TWI Methods of Teaching Auxiliary Nursing Personnel

Olive White, RN, The American Journal of Nursing, Vol. 46, No. 6, June 1946

“It has accomplished standardization of work methods and a quality of performance that is proving it efficacy.” – Olive White, R.N., 1946

A detailed example of using the TWI program during war time at King County Harborview Hospital in Seattle to orient, instruct and supervise nonprofessional women to decrease the demands of head nurses and allow staff nurses to be available for more vital duties, all while maintaining good patient care.

  • Planning for instruction
  • Classifications and jobs for instruction
  • Timetable for instruction
  • Job Breakdown Sheet for training
  • Plan for supervision


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