ERIC Number: ED161501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Statistical Predictability of the Academic Performance of Registered Nursing Students at Macomb. Project No. 0141-77.
Stankovich, Mary Jo
A study was conducted at Macomb County Community College to determine whether there was a significant relationship between grades earned in individual nursing courses and the scores earned on corresponding subsets of the state board exam for nursing graduates and also whether a nursing student's success could be predicted from admissions characteristics. The study population (N=130) included all students enrolled in Nursing 101 in fall 1974, together with all Macomb nursing graduates who took the state board in July 1976. Linear relationships were computed for the following variables: sex, marital status, age, composite American College Testing Program (ACT) score, high school biology grade, high school math grade, high school grade point average (GPA), college-level anatomy and physiology grades, and overall achievement measures including the fact of graduation or non-graduation, average score earned in the state board exam, and final GPA earned at Macomb. Significant relationships include the following: graduation of a female student could be predicted using her final grade point average in high school or the grade earned in college-level anatomy or physiology; a student's scores on the state board exam could be predicted using grades earned in individual courses, or, for female students, using her anatomy and physiology grade, final GPA at Macomb, ACT score, marital status, or age; and female students' final GPA could be predicted using high school GPA or anatomy grades. (Author/MB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Records, Age, Allied Health Occupations Education, Associate Degrees, Community Colleges, Correlation, Females, Grade Point Average, Grade Prediction, Males, Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Predictive Measurement, State Licensing Boards, Student Characteristics, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Macomb County Community Coll., Warren, MI.