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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156707
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evaluating Curriculum Outcomes with HESI Exams
Abstract:
Evaluating Curriculum Outcomes with HESI Exams
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Murray, Karen, DrPH, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Registered Nurse Education Program
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Ainslie Nibert, RN, PhD
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of Health Education Systems Inc. (HESI) specialty and custom exams in evaluating student success and curricular outcomes in an associate degree nursing (ADN) program. Design: A correlational design was used to analyze the relationship between nursing students’ HESI exam scores and their final course grades. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: The sample consisted of 52 ADN students who graduated in the spring or fall semesters of 2002, and who had completed all nursing courses and taken all HESI exams administered during the curriculum. Concept or Variables Studied Together: Students scores on the HESI Admission Assessment (A2), three HESI specialty exams (Maternity, Pediatric, and Psychiatric Nursing), three 50-item custom exams (designed by HESI to evaluate specific course content), and the HESI Exit Exam (E2) were compared with the students’ final course grades and NCLEX-RN outcomes. Methods: Pearson r correlations were calculated to determine the degree of relationship between students’ HESI scores and their final course grades in the courses the HESI exams were used to evaluate. The predictive accuracy of the E2 was also measured. Findings: Significant correlations (P Conclusions: The findings of this study indicated that the HESI exams administered during the three-year study period were reliable and valid. Limitations of the study included: use of a convenience sample, and the lack of control for intervening variables that could have occurred following completion of nursing courses and the related HESI exams, and following administration of the E2 and taking the NCLEX-RN. Implications: The findings of this study supported the use of HESI exams as a means of obtaining evidence of curricular effectiveness.
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.titleEvaluating Curriculum Outcomes with HESI Examsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156707-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Evaluating Curriculum Outcomes with HESI Exams</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">Murray, Karen, DrPH, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Registered Nurse Education Program</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kmurray@delmar.edu</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">Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of Health Education Systems Inc. (HESI) specialty and custom exams in evaluating student success and curricular outcomes in an associate degree nursing (ADN) program. Design: A correlational design was used to analyze the relationship between nursing students’ HESI exam scores and their final course grades. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: The sample consisted of 52 ADN students who graduated in the spring or fall semesters of 2002, and who had completed all nursing courses and taken all HESI exams administered during the curriculum. Concept or Variables Studied Together: Students scores on the HESI Admission Assessment (A2), three HESI specialty exams (Maternity, Pediatric, and Psychiatric Nursing), three 50-item custom exams (designed by HESI to evaluate specific course content), and the HESI Exit Exam (E2) were compared with the students’ final course grades and NCLEX-RN outcomes. Methods: Pearson r correlations were calculated to determine the degree of relationship between students’ HESI scores and their final course grades in the courses the HESI exams were used to evaluate. The predictive accuracy of the E2 was also measured. Findings: Significant correlations (P Conclusions: The findings of this study indicated that the HESI exams administered during the three-year study period were reliable and valid. Limitations of the study included: use of a convenience sample, and the lack of control for intervening variables that could have occurred following completion of nursing courses and the related HESI exams, and following administration of the E2 and taking the NCLEX-RN. Implications: The findings of this study supported the use of HESI exams as a means of obtaining evidence of curricular effectiveness.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T15:03:07Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T15:03:07Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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