Exploring Concept-Based Curriculum: A Paradigm Shift to Improving National Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®) First Time Pass Rates

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/558784
Category:
Full-text
Type:
DNP Capstone Project
Level of Evidence:
Organizational Review
Research Approach:
Pilot/Exploratory Study
Title:
Exploring Concept-Based Curriculum: A Paradigm Shift to Improving National Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®) First Time Pass Rates
Author(s):
Brooks, Keisha Q.
Additional Author Information:
Keisha Q. Brooks, MSN, RN; email: keishabrooks72@yahoo.com
Advisors:
Matheson, Linda; Cimineri, Christi
Degree:
DNP
Degree Year:
2015
Grantor:
Capella University
Abstract:

A decline in first time National Licensure Examination Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN®) pass rates places a  Kansas rural community college associate degree nursing (ADN) program in jeopardy of losing national accreditation.  The pass rates for the first time NCLEX-RN® have not met benchmark for the past three years.  Nationally accredited nursing programs must maintain a three-year national mean for licensure exam pass rates; the first time pass rates must be at, or above, the national mean (Accreditation Commission for Education Nursing, 2013).  The three-year national mean for the ADN program from 2011 to 2013 was 71.36%, as compared to the national mean 86.55%.  Multiple curriculum revisions have been attempted with no improvement in pass rates. The ADN program also performs biannual reviews of course competencies with comparisons to the NCLEX-RN® test plan and cumulative results from Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) RN Comprehensive Predictor.  Despite ADN programs’ various efforts to increase NCLEX-RN® pass rates, the pass rates have remained low.  Concept-based curriculums increase first time pass rates as high as 90% (Pearson, 2009).  This exploratory pilot project proposed that the implementation of a concept-based curriculum should assist the ADN program with improving the first time pass rates for the nursing program.  

Keywords: content-based curriculum, concept-based curriculum, NCLEX pass rates 

Citation:
Brooks, K. B. (2015, June). Exploring concept-based curriculum: A paradigm shift to improving national licensure examination (NCLEX-RN®) first time pass rates (Doctoral capstone project).Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/558784
Keywords:
concept-based curriculum; NCLEX-RN pass rates
MeSH:
Curriculum; NCLEX Examination
Note:
This work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
Repository Posting Date:
2015-07-02T17:44:01Z
Date of Publication:
2015-07-02

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dc.contributor.advisorMatheson, Linda-
dc.contributor.advisorCimineri, Christi-
dc.contributor.authorBrooks, Keisha Q.-
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-02T17:44:01Z-
dc.date.available2015-07-02T17:44:01Z-
dc.date.issued2015-07-02-
dc.identifier.citationBrooks, K. B. (2015, June). Exploring concept-based curriculum: A paradigm shift to improving national licensure examination (NCLEX-RN®) first time pass rates (Doctoral capstone project).Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/558784en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/558784-
dc.description.abstract<p>A decline in first time National Licensure Examination Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN<sup>®</sup>) pass rates places a  Kansas rural community college associate degree nursing (ADN) program in jeopardy of losing national accreditation.  The pass rates for the first time NCLEX-RN<sup>®</sup> have not met benchmark for the past three years.  Nationally accredited nursing programs must maintain a three-year national mean for licensure exam pass rates; the first time pass rates must be at, or above, the national mean (Accreditation Commission for Education Nursing, 2013).  The three-year national mean for the ADN program from 2011 to 2013 was 71.36%, as compared to the national mean 86.55%.  Multiple curriculum revisions have been attempted with no improvement in pass rates. The ADN program also performs biannual reviews of course competencies with comparisons to the NCLEX-RN<sup>®</sup> test plan and cumulative results from Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) RN Comprehensive Predictor.  Despite ADN programs’ various efforts to increase NCLEX-RN<sup>®</sup> pass rates, the pass rates have remained low.  Concept-based curriculums increase first time pass rates as high as 90% (Pearson, 2009).  This exploratory pilot project proposed that the implementation of a concept-based curriculum should assist the ADN program with improving the first time pass rates for the nursing program.  </p> <p><em>Keywords: </em>content-based curriculum, concept-based curriculum, NCLEX pass rates </p>en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectconcept-based curriculumen_GB
dc.subjectNCLEX-RN pass ratesen_GB
dc.subject.meshCurriculumen_US
dc.subject.meshNCLEX Examinationen_US
dc.titleExploring Concept-Based Curriculum: A Paradigm Shift to Improving National Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®) First Time Pass Ratesen
dc.typeDNP Capstone Projecten
thesis.degree.grantorCapella Universityen_GB
thesis.degree.levelDNPen
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.-
dc.primary-author.detailsKeisha Q. Brooks, MSN, RN; email: keishabrooks72@yahoo.comen_GB
thesis.degree.year2015en
dc.type.categoryFull-texten_GB
dc.evidence.levelOrganizational Reviewen
dc.research.approachPilot/Exploratory Studyen
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