Nurse Licensure Examination Performance of Graduates of Philippine Colleges of Nursing in the Philippines: Policy Implications

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243348
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurse Licensure Examination Performance of Graduates of Philippine Colleges of Nursing in the Philippines: Policy Implications
Author(s):
Palaganas, Erlinda Castro; Divinagracia, Carmelita Dela Cruz; Rosales, Amelia B. Rosales
Author Details:
Palaganas, Erlinda Castro, PhD, RN, ecpalaganas@upb.edu.ph; Divinagracia, Carmelita Dela Cruz, PhD, RN; Rosales, Amelia B. Rosales, PhD, RN;
Abstract:
Purpose:

An analysis of the Nurse Licensure Examination (NLE) performance was conducted to describe the performance and determine the factors that may have affected the performance of the examinees for policy development and enhancement.

Methods:

A descriptive correlational design included all the graduates of colleges of nursing who participated in the eight NLEs (December 2006-December 2010). Data related to examinee, institutional and program & other variables were collected through review of secondary data.

Results:

The number of examinees increased through the years, with the passing percentage ranging from 35.26% to 49.15%. The examinee variable - number of times examinee took the examination, was found negatively correlated with the overall average rating of examinees in all NLEs at .01 level. The institutional variable - number of examinees, revealed a weak correlation with overall average rating. The study also revealed that accreditation status has a strong predictive ability and that examinees who graduated from schools with level 3 accreditation status obtained high passing percentage and average rating in all the NLEs. The study further showed that variations in the performance of the examinees in the five test subjects, Nursing practice I, II, III, IV and V; with the lowest passing percentage observed in Nursing Practice IV. Testing centers were also identified as one of the variables which influence the performance of the examinee.

Conclusion:

Variations in NLE results related to the examinee, the school where the examinee obtained one’s BSN degree and other variables, such as the test subject and the testing center where the NLE was administered were observed. Policies related to close collaboration between the Professional Regulation Commission, Board of Nursing and the Commission on Higher Education must be sustained to ensure that standards of nursing education are strictly implemented in all institutions offering the BSN program.

Keywords:
regulation; policy; licensure
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurse Licensure Examination Performance of Graduates of Philippine Colleges of Nursing in the Philippines: Policy Implicationsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPalaganas, Erlinda Castroen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDivinagracia, Carmelita Dela Cruzen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRosales, Amelia B. Rosalesen_GB
dc.author.detailsPalaganas, Erlinda Castro, PhD, RN, ecpalaganas@upb.edu.ph; Divinagracia, Carmelita Dela Cruz, PhD, RN; Rosales, Amelia B. Rosales, PhD, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243348-
dc.description.abstract<strong><b>Purpose: </b> </strong><p>An analysis of the Nurse Licensure Examination (NLE) performance was conducted to describe the performance and determine the factors that may have affected the performance of the examinees for policy development and enhancement. <p><strong><b>Methods: </b> </strong><p>A descriptive correlational design included all the graduates of colleges of nursing who participated in the eight NLEs (December 2006-December 2010). Data related to examinee, institutional and program &amp; other variables were collected through review of secondary data. <p><strong><b>Results: </b></strong><p>The number of examinees increased through the years, with the passing percentage ranging from 35.26% to 49.15%. The examinee variable - number of times examinee took the examination, was found negatively correlated with the overall average rating of examinees in all NLEs at .01 level. The institutional variable - number of examinees, revealed a weak correlation with overall average rating. The study also revealed that accreditation status has a strong predictive ability and that examinees who graduated from schools with level 3 accreditation status obtained high passing percentage and average rating in all the NLEs. The study further showed that variations in the performance of the examinees in the five test subjects, Nursing practice I, II, III, IV and V; with the lowest passing percentage observed in Nursing Practice IV. Testing centers were also identified as one of the variables which influence the performance of the examinee. <p><strong><b>Conclusion: </b></strong><p>Variations in NLE results related to the examinee, the school where the examinee obtained one&rsquo;s BSN degree and other variables, such as the test subject and the testing center where the NLE was administered were observed. Policies related to close collaboration between the Professional Regulation Commission, Board of Nursing and the Commission on Higher Education must be sustained to ensure that standards of nursing education are strictly implemented in all institutions offering the BSN program.en_GB
dc.subjectregulationen_GB
dc.subjectpolicyen_GB
dc.subjectlicensureen_GB
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:20:58Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:20:58Z-
dc.conference.date2012en_GB
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen_GB
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