Standardized Canadian Exam for Pre-Licensure Preparation: Collaborative Development

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154030
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Presentation
Title:
Standardized Canadian Exam for Pre-Licensure Preparation: Collaborative Development
Abstract:
Standardized Canadian Exam for Pre-Licensure Preparation: Collaborative Development
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Bradley, Patricia, MEd, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:York University
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Bonnie Jean Hobbins MS, RN, Testing Manager - HESI Assessment
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Evidence -based Practice Presentation] Purpose: The aim of this collaborative project was to develop a standardized Canadian Registered Nurse Examination for pre-licensure preparation that identifies students at risk, provides remediation content, and is predictive of student success.  For more than 40 years nurse educators in the United States of America (U.S.A.) have used standardized tests to identify students who are at risk for national licensure failure and to direct remediation of content/concept knowledge. Additionally, standardized measurements can provide valuable data for curriculum evaluation. Strength of the Evidence: Nine serial research studies have demonstrated highly predictive accuracy of the Elsevier HESI RN Exit Exams (90% to 91%) in the U.S.A. Currently no Canadian English translation of this exam is available. Proposed practice change: To increase the pass rates on the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination (CRNE) among first-time writers through development of a standardized Canadian HESI Exam-RN conceptually equivalent for nursing students in Canada and matched to the National Entry-level Registered Nurse Practice Competencies (2008). According to the Canadian Nurses Association (2009) in 2008 the pass rate for first-time writers educated in Canada is 90% compared to 70% of internationally educated nurses. Implementation: Faculty at York University Toronto in Ontario, Canada, assumed the role of editor-in-chief and content expert for the purposes of forward translation, verification, and back-translation. Nurse educators at Elsevier Assessment HESI Exams in the U.S.A. collaboratively built an electronic pool of test items. The Canadian HESI Exam-RN, 150-items composed of four competency categories will consist of a Kuder-Richardson Formula 20 of 0.91, average item difficulty of 0.68-0.70, and Point Biserial Correlation Coefficient of 0.16-0.18.  Evaluation: With translation completed, pilot testing and cognitive interviews are set for a group of Canadian graduate nurses in 2011. Continuous test statistics will be gathered for all Canadian cohorts and will be used for continuous quality improvement.
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.titleStandardized Canadian Exam for Pre-Licensure Preparation: Collaborative Developmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154030-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Standardized Canadian Exam for Pre-Licensure Preparation: Collaborative Development</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Bradley, Patricia, MEd, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">York University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">bradleyp@yorku.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Bonnie Jean Hobbins MS, RN, Testing Manager - HESI Assessment</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Evidence -based Practice Presentation] Purpose: The aim of this collaborative project was to develop a standardized Canadian Registered Nurse Examination for pre-licensure preparation that identifies students at risk, provides remediation content, and is predictive of student success.&nbsp; For more than 40 years nurse educators in the United States of America (U.S.A.) have used standardized tests to identify students who are at risk for national licensure failure and to direct remediation of content/concept knowledge. Additionally, standardized measurements can provide valuable data for curriculum evaluation. Strength of the Evidence: Nine serial research studies have demonstrated highly predictive accuracy of the Elsevier HESI RN Exit Exams (90% to 91%) in the U.S.A. Currently no Canadian English translation of this exam is available. Proposed practice change: To increase the pass rates on the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination (CRNE) among first-time writers through development of a standardized Canadian HESI Exam-RN conceptually equivalent for nursing students in Canada and matched to the National Entry-level Registered Nurse Practice Competencies (2008). According to the Canadian Nurses Association (2009) in 2008 the pass rate for first-time writers educated in Canada is 90% compared to 70% of internationally educated nurses. Implementation: Faculty at York University Toronto in Ontario, Canada, assumed the role of editor-in-chief and content expert for the purposes of forward translation, verification, and back-translation. Nurse educators at Elsevier Assessment HESI Exams in the U.S.A. collaboratively built an electronic pool of test items. The Canadian HESI Exam-RN, 150-items composed of four competency categories will consist of a Kuder-Richardson Formula 20 of 0.91, average item difficulty of 0.68-0.70, and Point Biserial Correlation Coefficient of 0.16-0.18.&nbsp; Evaluation: With translation completed, pilot testing and cognitive interviews are set for a group of Canadian graduate nurses in 2011. Continuous test statistics will be gathered for all Canadian cohorts and will be used for continuous quality improvement.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:41:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:41:31Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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