National Standardize Specialty Exams Improve Predictive Exit Exam Scores and NCLEX-RN® Success

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202301
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Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
National Standardize Specialty Exams Improve Predictive Exit Exam Scores and NCLEX-RN® Success
Author(s):
Zweighaft, Elizabeth; Willson, Pamela
Author Details:
Elizabeth Zweighaft, MEd, MA, RN; Pamela Willson RN, PhD, FNP, BC
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Purpose: Nurse Educators search for strategies to identify at-risk students early in the educational process with the intention of identifying knowledge gaps and providing remediation to improve student success on the NCLEX-RN examination. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Elsevier/HESI Specialty Exams used throughout the curriculum has on the HESI Exit Exam and NCLEX-RN student performance.� Methods: A random matched (2:1) stratified sample of 63 schools using predictive exit exams alone (n=20; 1,458 students) or schools using both specialty and exit exams (n=43; 2,332 students) were analyzed. Nursing students were enrolled in 26 BSN, 31 ADN, and 6 Diploma programs across the United States. Results: Students testing with one or more HESI Specialty Exam throughout their curriculum had significantly higher scores on their HESI Exit Exams, M= 865.7 (CI: 861.3 - 870.1) versus HESI Exit Exam only M=837.3 (CI: 831.0 -- 843.7), t(2767)=7.19, p = <.0001. Pediatric (p=.0005), and Psych-Mental Health (p=.002) Specialty Exams were the best predictors of NCLEX-RN success. The students who scored 900 and above on their HESI Exit Exams and parallel retests passed NCLEX-RN 98.90% (version 1), 95.66% (version 2), and 94.59% (version 3) of the time.� Conclusion: Benchmark HESI Specialty Exam scores are significantly predictive of end of program Exit Exam success and adds to evidence based for educational policy. In this national sample, early identification of content specific knowledge gaps through standardized nursing specialty exams enabled implementation of remediation strategies that improved student's success on school and national high stakes testing.
Keywords:
HESI Exit Exam; NCLEX-RNA; HESI Specialty Exam
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
41st Biennial Convention: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Health
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Grapevine, Texas USA
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Description:
41st Biennial Convention - 29 October-2 November 2011. Theme: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Health. Held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & convention Center.
Note:
Items submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository, unless otherwise noted.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleNational Standardize Specialty Exams Improve Predictive Exit Exam Scores and NCLEX-RN® Successen
dc.contributor.authorZweighaft, Elizabethen
dc.contributor.authorWillson, Pamelaen
dc.author.detailsElizabeth Zweighaft, MEd, MA, RN; Pamela Willson RN, PhD, FNP, BCen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202301-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Purpose: Nurse Educators search for strategies to identify at-risk students early in the educational process with the intention of identifying knowledge gaps and providing remediation to improve student success on the NCLEX-RN examination. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Elsevier/HESI Specialty Exams used throughout the curriculum has on the HESI Exit Exam and NCLEX-RN student performance.� Methods: A random matched (2:1) stratified sample of 63 schools using predictive exit exams alone (n=20; 1,458 students) or schools using both specialty and exit exams (n=43; 2,332 students) were analyzed. Nursing students were enrolled in 26 BSN, 31 ADN, and 6 Diploma programs across the United States. Results: Students testing with one or more HESI Specialty Exam throughout their curriculum had significantly higher scores on their HESI Exit Exams, M= 865.7 (CI: 861.3 - 870.1) versus HESI Exit Exam only M=837.3 (CI: 831.0 -- 843.7), t(2767)=7.19, p = <.0001. Pediatric (p=.0005), and Psych-Mental Health (p=.002) Specialty Exams were the best predictors of NCLEX-RN success. The students who scored 900 and above on their HESI Exit Exams and parallel retests passed NCLEX-RN 98.90% (version 1), 95.66% (version 2), and 94.59% (version 3) of the time.� Conclusion: Benchmark HESI Specialty Exam scores are significantly predictive of end of program Exit Exam success and adds to evidence based for educational policy. In this national sample, early identification of content specific knowledge gaps through standardized nursing specialty exams enabled implementation of remediation strategies that improved student's success on school and national high stakes testing.en
dc.subjectHESI Exit Examen
dc.subjectNCLEX-RNAen
dc.subjectHESI Specialty Examen
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:20:58Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:20:58Z-
dc.conference.date2011en
dc.conference.name41st Biennial Convention: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Healthen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationGrapevine, Texas USAen
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
dc.description41st Biennial Convention - 29 October-2 November 2011. Theme: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Health. Held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & convention Center.en
dc.description.noteItems submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository, unless otherwise noted.-
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