Educational Status of Nursing

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 Excerpt: …and ranged from 13 to 13£. In no instance were these hours found to be under 12. The entire course of training at that date was in all schools in this country two years or under (the one exception was the training school of the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, at Philadelphia, which adopted the three-year course in 1904), a condition which should be considered in discussing the working hours of students. Ten or more hours a day in addition to class work and study might be endured for a period of two years without obvious or immediate injury to health. The same hours carried on for three years would prove a serious strain upon the student’s physical resources, inflicting perhaps irreparable injury. The conclusions reached in this first study of working hours of students were that they were universally excessive, that their requirement reacted injuriously not only upon the students, but eventually upon the patients and the hospital, that it was a shortsighted and unjustifiable economy in hospital administration which permitted it to exist. Fifteen years later, statistics show that though the course of training has now in the great majority of schools been lengthened to three years, shorter hours of work have not generally accompanied this change, and that progress in that direction has been slow and unsatisfactory. Nearly half (45.4 per cent) of the entire number of hospitals reporting on this subject still require a working day of 10 hours and over. The following statistics are from reports received recently by the Bureau of Education, and presented with them for comparison are statistics on the same subject in 1896. i Percentage under 10 hours in 1911, 54.6. 2 Percentage under 10 hours in 1896,37.8. In speaking of hours it must be remembered…

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