Indicators of Baccalaureate Nursing Student's Success on the NCLEX-RN

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/316808
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Indicators of Baccalaureate Nursing Student's Success on the NCLEX-RN
Author(s):
Schooley, Angela M.; Strahm, Charlotte D.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Mu Omega
Author Details:
Angela M. Schooley, MSN, email: aschool@pnc.edu; Charlotte D. Strahm, DNSc, RN;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Saturday, April 5, 2014, Friday, April 4, 2014

The purpose of this study is to determine the factors contributing to baccalaureate nursing students’ NCLEX.  Research considers the standardized nursing tests an important indicator of nursing students' learning (Alameida, et al., 2011; Schooley & Kuhn, 2013). Previous studies consider the standardized nursing tests an important indicator of level of nursing students' learning (Alameida, et al., 2011; Morrison, Adamson, Nibert & Hsia, 2008).   A previous study using an associate nursing program was conducted using graduates from 2007 to 2010 and found the Fundamental’s specialty Hesi exam to be one of the early indicators of NCLEX performance (Schooley & Kuhn, 2013).

In addition, NCLEX pass rate of nursing students is imperative for accreditation of the nursing program’s.  State Boards of Nursing mandate probation for any nursing program whose graduate students’ NCLEX test pass rate falls one standard deviation below national average for three consecutive years. It is important for the nursing program to analyze which factors most contribute to nursing students passing the NCLEX.  Nurse educators must understand curriculum factors affecting NCLEX performance, particularly on first attempt.

Many factors appear to be associated with student pass rate of the NCLEX-RN test.  In particular, previous studies suggest pass rate of NCLEX-RN test is determined very accurately by pass rates of a series of Health Education Systems Incorporated (Hesi) tests given to students during their tenure in the nursing  program.  More specifically, it has been suggested two Hesi tests, the Maternity test and the Pediatrics test, are crucial in pinpointing students’ weak areas on the NCLEX-RN test (Bonis, Taft, &Wendler, 2007).  The research conducted by Schooley and Kuhn (2013) supported this finding as well.  The focus of the current study is on factors within the baccalaureate nursing program, from entrance criteria to progression criteria.

Keywords:
NCLEX Success; Standardized Tests; Courses
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2014
Date of Publication:
13-May-2014
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2014
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing; National League of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2014 Theme: Nursing Education Research, held in Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
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. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription.  Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIndicators of Baccalaureate Nursing Student's Success on the NCLEX-RNen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSchooley, Angela M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorStrahm, Charlotte D.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentMu Omegaen_GB
dc.author.detailsAngela M. Schooley, MSN, email: aschool@pnc.edu; Charlotte D. Strahm, DNSc, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/316808-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Saturday, April 5, 2014, Friday, April 4, 2014</p>The purpose of this study is to determine the factors contributing to baccalaureate nursing students’ NCLEX.  Research considers the standardized nursing tests an important indicator of nursing students' learning (Alameida, et al., 2011; Schooley & Kuhn, 2013). Previous studies consider the standardized nursing tests an important indicator of level of nursing students' learning (Alameida, et al., 2011; Morrison, Adamson, Nibert & Hsia, 2008).   A previous study using an associate nursing program was conducted using graduates from 2007 to 2010 and found the Fundamental’s specialty Hesi exam to be one of the early indicators of NCLEX performance (Schooley & Kuhn, 2013). <p>In addition, NCLEX pass rate of nursing students is imperative for accreditation of the nursing program’s.  State Boards of Nursing mandate probation for any nursing program whose graduate students’ NCLEX test pass rate falls one standard deviation below national average for three consecutive years. It is important for the nursing program to analyze which factors most contribute to nursing students passing the NCLEX.  Nurse educators must understand curriculum factors affecting NCLEX performance, particularly on first attempt. <p>Many factors appear to be associated with student pass rate of the NCLEX-RN test.  In particular, previous studies suggest pass rate of NCLEX-RN test is determined very accurately by pass rates of a series of Health Education Systems Incorporated (Hesi) tests given to students during their tenure in the nursing  program.  More specifically, it has been suggested two Hesi tests, the Maternity test and the Pediatrics test, are crucial in pinpointing students’ weak areas on the NCLEX-RN test (Bonis, Taft, &Wendler, 2007).  The research conducted by Schooley and Kuhn (2013) supported this finding as well.  The focus of the current study is on factors within the baccalaureate nursing program, from entrance criteria to progression criteria. <p><a href="http://www.healio.com/nursing/journals/jne/%7b87f3cf01-6004-4028-8385-fd5806f66624%7d/early-indicators-of-nclex-rn-performance"></a><i></i>en_GB
dc.subjectNCLEX Successen_GB
dc.subjectStandardized Testsen_GB
dc.subjectCoursesen_GB
dc.date.available2014-05-13T16:42:56Z-
dc.date.issued2014-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-13T16:42:56Z-
dc.conference.date2014en_GB
dc.conference.nameNursing Education Research Conference 2014en_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.hostNational League of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionNursing Education Research Conference 2014 Theme: Nursing Education Research, held in Hyatt Regency Indianapolisen_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. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription.  Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published articleen_GB
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