Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


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First Advisor

Dr. Bob Riley

Second Advisor

Dr. Dennis Holt

Third Advisor

Mr. Phares Raybon


In the last fifty years, the nation's population has more than doubled while the number of workers needed in the health fields has quadrupled. Shortages in all the health professions exist with the shortage in nursing being the most serious. Currently the national supply of active nurses is 640,000. The Surgeon General's Consultant Group on Nursing has established a need of 850,000 professional nurses by 1970, although 680,000 by 1970 is a more realistic goal.



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