nurse Practitioner: A Clinical and Statistical Analysis.. Ann Intern Med. ;80:568–569. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-4-568_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(4):568-569.
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