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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155577
Type:
Presentation
Title:
NCLEX Preparation for Master's Entry into Nursing Programs
Abstract:
NCLEX Preparation for Master's Entry into Nursing Programs
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Klakovich, Marilyn D., DNSc, RN, CNAA
P.I. Institution Name:Azusa Pacific University
Title:Director of Continuing Education
Co-Authors:Felicitas Dela Cruz, DNSc, RN, FAANP
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe the types of NCLEX preparation currently used in Masters Entry into Nursing Programs (MEPN) in the United States. Background: In MEPN programs, successful completion of NCLEX exams is required before students can progress to graduate coursework. It is critical to use the best resources available to facilitate student success. However, little is known about which forms of NCLEX preparation are being used with this population of students. Methods: Email surveys were sent to the Deans of 51 schools of nursing on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing website listing accelerated masters programs. Results: Of the 51 surveyed, 32 responded (63%). Eight schools did not have a master?s entry program. Of the 24 schools with a master?s entry program, nine (38%) used Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) for NCLEX preparation. ATI specializes in nationally standardized entrance and comprehensive testing related to the nursing process, critical thinking, and competency skills. Six schools (25%) use Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) which provides critical thinking, computerized exams. Three schools (13%) use Educational Resources, Inc. (ERI). ERI provides tests for assessing the skills of the registered nurse. The remaining schools used Mosby Assess Test (n = 2, 8%), National League for Nursing (NLN) exams (n=1, 4%), Kaplan Review (n=1, 4%), or no special NCLEX preparation (n=2, 8%).Implications: Given the intensity and accelerated nature of MEPN programs, MEPN programs must use appropriate resources to assist students to successfully progress through their pre-licensure coursework and NCLEX exams. The results of this study provide baseline information on the preparation programs currently employed in MEPN programs, as well as anecdotal impressions. Additional research is needed to determine the comparative predictive value of these preparation programs as well as the resources provided for student remediation during the pre-licensure phase.
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.titleNCLEX Preparation for Master's Entry into Nursing Programsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155577-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">NCLEX Preparation for Master's Entry into Nursing Programs</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Klakovich, Marilyn D., DNSc, RN, CNAA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Azusa Pacific University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director of Continuing Education</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mklakovich@apu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Felicitas Dela Cruz, DNSc, RN, FAANP</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe the types of NCLEX preparation currently used in Masters Entry into Nursing Programs (MEPN) in the United States. Background: In MEPN programs, successful completion of NCLEX exams is required before students can progress to graduate coursework. It is critical to use the best resources available to facilitate student success. However, little is known about which forms of NCLEX preparation are being used with this population of students. Methods: Email surveys were sent to the Deans of 51 schools of nursing on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing website listing accelerated masters programs. Results: Of the 51 surveyed, 32 responded (63%). Eight schools did not have a master?s entry program. Of the 24 schools with a master?s entry program, nine (38%) used Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) for NCLEX preparation. ATI specializes in nationally standardized entrance and comprehensive testing related to the nursing process, critical thinking, and competency skills. Six schools (25%) use Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) which provides critical thinking, computerized exams. Three schools (13%) use Educational Resources, Inc. (ERI). ERI provides tests for assessing&nbsp;the skills of the registered nurse. The remaining schools used Mosby Assess Test (n = 2, 8%), National League for Nursing (NLN) exams (n=1, 4%), Kaplan Review (n=1, 4%), or no special NCLEX preparation (n=2, 8%).Implications: Given the intensity and accelerated nature of MEPN programs, MEPN programs must use appropriate resources to assist students to successfully progress through their pre-licensure coursework and NCLEX exams. The results of this study provide baseline information on the preparation programs currently employed in MEPN programs, as well as anecdotal impressions. Additional research is needed to determine the comparative predictive value of these preparation programs as well as the resources provided for student remediation during the pre-licensure phase.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:58:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:58:20Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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