Consider what was happening in nursing in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s with the change from diploma programs to an associate degree program. Martha Rogers believed that nursing is a separate and essential discipline and a unique field of study. She worked hard to establish nursing in higher education. Explain the importance of this shift and how it impacted nursing as a profession.
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Nursing practices have changed over the years as laws and regulations have focused on ensuring that patients receive quality care. Nursing education in the 1970s was termed as haphazard and unstructured because there was less emphasis of science in the curriculum. On the other hand, nurses made medical diagnoses that focused on the psychological, social and biological aspects of the patient. Diploma nursing programs were the main source of registered nurse graduates however in the late 1970s, there was a decrease in the number of nursing diploma programs (Egenes, 2017)….…click below to purchase the full answer at $5