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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153129
Type:
Presentation
Title:
When Diversity Comes to a College of Nursing
Abstract:
When Diversity Comes to a College of Nursing
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Spies, Martha, PhD, RN, CNE
P.I. Institution Name:Chamberlain College of Nursing
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Pamela Willson, RN, PhD, FNP, BC; Carol Lightner, PhD, RN
[Research Presentation] Purpose: Determine the consistency with which an admissions matrix is applied to an applicant pool of changing ethnic makeup to a school of nursing. Methods: Recently Chamberlain College of Nursing has grown to four campuses spanning three time zones. Additionally, the St. Louis area became more ethnically diverse reflected in the applicant pool. In order to provide the basis for a more consistent admission process across all the campuses, an admission matrix was developed. The components include a standardized test grade point average (college or high school), a written essay, and grades in pre-requisite courses. Because of the changing composition of the applicant pool, it is important that the admission matrix be valid (admits students who have the potential for success in a rigorous nursing program) and reliable (consistently applied across all applicants). Correlations between the basic components of the matrix and the admission decisions for 166 applicants were determined. Results: Significant correlations were found between the subtotal and total scores on the matrix and admission decisions. Inconsistencies in applying the matrix criteria were discovered. Subscores on the admissions matrix between 1 and 3, for example, were almost equally likely to result in admission as deny decisions. Scores on the standardized admission test, although significantly correlated to the admission decision, were inconsistently applied. Cumulative GPAs (college or high school) were not significantly correlated to admission decisions. Conclusion: This information will be used to help the admissions committee make more consistent decisions for a culturally diverse population of applicants. A longitudinal study is planned to determine the validity of the matrix in predicting students who are successful in the nursing program as well as to identify students who can be successful when provided with appropriate resources.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWhen Diversity Comes to a College of Nursingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153129-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">When Diversity Comes to a College of Nursing</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Spies, Martha, PhD, RN, CNE</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Chamberlain College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mspies@chamberlain.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Pamela Willson, RN, PhD, FNP, BC; Carol Lightner, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose: Determine the consistency with which an admissions matrix is applied to an applicant pool of changing ethnic makeup to a school of nursing. Methods: Recently Chamberlain College of Nursing has grown to four campuses spanning three time zones. Additionally, the St. Louis area became more ethnically diverse reflected in the applicant pool. In order to provide the basis for a more consistent admission process across all the campuses, an admission matrix was developed. The components include a standardized test grade point average (college or high school), a written essay, and grades in pre-requisite courses. Because of the changing composition of the applicant pool, it is important that the admission matrix be valid (admits students who have the potential for success in a rigorous nursing program) and reliable (consistently applied across all applicants). Correlations between the basic components of the matrix and the admission decisions for 166 applicants were determined. Results: Significant correlations were found between the subtotal and total scores on the matrix and admission decisions. Inconsistencies in applying the matrix criteria were discovered. Subscores on the admissions matrix between 1 and 3, for example, were almost equally likely to result in admission as deny decisions. Scores on the standardized admission test, although significantly correlated to the admission decision, were inconsistently applied. Cumulative GPAs (college or high school) were not significantly correlated to admission decisions. Conclusion: This information will be used to help the admissions committee make more consistent decisions for a culturally diverse population of applicants. A longitudinal study is planned to determine the validity of the matrix in predicting students who are successful in the nursing program as well as to identify students who can be successful when provided with appropriate resources.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:03:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:03:45Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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