Title

Alcohol-related content in undergraduate nursing curricula in the northeastern United States

Department

Nursing

Document Type

Article

Publication Source

Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services

Publication Date

2011-01-01

Volume

49

Issue

6

First Page

22

Last Page

30

Abstract

Societal alcohol abuse and misuse is disproportionate to the number of related didactic and clinical hours reported by traditional baccalaureate nursing programs in the United States. Because no recent research re-examines the findings from earlier studies, a survey was developed and then electronically distributed to all nursing department deans or program chairs of traditional baccalaureate nursing programs in the Northeast (N = 117). Twenty-seven (23%) schools responded. Results showed limited didactic and clinical offerings. Most schools cover content related to definition, psychological and medical complications, and treatment and rehabilitation. Clinical applications were limited as was content addressing public dimensions of alcohol misuse. The current findings showed little change from those of studies conducted more than 20 years ago. Based on the current findings, further survey development is encouraged with the intent of continuing exploration of curricular offerings related to alcohol misuse. © SLACK Incorporated.

DOI

10.3928/02793695-20110503-01

https://doi.org/10.3928/02793695-20110503-01

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