Identifying Academic Risk Factors of BSN Students Using the College Persistence Questionnaire to Better Understand Student Attrition

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601982
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Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Identifying Academic Risk Factors of BSN Students Using the College Persistence Questionnaire to Better Understand Student Attrition
Other Titles:
Improving Students Potential for Success [Session]
Author(s):
Betts, Kelly J.; Shirley, Janet A.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Xi
Author Details:
Kelly J. Betts, RN, kbetts2@uams.edu; Janet A. Shirley, APRN, ACNS-BC
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 26, 2015: Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine academic and social risk factors related to nursing student attrition in order to develop academic and social interventions that will increase student retention and decrease student attrition during the first year of the BSN program. Once academic and social risk factors are identified, faculty can identify and implement strategies to promote academic success and student retention; and improve probabilities for the student to pass the NCLEX-RN Exam on the first attempt. Methods: This quantitative, descriptive pretest/posttest pilot study used the College Persistence Questionnaire (CPQ) to help identify factors that influence academic and social risk for students in the UAMS College of Nursing baccalaureate program. The students received a pre and post questionnaire at two time intervals during their first year of the BSN program. The questionnaire data provided information that can be used to 1) compare the results of this study with the results of other schools who have utilized the CPQ and 2) compare?? students who receive interventions and those who did not to the results of the CPQ, and 3) look for trends in improvement of outcomes. Student retention was measured by data obtained from the CPQ and the associated risk factors that are identified, as well as pre-program testing scores, course exams scores, and standardized testing scores during the first year of the program and individual remediation that takes place with students who are at risk for academic and social issues. Results: Results indicate that the use of the CPQ questionnaire is helpful to determine academic and social risk factors that impact student outcomes and attrition in the BSN program. Conclusion: Due to the academic difficulty of baccalaureate nursing programs, attrition and individual success of students passing the NCLEX-RN Licensure exam is of great concern. The UAMS College of Nursing has implemented standardized exams and an individualized remediation program to aid those students who are at risk during the nursing program. Using the CPQ as a means to identify students at academic and social risk will provide the nursing faculty information that can be used to improve and implement remediation strategies to promote NCLEX success and lower program attrition.
Keywords:
Acadmic Risk; Nursing Students
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15H16
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleIdentifying Academic Risk Factors of BSN Students Using the College Persistence Questionnaire to Better Understand Student Attritionen
dc.title.alternativeImproving Students Potential for Success [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorBetts, Kelly J.en
dc.contributor.authorShirley, Janet A.en
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Xien
dc.author.detailsKelly J. Betts, RN, kbetts2@uams.edu; Janet A. Shirley, APRN, ACNS-BCen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601982-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 26, 2015: Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine academic and social risk factors related to nursing student attrition in order to develop academic and social interventions that will increase student retention and decrease student attrition during the first year of the BSN program. Once academic and social risk factors are identified, faculty can identify and implement strategies to promote academic success and student retention; and improve probabilities for the student to pass the NCLEX-RN Exam on the first attempt. Methods: This quantitative, descriptive pretest/posttest pilot study used the College Persistence Questionnaire (CPQ) to help identify factors that influence academic and social risk for students in the UAMS College of Nursing baccalaureate program. The students received a pre and post questionnaire at two time intervals during their first year of the BSN program. The questionnaire data provided information that can be used to 1) compare the results of this study with the results of other schools who have utilized the CPQ and 2) compare?? students who receive interventions and those who did not to the results of the CPQ, and 3) look for trends in improvement of outcomes. Student retention was measured by data obtained from the CPQ and the associated risk factors that are identified, as well as pre-program testing scores, course exams scores, and standardized testing scores during the first year of the program and individual remediation that takes place with students who are at risk for academic and social issues. Results: Results indicate that the use of the CPQ questionnaire is helpful to determine academic and social risk factors that impact student outcomes and attrition in the BSN program. Conclusion: Due to the academic difficulty of baccalaureate nursing programs, attrition and individual success of students passing the NCLEX-RN Licensure exam is of great concern. The UAMS College of Nursing has implemented standardized exams and an individualized remediation program to aid those students who are at risk during the nursing program. Using the CPQ as a means to identify students at academic and social risk will provide the nursing faculty information that can be used to improve and implement remediation strategies to promote NCLEX success and lower program attrition.en
dc.subjectAcadmic Risken
dc.subjectNursing Studentsen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T13:00:44Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T13:00:44Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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