Best predictors of success in a Master of Science degree program in nursing: GRE, GPA, or both?

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159636
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Presentation
Title:
Best predictors of success in a Master of Science degree program in nursing: GRE, GPA, or both?
Abstract:
Best predictors of success in a Master of Science degree program in nursing: GRE, GPA, or both?
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Maurer, Marcia
P.I. Institution Name:Loyola University Chicago
Contact Address:Niehoff School of Nursing, 6525 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL, 60626, USA
Contact Telephone:773.508.3261
The purpose of this research study was to determine the best admission criteria to predict success in a Master of Science degree program in Nursing. The research question was: Is the GRE, the undergraduate GPA, or both equally effective in the determination of success? Three groups of students were compared: Students with an undergraduate cumulative & nursing GPA of 3.0 or better who took the GRE; students with an undergraduate cumulative & nursing GPA of 2.99 or less who took the GRE; and students with an undergraduate cumulative & nursing GPA of 3.0 who did not take the GRE. Graduate school success was determined by the combined average GPA for three key courses. Bivariate correlations were calculated between the dependent variable of combined average GPA for the key courses, and the independent variables of undergraduate cumulative GPA, nursing GPA, GRE total, verbal, quantitative, and analytic scores, age and years as an RN. Multiple linear regression was performed to identify predictors of success in the key core courses. Students with an undergraduate nursing GPA of 3.0 or higher and no GRE were as successful in the three key courses as students who took the GRE.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBest predictors of success in a Master of Science degree program in nursing: GRE, GPA, or both?en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159636-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Best predictors of success in a Master of Science degree program in nursing: GRE, GPA, or both?</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Maurer, Marcia</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Loyola University Chicago</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Niehoff School of Nursing, 6525 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL, 60626, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">773.508.3261</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mmaurer@luc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this research study was to determine the best admission criteria to predict success in a Master of Science degree program in Nursing. The research question was: Is the GRE, the undergraduate GPA, or both equally effective in the determination of success? Three groups of students were compared: Students with an undergraduate cumulative &amp; nursing GPA of 3.0 or better who took the GRE; students with an undergraduate cumulative &amp; nursing GPA of 2.99 or less who took the GRE; and students with an undergraduate cumulative &amp; nursing GPA of 3.0 who did not take the GRE. Graduate school success was determined by the combined average GPA for three key courses. Bivariate correlations were calculated between the dependent variable of combined average GPA for the key courses, and the independent variables of undergraduate cumulative GPA, nursing GPA, GRE total, verbal, quantitative, and analytic scores, age and years as an RN. Multiple linear regression was performed to identify predictors of success in the key core courses. Students with an undergraduate nursing GPA of 3.0 or higher and no GRE were as successful in the three key courses as students who took the GRE.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:11:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:11:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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