Moving towards Evidence-Based Education: Using Research to Develop School of Nursing Program Policies

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147555
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Title:
Moving towards Evidence-Based Education: Using Research to Develop School of Nursing Program Policies
Abstract:
Moving towards Evidence-Based Education: Using Research to Develop School of Nursing Program Policies
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Yoho, Mary J., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Elsevier Review and Testing
Title:Director of Research
Co-Authors:Leslie J. Pafford, RN, FNP
[Evidence-based presentation] Evidence-based Education is becoming a standard for schools of nursing in the development of program policies.  Particularly challenging is the identification of admission criteria to select applicants who will successfully complete the nursing program and pass the NCLEX-RN.  One Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program is conducting research utilizing HESI (now Evolve Reach) Admissions Assessment (A square) exam, the custom Mid-Curricular (MC) exam, and the Exit Exam (E square) to drive policy development, select strong applicants, decrease student attrition, and maintain NCLEX-RN pass rates. A descriptive longitudinal study design was used to examine the relationship of the scores of the HESI 'A square' math ad reading comprehension exams to the MC, the MC to the E square, and the E square to the NCLEX-RN, of their ADN program which uses an integrated nursing curriculum. The study included 139 students who took the HESI 'A square', MC, E square and NCLEX-RN from August, 2002 through October, 2004. Students were required to complete mandatory remediation of content area weakness as identified on the MC.  Students also had mandatory remediation of content area weaknesses as identified on the E square, and had to achieve a benchmark score of 850 for progression in the nursing program.  Findings indicated the 'A square' reading comprehension scores were significantly related to the MC scores (r = .406; P = .001) and MC scores to the E square scores (r  = .279; P = .01).  The E square was 94.55% accurate in predicting NCLEX-RN success. Due to the results of the study, the 'A square' Grammar exam will considered as an admission criterion and will be studied to determine if a statistically significant relationship is detected among 'A square' composite scores and student retention. The MC score is now counted at 5% of the second semester comprehension exam grade. Results of these policy changes based on research evidence will be discussed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.titleMoving towards Evidence-Based Education: Using Research to Develop School of Nursing Program Policiesen_GB
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dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Moving towards Evidence-Based Education: Using Research to Develop School of Nursing Program Policies</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Yoho, Mary J., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Elsevier Review and Testing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director of Research</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">m.yoho@elsevier.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Leslie J. Pafford, RN, FNP</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based presentation] Evidence-based Education is becoming a standard for schools of nursing in the development of program policies.&nbsp; Particularly challenging is the identification of admission criteria to select applicants who will successfully complete the nursing program and pass the NCLEX-RN.&nbsp; One Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program is conducting research utilizing HESI (now Evolve Reach) Admissions Assessment (A square) exam, the custom Mid-Curricular (MC) exam, and the Exit Exam (E square) to drive policy development, select strong applicants, decrease student attrition, and maintain NCLEX-RN pass rates. A descriptive longitudinal study design was used to examine the relationship of the scores of the HESI 'A square' math ad reading comprehension exams to the MC, the MC to the E square, and the E square to the NCLEX-RN, of their ADN program which uses an integrated nursing curriculum. The study included 139 students who took the HESI 'A square', MC, E square and NCLEX-RN from August, 2002 through October, 2004. Students were required to complete mandatory remediation of content area weakness as identified on the MC.&nbsp; Students also had mandatory remediation of content area weaknesses as identified on the E square, and had to achieve a benchmark score of 850 for progression in the nursing program.&nbsp; Findings indicated the 'A square' reading comprehension scores were significantly related to the MC scores (r = .406; P = .001) and MC scores to the E square scores (r &nbsp;= .279; P = .01).&nbsp; The E square was 94.55% accurate in predicting NCLEX-RN success. Due to the results of the study, the 'A square' Grammar exam will considered as an admission criterion and will be studied to determine if a statistically significant relationship is detected among 'A square' composite scores and student retention. The MC score is now counted at 5% of the second semester comprehension exam grade. Results of these policy changes based on research evidence will be discussed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:33:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:33:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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