This little volume is a progress report of a five year curriculum research project in basic nursing education now in its third year at the University of Washington school of nursing. The study was undertaken as a result of two important surveys on nursing in the state of Washington. A survey of the nursing needs and resources was completed in 1950. A second survey, completed in 1951, directed its attention toward the improvement of nursing and recommended that the University of Washington school of nursing exert leadership in strengthening diploma programs in the state and develop a research program in nursing education. The current studies are being financed by grants from the National Institutes of Health (Public Health Service) and the Commonwealth Fund.
Although the material is primarily addressed to faculty members in schools of nursing, there is much information that should be helpful to faculties of other professional schools