The Utilization and Effectiveness of the HESI E2 Exit Exam as a Graduation Requirement toward Increasing NCLEX-RN® Pass Rates in Baccalaureate Nursing Programs

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308682
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Utilization and Effectiveness of the HESI E2 Exit Exam as a Graduation Requirement toward Increasing NCLEX-RN® Pass Rates in Baccalaureate Nursing Programs
Author(s):
Sullivan, Debra H
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Xi Alpha
Author Details:
Debra H Sullivan, PhD, MSN, RN,, debrahsullivan@gmail.com
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

Due to a desire to better prepare BSN students for the NCLEX-RN® and to increase first-time pass rates, nursing programs across the US are using predictive testing to implement policies that require students to pass a standardized exit exam to graduate (National League for Nursing, 2010). The HESI E2 exit exam, which recommends a benchmark score to predict success on the NCLEX-RN®. A single high stakes exam can cause pronounced individual student personal and social stress (Spurlock & Hunt, 2008).

A quasi-experimental retrospective study was used to compare NCLEX-RN® first-time pass rates of BSN students who took the HESI E2 exit exam, other exit exams, or no exam. Also examined was whether or not a student was subjected to a graduation requirement using the HESI E2 exit exam and out the students held back, how many would have actually passed NCLEX-RN®.

The results of this study offers new information in that the HESI E2 exit exam has value in predicting failure on NCLEX-RN® when a motivator such as a graduation requirement is in place. Although this study did reveal that HESI E2 exit exam was accurate at predicting failure, nursing faculty are advised to consider the profound impact of a “high stakes” exam on a student’s livelihood.

Keywords:
NCLEX-RN; exit exam; graduation requirement
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.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Utilization and Effectiveness of the HESI E2 Exit Exam as a Graduation Requirement toward Increasing NCLEX-RN® Pass Rates in Baccalaureate Nursing Programsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSullivan, Debra Hen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentXi Alphaen_GB
dc.author.detailsDebra H Sullivan, PhD, MSN, RN,, debrahsullivan@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308682-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Due to a desire to better prepare BSN students for the NCLEX-RN® and to increase first-time pass rates, nursing programs across the US are using predictive testing to implement policies that require students to pass a standardized exit exam to graduate (National League for Nursing, 2010). The HESI E2 exit exam, which recommends a benchmark score to predict success on the NCLEX-RN®. A single high stakes exam can cause pronounced individual student personal and social stress (Spurlock & Hunt, 2008). <p>A quasi-experimental retrospective study was used to compare NCLEX-RN® first-time pass rates of BSN students who took the HESI E2 exit exam, other exit exams, or no exam. Also examined was whether or not a student was subjected to a graduation requirement using the HESI E2 exit exam and out the students held back, how many would have actually passed NCLEX-RN®. <p>The results of this study offers new information in that the HESI E2 exit exam has value in predicting failure on NCLEX-RN® when a motivator such as a graduation requirement is in place. Although this study did reveal that HESI E2 exit exam was accurate at predicting failure, nursing faculty are advised to consider the profound impact of a “high stakes” exam on a student’s livelihood.en_GB
dc.subjectNCLEX-RNen_GB
dc.subjectexit examen_GB
dc.subjectgraduation requirementen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:34:42Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:34:42Z-
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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