ERIC Number: ED121381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Nursing and Dental Hygiene Selection Procedures. Part 2: An Examination of Academic Variables as Predictors of Success.
Tatham, Elaine L.
Applicants to Johnson County Community College's nursing and dental hygiene programs are expected to have demonstrated ability in the fields of science and communications, either through high school or college grades or scores on standardized tests. This document relates these various predictor variables to three criteria of success: (1) completion of the program; (2) grade point average in clinical courses; and (3) scores on the Nursing Board or Dental Hygiene Board examinations. Although many of the analyses are based or incomplete data, it is possible to determine that, assuming a minimal academic level, academic qualifications are not a reliable indicator of whether a student will complete the program. These qualifications are, however, useful in identifying students who may have difficulty passing their clinical courses or Board examinations. Once a student has been admitted to a program, the best indicator of the level of performance on the licensing examinations is performance in clinical courses. Recommendations are made regarding the school's structured interview procedure, the need for career orientation, the uses of academic information, and the continuation of data collection. Data used for this study are tabulated and appended. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS.