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ERIC Number: ED016459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun-1
Pages: 42
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Reference Count: 0
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A DESCRIPTIVE AND CORRELATIONAL STUDY OF VARIABLES RELATED TO SUCCESS IN THE SAN BERNARDINO VALLEY COLLEGE TWO-YEAR REGISTERED NURSE PROGRAM.
CARLSON, DALE C.
THE PRIME CRITERION OF SUCCESS OF A NURSING PROGRAM IS OCCUPATIONAL PERFORMANCE OF GRADUATES. AS AN INTERMEDIATE STEP, THE AUTHOR INVESTIGATED THE RELATIONSHIP OF CERTAIN PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS (AGE, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, NUMBER OF CHILDREN, NUMBER OF BROTHERS AND SISTERS, FATHER'S AND MOTHER'S EDUCATION, AND SCHOOL AND COLLEGE ABILITY TEST SCORES) AND PRENURSING FACTORS (GRADES IN HIGH SCHOOL AND IN PRENURSING COURSES AND SEMESTERS OF COLLEGE PRIOR TO NURSING TRAINING) TO CRITERION VARIABLES OF SEMESTERS OF NURSING COMPLETED, GRADES IN THE NURSING PROGRAM AND SCORES ON TESTS OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR NURSING AND THE CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD OF NURSE EXAMINERS. SUBJECTS WERE 81 STUDENTS IN THREE NURSING CLASSES AT SAN BERNARDINO VALLEY COLLEGE. SOME PREDICTORS (AGE, SCAT-VERBAL, PRENURSING COURSES, HIGH SCHOOL CHEMISTRY) SHOWED LOW TO MODERATE CORRELATION WITH STATE BOARD EXAMINATIONS AND NURSING GRADES. GENERALLY, PERSONAL DATA, HIGH SCHOOL GRADES (EXCEPT SCIENCE) AND QUANTITATIVE ABILITY APPEARED UNRELATED TO SUCCESS. OLDER STUDENTS EARNED SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER SCORES ON STATE BOARD EXAMINATIONS. ANALYSIS OF REGRESSION OF FOUR VARIABLES (SCAT-VERBAL, PRENURSING GRADES, AGE, AND HIGH SCHOOL CHEMISTRY GRADES) ON STATE BOARD SCORES ACCOUNTS FOR ONLY 35 PERCENT OF THE VARIANCE IN SUCH SCORES. THERE IS A NEED FOR FURTHER STUDY, INCLUDING OTHER PREDICTORS. (WO)
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Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (San Bernardino); NLN ACHIEVEMENT TESTS