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ERIC Number: ED033189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 125
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The Prediction of Success in Nursing Education. Phase III, 1967-1968.
Thurston, John R.; And Others
Specific aims of Phase III, planned as a 4-year program, included: (1) evaluating the efficiency of three instruments--Nursing Sentence Completions (NSC), Nurse Attitudes Inventory (NAI), and Luther Hospital Sentence Completions (LHSC)--for the prediction of success early in nursing school, (2) developing attitudinal area scores for the three instruments, (3) developing the Empathy Inventory (EI), a research tool to explore the role of faculty and schools in precipitating underachievement, withdrawal, and failure, and (4) testing the generality of results and promoting the use of the tests. Because funding was available for only 1 year, the research objectives could be realized only in part. Some results were: (1) elicitation of responses related generally to success or failure, and (2) variation among schools in the magnitude of relationships. Exploration of the psycho-social climate of nursing schools and the use of NSC scores in concert with a qualitative analysis of individual responses as bases for remediation of students' problems were recommended. The NSC, NAI, and EI are discussed in detail. A special study involving Purdue's five associate degree programs is presented. Phase I and II are available as VT 009 168. (JK)
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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Nursing.
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