Date of Award

Spring 1988

Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




The purpose of this essay was to develop a guide for assessing readiness to learn. The literature review served as a basis for the guidelines which included physical, psychological, emotional, and cognitive indicators. The guidelines are designed to serve a nurse who is providing education for the parent of a pediatric patient in an in-patient or out-patient setting. The guidelines consist of personal client data, subjective information provided by the client, and objective information provided by nurse observations. Ideally, the guidelines will assist the nurse in providing education when it will be the most effective and the client is optimally ready to assimilate it.