HESI Admissions Tests Predict Success in First Semester Nursing Students

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202265
Type:
Presentation
Title:
HESI Admissions Tests Predict Success in First Semester Nursing Students
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Use of preadmission testing in schools and colleges of nursing is common practice throughout the United States. Evaluation of preadmission testing requirements in colleges of nursing is necessary to achieve uniform competence among nursing programs thereby ensuring competent nursing care throughout the global community. Preadmission testing attempts to admit the most qualified and potentially successful cohort of students into the program. The purpose of this research was to determine if the assumption that higher scores on admission tests are predictors of success in a nursing program is valid. To examine this, the researchers tested the relationship among Health Education Systems Inc. (HESI) Admission Examination (HAE) scores, final course grades, and final HESI scores in the first semester (Level I) courses in a college of nursing in the southeast United States. The study was conducted using a descriptive correlational design, in which demographic data, HAE scores, course grades, and HESI final scores over a four semester period were analyzed to determine the relationship among these variables (HAE scores, course grades, and HESI course scores).  Results indicated that all four sections of the HESI admissions test (reading comprehension, vocabulary, anatomy and physiology, and math) were predictive of success in the first semester courses of the nursing program. Specific findings will be shared in the poster presentation.
Keywords:
HESI scores; Grades; Nursing
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHESI Admissions Tests Predict Success in First Semester Nursing Studentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202265-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Use of preadmission testing in schools and colleges of nursing is common practice throughout the United States. Evaluation of preadmission testing requirements in colleges of nursing is necessary to achieve uniform competence among nursing programs thereby ensuring competent nursing care throughout the global community. Preadmission testing attempts to admit the most qualified and potentially successful cohort of students into the program. The purpose of this research was to determine if the assumption that higher scores on admission tests are predictors of success in a nursing program is valid. To examine this, the researchers tested the relationship among Health Education Systems Inc. (HESI) Admission Examination (HAE) scores, final course grades, and final HESI scores in the first semester (Level I) courses in a college of nursing in the southeast United States. The study was conducted using a descriptive correlational design, in which demographic data, HAE scores, course grades, and HESI final scores over a four semester period were analyzed to determine the relationship among these variables (HAE scores, course grades, and HESI course scores).  Results indicated that all four sections of the HESI admissions test (reading comprehension, vocabulary, anatomy and physiology, and math) were predictive of success in the first semester courses of the nursing program. Specific findings will be shared in the poster presentation.en_GB
dc.subjectHESI scoresen_GB
dc.subjectGradesen_GB
dc.subjectNursingen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:19:01Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:19:01Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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