ERIC Number: ED176654
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Nursing Curriculum Factors and Achievement on the North Carolina State Board Test Pool Nursing Examination. Summary Report.
Ussery, Robert M.; Little, Bobby E.
A study was undertaken of the relationship between performance of the North Carolina State Board Test Pool Nursing Examination and grades in university courses of study of 441 nursing students (1974-78). Data were collected for each of the Ss and factor analysis was used to determine independent variable groupings. For each independent variable and its respective dependent variable grouping a step-wise multiple regression procedure was performed. Tables are used to compare the findings with 1964-68 nursing graduates, which show, among other things, that average scores in each area have declined but class means have increased for a high proportion of the undergraduate course grades measured. Overall the average course grades received by the 1974-78 graduates were higher, indicating possible grade escalation. However, the eight specific course grade measures (selected by factor analysis) used in various combinations as predictor variables for estimates of Board Examination scores did not show the general tendency (two increased, two decreased, four did not change significantly). The data collection sheet is appended. (PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: East Carolina Univ., Greenville, NC. School of Nursing.
Identifiers: North Carolina