Date of Award

Fall 1991

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



First Advisor

Dupuis, Adrian

Second Advisor

Wake, Madeline

Third Advisor

Riordan, Thimothy


In much the same way Dickens considered the past similar to the present "in the superlative degree of comparison only", so is the history of nursing education similar to that of the present. Likewise, only by comparing nursing education in the highest degree of complex social, economic and technical change can knowledge be gained for future nursing education.


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