Creating Unique Student Paths to NCLEX-RN Success: Improving NCLEX-RN Pass Rates Utilizing Individualized Learning Plans

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308591
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Creating Unique Student Paths to NCLEX-RN Success: Improving NCLEX-RN Pass Rates Utilizing Individualized Learning Plans
Author(s):
Lewis, Chrystal Leigh; Taylor, Jennifer Lea
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon Omega
Author Details:
Chrystal Leigh Lewis, MSN, RN, chrystal.l.lewis@gmail.com; Jennifer Lea Taylor, PhD
Abstract:

Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013

Aims: The purpose of this research was to address a decrease in NCLEX-RN pass rates and standardized testing scores by enhancing the existing comprehensive remediation process as well as decreasing the amount of time between remediation and NCLEX-RN test date.

Background: During the first two phases of this project, the study institution’s remediation process was enhanced utilizing individualized learning plans focusing on each student’s unique learning needs incorporating new web-based resources available and text-based case studies. The initial phases yielded significant positive improvements in nursing student knowledge through improved outcomes on standardized nursing examinations and improved NCLEX-RN pass rates.  This presentation focuses on phase 3 of this project which enhanced remediation by minimizing pre-graduation remediation and creating post-graduation remediation to enhance NCLEX-RN readiness closer in time to the examination. 

Methods: Graduating BSN cohorts from Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 were given individual learning plans for remediation with new web-based resources from the standardized testing provider along with a text-based resource.  Remediation plans were completed after graduation.    These cohorts were compared to the graduating cohorts from Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 (control group) who received similar individualized learning plans completed during their final semester of study prior to graduation.

Results: There were a total of 103 students in the control group with 37 students in remediation and a total of 105 students in the comparison group with 38 students in remediation.  There was no statistically significant difference between comprehensive standardized testing scores between the control and comparison cohorts with both groups at comparable risk of NCLEX-RN failure.  Of those students requiring remediation, 78% of the control group and 95% of the comparison group passed the NCLEX-RN on the first attempt.

Conclusion:  Manipulating the timing of individualized, standardized testing remediation to be nearer to NCLEX-RN testing was effective in improving NCLEX-RN success.

Keywords:
NCLEX-RN; standardized testing; remediation
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.titleCreating Unique Student Paths to NCLEX-RN Success: Improving NCLEX-RN Pass Rates Utilizing Individualized Learning Plansen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Chrystal Leighen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Jennifer Leaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilon Omegaen_GB
dc.author.detailsChrystal Leigh Lewis, MSN, RN, chrystal.l.lewis@gmail.com; Jennifer Lea Taylor, PhDen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308591-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013</p><strong>Aims:</strong> The purpose of this research was to address a decrease in NCLEX-RN pass rates and standardized testing scores by enhancing the existing comprehensive remediation process as well as decreasing the amount of time between remediation and NCLEX-RN test date. <p><strong>Background:</strong> During the first two phases of this project, the study institution’s remediation process was enhanced utilizing individualized learning plans focusing on each student’s unique learning needs incorporating new web-based resources available and text-based case studies. The initial phases yielded significant positive improvements in nursing student knowledge through improved outcomes on standardized nursing examinations and improved NCLEX-RN pass rates.  This presentation focuses on phase 3 of this project which enhanced remediation by minimizing pre-graduation remediation and creating post-graduation remediation to enhance NCLEX-RN readiness closer in time to the examination.  <p><strong>Methods:</strong> Graduating BSN cohorts from Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 were given individual learning plans for remediation with new web-based resources from the standardized testing provider along with a text-based resource.  Remediation plans were completed after graduation.    These cohorts were compared to the graduating cohorts from Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 (control group) who received similar individualized learning plans completed during their final semester of study prior to graduation. <p><strong>Results:</strong> There were a total of 103 students in the control group with 37 students in remediation and a total of 105 students in the comparison group with 38 students in remediation.  There was no statistically significant difference between comprehensive standardized testing scores between the control and comparison cohorts with both groups at comparable risk of NCLEX-RN failure.  Of those students requiring remediation, 78% of the control group and 95% of the comparison group passed the NCLEX-RN on the first attempt. <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong>  Manipulating the timing of individualized, standardized testing remediation to be nearer to NCLEX-RN testing was effective in improving NCLEX-RN success.en_GB
dc.subjectNCLEX-RNen_GB
dc.subjectstandardized testingen_GB
dc.subjectremediationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:33:18Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:33:18Z-
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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