ERIC Number: ED022432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May-29
Reference Count: 0
A Follow-Up Study of the Registered Nursing Program.
Keene, James W.
A followup study of the 1966 and 1967 graduates of the registered nurses program at Foothill College (Calif.) sought to identify characteristics which distinguished students who completed the program from those who did not graduate, analyze scores on the state licensing examination for the licensing of nurses to determine what significant differences exist among graduates, and obtain feedback from graduates which might be useful in improving the program. Data were collected from statistical records of the 45 graduates and 41 dropouts and from questionnaires completed by 16 of 21 selected graduates. Prior to the study, general criteria for admission to the program were (1) a high school diploma and a minimum grade point average of 2.0, (2) a minimum composite ACT score of 15, (3) a minimum grade of "C" in high school chemistry (or equivalent subject), and (4) a personal interview. Results of the study indicated that students with a high school grade point average of below 2.0 and those with ACT composite scores of below 15 are poor risks. Therefore no change was made in the first two entrance requirements. It was decided that the chemistry prerequisite should be restated without specific reference to minimum grade. Characteristically, the 1966 dropouts left the program because of academic failure while the 1967 dropouts left because of dissatisfaction or alienation. (DG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Foothill Junior Coll. District, Cupertino, CA.
Identifiers: ACT Assessment; General Educational Development Tests