Postdiploma nursing education: after the year 2000.

  title={Postdiploma nursing education: after the year 2000.},
  author={M L Ellerton and Janet Curran-Smith},
  journal={Journal of continuing education in nursing},
  volume={31 6},
The emergence of new health care needs related to changing demographics, financial restraints on health care, and increased rates of chronic illness has contributed to the need for nurses with a range of highly specialized skills. Yet traditional education programs for nurses have focused on diploma level preparation for bedside staff positions. This study explores the assessments of 714 clinical nurses with diploma level preparation and 56 nurse managers about the need for postdiploma nursing… CONTINUE READING

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