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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308084
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
MAC Test: Innovative Strategies for Student Success
Author(s):
Holland, Cindra S.; Stalter, Ann M.; Kaylor, Mary Beth
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Cindra S. Holland, DNP, RNC-OB, ACNS-BC, cindra.holland@wright.edu; Ann M. Stalter, PhD, RN; Mary Beth Kaylor, PhD, RN
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013

Background: Compulsory to practice, BSN graduates must successfully complete the NCLEX-RN. First-time NCLEX failure increases the probability of failure upon subsequent attempts. Low confidence, high anxiety, fatigue, hunger and insufficient exercise contribute to poor testing.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to pilot research methods (RCT) to explore if test-taking strategies introduced early in a BSN program influence self-efficacy, anxiety, sleep, physical activity, nutrition, and NCLEX-RN style test results.

Methods: An early intervention program, MAC Test, was implemented using Gregorc’s Educational Framework. Gregorc’s framework suggests that providing information to learners about unfamiliar material enhances logic. Descriptive statistics identified the characteristics of a convenience sample (N=22) comprised of sophomore level traditional students. A researcher designed survey was used to determine an assortment of social situations, study habits, academic markers, test taking skills and relaxation habits. Six instruments were used:  General Self-Efficacy Scale; Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index; Myplate.gov (physical activity and nutrition tracker); State-Trait Anxiety Inventory; and, a mock NCLEX-RN exam. MAC Test provided test-taking strategies to the intervention group (n=11). A control group (n=11) was used for comparison.

Results: Data were analyzed using repeated measures ANOVA. This Institutional Review Board approved research study found no statistically significant results between groups.

Global Implications: Understanding strategies to improve test-taking for students/nurses may be relevant to a variety of high-impact test-taking situations e.g. NCLEX-RN, certification exams, etc.

Conclusions: Recommendations are to complete a power analysis and replicate methods using a larger sample. Because intervention dosage may influence results, a second intervention group receiving an increased dose is being considered.

Keywords:
Academic Success; Study habits; NCLEX-RN Success
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMAC Test: Innovative Strategies for Student Successen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHolland, Cindra S.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorStalter, Ann M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorKaylor, Mary Bethen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsCindra S. Holland, DNP, RNC-OB, ACNS-BC, cindra.holland@wright.edu; Ann M. Stalter, PhD, RN; Mary Beth Kaylor, PhD, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308084-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Background:<b> </b>Compulsory to practice, BSN graduates must successfully complete the NCLEX-RN. First-time NCLEX failure increases the probability of failure upon subsequent attempts. Low confidence, high anxiety, fatigue, hunger and insufficient exercise contribute to poor testing. <p>Purpose:<b> </b>The purpose of this study was to pilot research methods (RCT) to explore if test-taking strategies introduced early in a BSN program influence self-efficacy, anxiety, sleep, physical activity, nutrition, and NCLEX-RN style test results. <p>Methods:<b> </b>An early intervention program, MAC Test, was implemented using Gregorc’s Educational Framework. Gregorc’s framework suggests that providing information to learners about unfamiliar material enhances logic. Descriptive statistics identified the characteristics of a convenience sample (N=22) comprised of sophomore level traditional students. A researcher designed survey was used to determine an assortment of social situations, study habits, academic markers, test taking skills and relaxation habits. Six instruments were used:  General Self-Efficacy Scale; Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index; Myplate.gov (physical activity and nutrition tracker); State-Trait Anxiety Inventory; and, a mock NCLEX-RN exam. MAC Test provided test-taking strategies to the intervention group (n=11). A control group (n=11) was used for comparison. <p>Results:<b> </b>Data were analyzed using repeated measures ANOVA. This Institutional Review Board approved research study found no statistically significant results between groups. <p>Global Implications:<b> </b>Understanding strategies to improve test-taking for students/nurses may be relevant to a variety of high-impact test-taking situations e.g. NCLEX-RN, certification exams, etc. <p>Conclusions:<b> </b>Recommendations are to complete a power analysis and replicate methods using a larger sample. Because intervention dosage may influence results, a second intervention group receiving an increased dose is being considered.en_GB
dc.subjectAcademic Successen_GB
dc.subjectStudy habitsen_GB
dc.subjectNCLEX-RN Successen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:26:41Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:26:41Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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