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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153775
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Predicting Employment Success with the HESI Exit Exam
Abstract:
Predicting Employment Success with the HESI Exit Exam
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Reiter, Peg, MS, RN-C
P.I. Institution Name:St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
Title:Director, Patient Safety & Quality Enhancement
Co-Authors:Ainslie Nibert, RN, PhD
Objective: This study examined relationships among employment success indicators for new graduate critical care nurses. The Health Education Systems Inc. (HESI) Exit Exam (E2) was evaluated for utility in predicting NCLEX-RN success and achievement of clinical performance objectives in the first year of employment. Design: A descriptive, correlational design was used to compare employment success indicators. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: The sample consisted of 41 newly-licensed critical care registered nurses (RNs) from a 900-bed hospital in Texas who began employment following graduation from baccalaureate (BSN) or associate (ADN) degree nursing programs. Data were collected from June 1999 to June 2003. Concept or Variables Studied Together: Data included: subjects’ E2, competency assessment exam and clinical performance evaluation scores and NCLEX-RN outcomes. Methods: Predictive accuracy of the E2 regarding NCLEX-RN success was calculated, and chi squares were used to detect differences in NCLEX outcomes and E2 prediction scores. Correlations of E2, competency assessment exam and clinical performance evaluation scores were also performed. Findings: The E2 was highly accurate in predicting NCLEX-RN outcomes for all subjects (100%). Significant correlations (p Conclusions: Findings confirmed that the E2 was a highly accurate predictor of NCLEX-RN success for new graduate critical care nurses. Competency assessment exam scores correlated with E2 scores, and performance evaluation scores from the first ninety days of employment correlated with retention rates at one year. Implications: Cost-effective and time-saving exams, such as the E2, are as useful as labor-intensive competency assessment exams in predicting new graduates who are most likely to be successful in units with high staff turnover.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePredicting Employment Success with the HESI Exit Examen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153775-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Predicting Employment Success with the HESI Exit Exam</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Reiter, Peg, MS, RN-C</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director, Patient Safety &amp; Quality Enhancement</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mreiter@sleh.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Ainslie Nibert, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: This study examined relationships among employment success indicators for new graduate critical care nurses. The Health Education Systems Inc. (HESI) Exit Exam (E2) was evaluated for utility in predicting NCLEX-RN success and achievement of clinical performance objectives in the first year of employment. Design: A descriptive, correlational design was used to compare employment success indicators. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: The sample consisted of 41 newly-licensed critical care registered nurses (RNs) from a 900-bed hospital in Texas who began employment following graduation from baccalaureate (BSN) or associate (ADN) degree nursing programs. Data were collected from June 1999 to June 2003. Concept or Variables Studied Together: Data included: subjects&rsquo; E2, competency assessment exam and clinical performance evaluation scores and NCLEX-RN outcomes. Methods: Predictive accuracy of the E2 regarding NCLEX-RN success was calculated, and chi squares were used to detect differences in NCLEX outcomes and E2 prediction scores. Correlations of E2, competency assessment exam and clinical performance evaluation scores were also performed. Findings: The E2 was highly accurate in predicting NCLEX-RN outcomes for all subjects (100%). Significant correlations (p Conclusions: Findings confirmed that the E2 was a highly accurate predictor of NCLEX-RN success for new graduate critical care nurses. Competency assessment exam scores correlated with E2 scores, and performance evaluation scores from the first ninety days of employment correlated with retention rates at one year. Implications: Cost-effective and time-saving exams, such as the E2, are as useful as labor-intensive competency assessment exams in predicting new graduates who are most likely to be successful in units with high staff turnover.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:30:26Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:30:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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