ERIC Number: ED399920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Literature Update on Academic Performance of Minority Baccalaureate Nursing Students.
Fearing, Arleen D.
This report reviews the literature on minority nursing students including the identification of high risk students, admission policies, evaluation methods and prediction of success of nursing students since the mid-1980s. The review finds that many variables have been used in research studies to identify at-risk students, to predict nursing program success as well as to predict success on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Results revealed that: (1) high school rank and biology and English scores predicted success best for associate degree students; (2) that the number of science courses taken and language skills predicted academic success best for students in a diploma program; and (3) that the Mosby Assess Test and grade point average in clinical nursing courses best predicted baccalaureate student success. Specific strategies are suggested to improve the academic success of at-risk and minority nursing students and address test taking strategies, learning styles, relaxation techniques, advising, counseling and NCLEX-RN reviews. The report concludes that no single instrument or set of variables have been recognized as a predictor of success in the nursing courses or for any specific group of students. (Contains 42 references.) (CK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Admission Criteria, Bachelors Degrees, Class Rank, College Students, Degrees (Academic), Grade Point Average, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Learning Strategies, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Literature Reviews, Minority Groups, Nursing Education, Nursing Research, Nursing Students, Predictor Variables, School Counseling, Test Results
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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