Nursing Student Success: Predictors of Retention and Passing the NCLEX-RN Exam

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/316888
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing Student Success: Predictors of Retention and Passing the NCLEX-RN Exam
Author(s):
Elkins, Nancy Susan
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Nu Alpha
Author Details:
Nancy Susan Elkins, MSN, RN, EdD, email: elkinsn@marshall.edu
Abstract:

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

Abstract

The current nursing shortage has challenged colleges to educate nurses at a faster pace than in previous times. Successful completion of the nursing programs and passing the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) exam is important for the students, faculty, and nursing programs. The purpose of this retrospective study was to investigate the possible predictors of completing the baccalaureate nursing program at a college in the eastern United States and passing the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. This study investigated historical data from 2 graduating classes of the Bachelor of Science (BSN) nursing program to determine whether the admission variables of the preprogram grade point averages (GPA), American College Testing (ACT) scores, course grades in anatomy and physiology, and/or the Health Education System Inc. (HESI) Exit Exam scores could predict who was most likely to complete the nursing program, as well as pass the NCLEX-RN. A non-experimental study using the Pearson R correlational test identified a significant relationship (p < .01) between the preprogram variables and the HESI exit exam scores with the completion of the BSN program and passing the NCLEX-RN exam. The results of this study will contribute to the body of knowledge needed to address this problem with attrition and successfully completing the nursing program, as well as passing the NCLEX-RN exam. The implications for positive social change includes addressing the critical nursing shortage by increasing the number of nursing graduates that pass the NCLEX-RN on the first attempt, which ultimately will result in improved healthcare throughout the United States.

Keywords:
NCLEX-RN Exam; nursing student retention; nursing student success
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.titleNursing Student Success: Predictors of Retention and Passing the NCLEX-RN Examen_GB
dc.contributor.authorElkins, Nancy Susanen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNu Alphaen_GB
dc.author.detailsNancy Susan Elkins, MSN, RN, EdD, email: elkinsn@marshall.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/316888-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Saturday, April 5, 2014, Friday, April 4, 2014</p>Abstract <p>The current nursing shortage has challenged colleges to educate nurses at a faster pace than in previous times. Successful completion of the nursing programs and passing the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) exam is important for the students, faculty, and nursing programs. The purpose of this retrospective study was to investigate the possible predictors of completing the baccalaureate nursing program at a college in the eastern United States and passing the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. This study investigated historical data from 2 graduating classes of the Bachelor of Science (BSN) nursing program to determine whether the admission variables of the preprogram grade point averages (GPA), American College Testing (ACT) scores, course grades in anatomy and physiology, and/or the Health Education System Inc. (HESI) Exit Exam scores could predict who was most likely to complete the nursing program, as well as pass the NCLEX-RN. A non-experimental study using the Pearson R correlational test identified a significant relationship (<i>p</i> < .01) between the preprogram variables and the HESI exit exam scores with the completion of the BSN program and passing the NCLEX-RN exam. The results of this study will contribute to the body of knowledge needed to address this problem with attrition and successfully completing the nursing program, as well as passing the NCLEX-RN exam. The implications for positive social change includes addressing the critical nursing shortage by increasing the number of nursing graduates that pass the NCLEX-RN on the first attempt, which ultimately will result in improved healthcare throughout the United States.en_GB
dc.subjectNCLEX-RN Examen_GB
dc.subjectnursing student retentionen_GB
dc.subjectnursing student successen_GB
dc.date.available2014-05-13T16:44:47Z-
dc.date.issued2014-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-13T16:44:47Z-
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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