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/10755/602961
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Full-text
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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:
Augmenting Academic Risk for Nursing Students [Session]
Author(s):
Betts, Kelly J.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Xi
Author Details:
Kelly J. Betts, RN, kbetts2@uams.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015: 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. However, there is a gap of knowledge as to what exactly are the academic and social risk factors that affect a student’s academic performance during the nursing program. 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. This quantitative, descriptive pretest/posttests 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 points 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 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.
Keywords:
Nursing Students; Academic Risk
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15D26
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleIdentifying Academic Risk Factors of BSN Students Using the College Persistence Questionnaire to Better Understand Student Attritionen
dc.title.alternativeAugmenting Academic Risk for Nursing Students [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorBetts, Kelly J.en
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Xien
dc.author.detailsKelly J. Betts, RN, kbetts2@uams.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602961en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015: 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. However, there is a gap of knowledge as to what exactly are the academic and social risk factors that affect a student’s academic performance during the nursing program. 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. This quantitative, descriptive pretest/posttests 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 points 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 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.en
dc.subjectNursing Studentsen
dc.subjectAcademic Risken
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:40:21Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:40:21Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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