ERIC Number: ED278818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Determination of the Relationship between Academic Achievement in Nursing Courses and Success on the Registered Nurse Licensure Examination.
Millican, Julie E.
The objective of a study was to determine if academic achievement in nursing courses could be used to predict success on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). It investigated the relationship between NCLEX outcomes and academic achievement in theory and clinical courses and the relationship between NCLEX outcomes and course repeats in nursing school. The study also identified if any particular nursing course was predictive of NCLEX outcomes. Independent variables were nursing theory and clinical grade point averages (GPAs) and the number of repeated theory and clinical courses; the dependent variable was success or failure on the NCLEX. The population included all generic associated degree nursing program students (N=254) who graduated from Miami-Dade Community College (Florida) from Fall 1983 to Fall 1985. Chi-square analysis proved significant differences between the success and failure groups on the NCLEX for the variables of nursing theory GPA, nursing clinical GPA, no repeats in nursing theory, and three or more repeats in nursing theory. The Pearson correlation coefficient tests revealed that the independent variables in the nursing program that may have influenced student success on the NCLEX were GPA in theory, GPA in clinical, no repeats in theory, and repeating theory three or more times. (YLB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Doctoral research project, Nova University.