ERIC Number: ED145194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Factors Which Predict Success or Failure in an Associate Degree Nursing Program. Final Report.
Bello, Ann; And Others
A study was done to identify factors which predict success or failure of students in an associate degree nursing program using the completion of the program and passage of the State Board Test Pool Examination (SBTPE), which leads to licensure as a registered nurse, as success criteria. Pre-program and program data and SBTPE scores were collected from the files of 358 students who had entered the nursing program from its beginning in 1969 through 1974. The conclusions included the following: Valid factors predictive of success/failure was best determined by age, Comparative Placement and Guidance Program (CGP) reading and sentence scores, and high school algebra grades; and college science grades were the best predictors of success for the program data. Recommendations included the following: Increasing the selectivity of the admissions process, requiring a minimum grade of C in the college science courses for continuation in the nursing program, and establishing pre-admission remedial reading comprehension and mathematics courses as well as providing supportive remedial services during the program. (EM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Connecticut Vocational Education Research and Planning Unit, Hartford.
Authoring Institution: Norwalk Community Coll., CT.