Improving Student NCLEX-RN Performance in a 4-year University Nursing Program

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308483
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Improving Student NCLEX-RN Performance in a 4-year University Nursing Program
Author(s):
Campbell, William T.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Eta
Author Details:
William T. Campbell, EdD, MS, RN, wtcampbell@salisbury.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

Purpose. The NCLEX-RN first time pass rate at a 4-year baccalaureate nursing program at a Mid-Atlantic state university (73.33%) had fallen below the state’s required passing rate (77.6%). If this continued for a second year the school would be placed on the undesirable Conditional Approval by the state Board of Nursing. Improvement was required. An investigation was undertaken by the author to identify admissions and progression criteria that might be responsible.

Methods. Following a review of the literature, the study began with policy and policy change review, a review of other baccalaureate programs’ requirements in the state, and a faculty survey. Utilizing the current senior class, the study continued with a longitudinal study including pre-graduation/pre-NCLEX-RN and post-NCLEX-RN surveys, interviews with unsuccessful students, and a review of all academic grades for all the subjects. The study was structured to answer 6 research questions specific to the institution.

Results. After numerous reviews, surveys, interviews, and statistical analysis a list of interventions was developed. Most of these changes were adopted by the faculty after lengthy discussion , consideration, and/or revision.

Conclusion. The following year with only partial implementation showed some improvement (89.66%). However the year following the completion of the first cohort after the changes were fully adopted and implemented showed a drastic increase (95.45%), the highest first attempt baccalaureate program results in the state. Now after five years of full implementation the program still maintains the highest 5-year average in the state (95.29%).

Keywords:
NCLEX-RN success; Nursing Admissions; Academic Progression
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

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImproving Student NCLEX-RN Performance in a 4-year University Nursing Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, William T.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Etaen_GB
dc.author.detailsWilliam T. Campbell, EdD, MS, RN, wtcampbell@salisbury.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308483-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Purpose. The NCLEX-RN first time pass rate at a 4-year baccalaureate nursing program at a Mid-Atlantic state university (73.33%) had fallen below the state’s required passing rate (77.6%). If this continued for a second year the school would be placed on the undesirable Conditional Approval by the state Board of Nursing. Improvement was required. An investigation was undertaken by the author to identify admissions and progression criteria that might be responsible. <p>Methods. Following a review of the literature, the study began with policy and policy change review, a review of other baccalaureate programs’ requirements in the state, and a faculty survey. Utilizing the current senior class, the study continued with a longitudinal study including pre-graduation/pre-NCLEX-RN and post-NCLEX-RN surveys, interviews with unsuccessful students, and a review of all academic grades for all the subjects. The study was structured to answer 6 research questions specific to the institution. <p>Results. After numerous reviews, surveys, interviews, and statistical analysis a list of interventions was developed. Most of these changes were adopted by the faculty after lengthy discussion , consideration, and/or revision. <p>Conclusion. The following year with only partial implementation showed some improvement (89.66%). However the year following the completion of the first cohort after the changes were fully adopted and implemented showed a drastic increase (95.45%), the highest first attempt baccalaureate program results in the state. Now after five years of full implementation the program still maintains the highest 5-year average in the state (95.29%).en_GB
dc.subjectNCLEX-RN successen_GB
dc.subjectNursing Admissionsen_GB
dc.subjectAcademic Progressionen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:31:57Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:31:57Z-
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
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