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ERIC Number: ED349036
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul-20
Pages: 129
Abstractor: N/A
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Nursing Predictors Study, Phase One.
Dean, Janet H.; Fischer, Susanne E.
In an effort to identify the minimum qualifications necessary for an entering student to succeed in a selective admission Nursing Program at Saint Petersburg Junior College in Florida, a study was conducted of 424 generic nursing students who started the program in January 1988, August 1988, January 1989, and August 1989. A successful student was defined as one completing the Nursing Program in four semesters and passing the Florida Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) on the first attempt. The predictor variables examined were grade point average (GPA) at admission; Multiple Assessment Programs and Services (MAPS) placement test scores; final grades in selected mathematics, English, and science courses; and GPA's for selected courses. Study findings, based on a multiple regression analysis, included the following: (1) 60.6% of the students in the study completed the program in four semesters, while another 20.1% completed the program by the end of spring 1992; (2) 62.5% of the total student cohorts passed the NCLEX-RN on the first attempt; (3) pre-admission predictors of successful program completion included a final grade in Human Anatomy and Physiology II (a pre-admission requisite) greater than or equal to B, and a GPA in general education science courses greater than 2.6; and (4) pre-admission predictors for the successful completion of the NCLEX-RN on the first attempt included MAPS reading score greater than 38, and a final grade in the Microbiology Laboratory course of B or better and/or a GPA in general education science courses greater than 2.6. Extensive appendixes contain the research proposal and detailed data tables. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Petersburg Junior Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.