HESI Exit Exam: Predictive Value for Entry Level Competencies of Novice Registered Nurses

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153187
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Presentation
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HESI Exit Exam: Predictive Value for Entry Level Competencies of Novice Registered Nurses
Abstract:
HESI Exit Exam: Predictive Value for Entry Level Competencies of Novice Registered Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Pine, Rosemary, RN, MSN, CDE
P.I. Institution Name:The Methodist Hospital
Title:Clinical Special
[Symposium Presentation] The purpose of this study was to determine if the HESI Exit Exam (E2), which is a highly accurate predictor of NCLEX-RN success, might also measure entry level competencies of novice nurses. The sample consisted of 108 new graduate nurses who took the E2 prior to graduation and were assigned to acute care and critical care units in a large, tertiary-care hospital. Five instruments were used to obtain the data for this study: (1) E2 scores obtained during the final semester or quarter of new graduates' nursing school programs, (2) NCLEX-RN outcomes reported by the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners within the first three months of employment, (3) Performance Management Systems (PMS) competency evaluation scores, (4) Medication Administration Safety Test (MAST) scores, and (5) 90-Day Performance Appraisal scores. PMS scores ranged from 45.38 to 109.00 (highest possible score is 130) (M = 75.10; SD = 13.67; Mdn = 72.65). MAST scores ranged from 52.00 to 100.00 (highest possible score is 100) (M = 79.16; SD = 11.91; Mdn =77.00). The 90-Day Performance Appraisal scores ranged from 9.00 to 17.00 (highest possible score is 20) (M = 11.37; SD = 1.86; Mdn = 10.62). Based on a chi-square test of independence, the E2 was significantly related to NCLEX-RN outcomes (c2(4) = 13.49, p <0.01). As E2 scores decreased, subjects risk for NCLEX-RN failure increased. These findings indicated that the E2 was not only an effective predictor of new graduatesÆ NCLEX-RN success, but was also as an effective measure novice nurses' competencies, as measured by the PMS, MAST, andá90-Day Performance Appraisal. As such, E2 scores are potentially useful determinants of the new graduate nurses' ability to assume entry-level positions within the practice setting.
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.titleHESI Exit Exam: Predictive Value for Entry Level Competencies of Novice Registered Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153187-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">HESI Exit Exam: Predictive Value for Entry Level Competencies of Novice Registered Nurses</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">Pine, Rosemary, RN, MSN, CDE</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The Methodist Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Special</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rpine@tmh.tmc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Symposium Presentation] The purpose of this study was to determine if the HESI Exit Exam (E2), which is a highly accurate predictor of NCLEX-RN success, might also measure entry level competencies of novice nurses. The sample consisted of 108 new graduate nurses who took the E2 prior to graduation and were assigned to acute care and critical care units in a large, tertiary-care hospital. Five instruments were used to obtain the data for this study: (1) E2 scores obtained during the final semester or quarter of new graduates' nursing school programs, (2) NCLEX-RN outcomes reported by the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners within the first three months of employment, (3) Performance Management Systems (PMS) competency evaluation scores, (4) Medication Administration Safety Test (MAST) scores, and (5) 90-Day Performance Appraisal scores. PMS scores ranged from 45.38 to 109.00 (highest possible score is 130) (M = 75.10; SD = 13.67; Mdn = 72.65). MAST scores ranged from 52.00 to 100.00 (highest possible score is 100) (M = 79.16; SD = 11.91; Mdn =77.00). The 90-Day Performance Appraisal scores ranged from 9.00 to 17.00 (highest possible score is 20) (M = 11.37; SD = 1.86; Mdn = 10.62). Based on a chi-square test of independence, the E2 was significantly related to NCLEX-RN outcomes (c2(4) = 13.49, p &lt;0.01). As E2 scores decreased, subjects risk for NCLEX-RN failure increased. These findings indicated that the E2 was not only an effective predictor of new graduates&AElig; NCLEX-RN success, but was also as an effective measure novice nurses' competencies, as measured by the PMS, MAST, and&aacute;90-Day Performance Appraisal. As such, E2 scores are potentially useful determinants of the new graduate nurses' ability to assume entry-level positions within the practice setting.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:06:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:06:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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