ERIC Number: ED301244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Performance of PGCC Graduates on Licensure and Certification Examinations. Research Brief RB89-5.
Clagett, Craig A.
In October 1988, a study was conducted at Prince George's Community College (PGCC) to investigate the performance of PGCC graduates on certifying examinations for nursing and allied health occupations since 1980. National professional organizations provided certifying exams and reported back results for all active PGCC allied health programs: Medical Isotope Technology, Medical Records Technician, Nursing, Radiographer, and Respiratory Care. Study findings included the following: (1) in 1987, 6 of the 8 Medical Isotope graduates who took the certification exam passed it, 7 of the 8 Medical Records graduates passed, 97 of the 110 Nursing graduates passed, 7 of the 15 Radiographer graduates passed, and all 6 of the Respiratory Care graduates passed; (2) the passing rates of the Respiratory Care, Medical Records, and Medical Isotope graduates met or exceeded national averages, while that of the Nursing graduates was 5% below the national average; (3) since 1980, Medical Isotope and Respiratory Care graduates have consistently achieved passing rates above national averages; (4) the passing rate for Medical Records graduates improved in 1987, after four years below the national rate; and (5) Nursing and Radiographer programs have consistently had pass rates below the comparable state or national norms. (AAZC)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, College Graduates, Community Colleges, Educational Trends, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Medical Record Technicians, Nurses, Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Radiologic Technologists, Respiratory Therapy, Scores, Test Norms, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD. Office of Institutional Research.