A retrospective prediction study was conducted to identify predictors of success on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and on time completion of an associate degree nursing program in an urban Southern California school. Graduate records from two nursing cohorts were examined using discriminant analysis techniques. A literature review revealed an extensive history of inconsistent findings from program to program. This study resulted in inconsistent findings from cohort to cohort in the same school of nursing. NCLEX-RN success could be predicted with a high degree of accuracy by a variety of admission criteria currently in use at the school for each individual cohort. Those predictors were not consistent from cohort to cohort. Parts of California Achievement Tests, prerequisite college course grades, race/ethnicity, age group, country of birth, and first semester nursing course grades inconsistently predicted success from cohort to cohort. These findings demonstrate the need for further cohort testing, the introduction of additional assessment tests, and development of remediation programs to increase the number of nursing students who graduate on time and pass the NCLEX-RN on the first attempt.Graduate records from two nursing cohorts were examined using discriminant analysis techniques. A literature review revealed an extensive history of inconsistent findings from program to program.
|Title||:||Predicting Nursing Student Success: A Study of Factors for One Nursing School in Southern California|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2006|