ERIC Number: ED099050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Interrelatedness of Nursing Board Examination Scores and Student Characteristics/Achievement Variables at Virginia Western Community College. OIR Report No. 18-74.
Houston, Charles A.
In order to evaluate Virginia Western Community College's (VWCC) nursing program and the proficiencies of its graduates, an examination was made of the interrelatedness of certain student characteristics/achievements and subtest scores. Statistical analyses of the data included: (1) a demographic profile of graduates, (2) descriptive analyses of examination scores, (3) correlation of scores and characteristics, and (4) canonical correlation analyses between student characteristics/achievement variables and state board scores. Results of the study indicated that: (1) approximately 95 percent of the graduates were either single females (40.9 percent) or married females (54.5 percent); (2) approximately 73 percent of the students were 25 years or older; (3) VWCC GPA's correlated significantly with all subtest scores; (4) high school rank, high school Algebra 1, and age correlated significantly only with certain subtest scores; (5) no significant correlations were found between high school chemistry grades and subtest scores; and (6) 81 percent of the variance between subtest scores and student characteristics/achievement variables can be explained by canonical variable 1. These results supported the present screening and selection procedures with the recommendation that the use of high school chemistry grades as a criterion for admission be reviewed. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Western Community Coll., Roanoke. Office of Institutional Research.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia