ERIC Number: ED099028
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Program and Student Characteristics Related to the Performance of New York State Associate Degree Graduates on the Registered Nurse Licensing Examination. Research Publication No. 75-1.
Characteristics of Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) programs in New York State which relate to the achievement of their graduates on the State Board Test Pool Examination (SBTPE) were identified. A questionnaire was designed and mailed to all two-year colleges in the states offering the ADN. A total of 32 questionnaires were returned (91 percent). The criterion variable for the analysis was the percent of first time candidates from the school who passed th licensing examination between 1970-73, with the four years averaged. Program visits were carried out in eight schools, and student data were collected in these same schools. The questionnaire data, which were numerical, were coded and analyzed using t-tests of differences between means of the top and bottom group categories. The more subjective interview data were described as to the program characteristics found to a greater degree in the high-achiever programs. In general, the study results showed that programs doing well on the licensing exam were also making noteworthy attempts at providing quality nursing education. Strong support was given to the conclusion that the passing rate on the SBTPE could be improved through student selectivity and providing a strenuous, selective program. Findings also indicated that nursing programs providing quality education were capable of maintaining high passing rates while admitting less academically qualified students. (Appendixes provide the Nursing Education Unit Records, Survey of Associate Degree in Nursing Programs, Interview Schedule, Student Survey, Program Survey Descriptions, Summary Descriptions from Program Visits, Student Descriptions, and Pearson-Product Moment Correlations.) (DB)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Certification, Community Colleges, Data Collection, Medical Education, Nurses, Nursing Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Research Reports, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Test Results, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Occupational and Continuing Education.; State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Cornell Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Two-Year Coll. Programs.
Identifiers - Location: New York