The Effectiveness of an Interactive Remediation Program for Nursing Students Predicted as High-Risk for Academic Non-Success

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/316839
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Effectiveness of an Interactive Remediation Program for Nursing Students Predicted as High-Risk for Academic Non-Success
Author(s):
Rateau, Margaret R.; Harding, Mariann M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Rho
Author Details:
Margaret R. Rateau, PhD, RN, CNE, email: mrateau@kent.edu; Mariann M. Harding, PhD, RN, CNE
Abstract:

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

Purpose: This study was completed to investigate the effectiveness of an interactive remediation program developed for students at high risk for academic non-success.  High-risk students were defined as those receiving a score under 850 on a computerized mid-curricular examination (HESI MC-1). This test developer states this score is most efficacious for predicting NCLEX-RN® success.

 

Subjects: The pilot sample consisted of 2 matched cohorts of 18 first-year students enrolled in an associate degree nursing program from August 2007 through May 2009. All students scoring under 850 were provided the opportunity to participate in an interactive remediation program.  To determine the short-term effectiveness, students took a second validated mid-curricular examination (HESI MC-2) following the program. Measurement of long-term program effectiveness continues by comparing second-year medical-surgical course grades, HESI exit exam scores and NCLEX-RN® pass-fail rates between participants and matched cohort.

 

Method: A quasi-experimental design was used to assess the effectiveness of the interactive remediation program in predicting overall student success. Means comparison tests were performed to assess program impact and differences between participants and matched cohort. Program variables and standardized test scores were collected from existing computerized student records and NCLEX-RN® result official reports.

 

Results: The HESI MC-2 score (m= 735.5, SD 78.27; m = 801.67, SD 135.817) significantly increased following participation in the remediation program (t= 25.042, p < .001).  Students who participated in the remediation had higher exit HESI scores (M= 760.83, SD= 53.19) than the matched cohort who did not participate (M= 725.16, SD= 66.47), though this number did not quite achieve significance.  Evaluation of NCLEX-RN® success continues.

 

Conclusion: Preliminary data analysis lends support that the interactive remediation program may be an effective means to increase student success prior to the senior year of study, thereby increasing success for overall program completion and first-time success on the NCLEX-RN® exam.

Keywords:
student success; remediation
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.titleThe Effectiveness of an Interactive Remediation Program for Nursing Students Predicted as High-Risk for Academic Non-Successen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRateau, Margaret R.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorHarding, Mariann M.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Rhoen_GB
dc.author.detailsMargaret R. Rateau, PhD, RN, CNE, email: mrateau@kent.edu; Mariann M. Harding, PhD, RN, CNEen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/316839-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Saturday, April 5, 2014, Friday, April 4, 2014</p><b>Purpose</b>: This study was completed to investigate the effectiveness of an interactive remediation program developed for students at high risk for academic non-success.  High-risk students were defined as those receiving a score under 850 on a computerized mid-curricular examination (HESI MC-1). This test developer states this score is most efficacious for predicting NCLEX-RN® success. <p class="AbstractText"><b> </b><p><b>Subjects</b>: The pilot sample consisted of 2 matched cohorts of 18 first-year students enrolled in an associate degree nursing program from August 2007 through May 2009. All students scoring under 850 were provided the opportunity to participate in an interactive remediation program.  To determine the short-term effectiveness, students took a second validated mid-curricular examination (HESI MC-2) following the program. Measurement of long-term program effectiveness continues by comparing second-year medical-surgical course grades, HESI exit exam scores and NCLEX-RN® pass-fail rates between participants and matched cohort. <p><b> </b><p><b>Method</b>: A quasi-experimental design was used to assess the effectiveness of the interactive remediation program in predicting overall student success. Means comparison tests were performed to assess program impact and differences between participants and matched cohort. Program variables and standardized test scores were collected from existing computerized student records and NCLEX-RN® result official reports. <p class="AbstractText"><b> </b><p class="AbstractText"><b>Results</b>: The HESI MC-2 score (m= 735.5, SD 78.27; m = 801.67, SD 135.817) significantly increased following participation in the remediation program (t= 25.042, <i>p </i>< .001).  Students who participated in the remediation had higher exit HESI scores (M= 760.83, SD= 53.19) than the matched cohort who did not participate (M= 725.16, SD= 66.47), though this number did not quite achieve significance.  Evaluation of NCLEX-RN® success continues. <p class="AbstractText"><b> </b><p class="AbstractText"><b>Conclusion</b>: Preliminary data analysis lends support that the interactive remediation program may be an effective means to increase student success prior to the senior year of study, thereby increasing success for overall program completion and first-time success on the NCLEX-RN® exam.en_GB
dc.subjectstudent successen_GB
dc.subjectremediationen_GB
dc.date.available2014-05-13T16:43:42Z-
dc.date.issued2014-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-13T16:43:42Z-
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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