ERIC Number: ED347943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
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Relationshp between Academic Variables and Personality Type to Progression in an Associate Degree Nursing Program and Achievement on NCLEX-RN.
Wood, Ione Norma
This retrospective study was done to identify academic and personality variables that predict student progression through an associate degree nursing program and achievement on the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The study searched for evidence of a decline in academic ability in the students over the 7 year (1982-88) span of the study. The study used all records of 190 associate degree level nursing students in a career mobility program. The records were grouped on the progression variable into the categories "withdrew,""failed courses," and "completion." The graduates were then grouped on the NCLEX-RN achievement variable into the categories "passed" or "failed." The entry grade point average was the only variable that demonstrated significance in mean differences in the progression categories. Results indicated that the academic achievement measured by the entry grade point average for an average of 70 credit hours showed no decline in academic ability of the classes over the 7 year period. (JB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: National Council Licensure Exam Registered Nurses; Nursing Shortage
Note: Master of Science in Nursing Thesis, University of New Mexico.