ERIC Number: ED473283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Associate Degree Nursing: Model Prerequisites Validation Study. California Community College Associate Degree Programs by The Center for Student Success, A Health Care Initiative Sponsored Project.
Phillips, Brad C.; Spurling, Steven; Armstrong, William A.
California faces a severe nursing shortage, with the number of registered nurses far below what is required to avert a potential state health care crisis. The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Project is a joint project involving scholars, educational researchers, and analysts from the Center for Student Success (CSS) housed at City College of San Francisco. A team of experts from CSS has been assembled to work closely with the ADN consortium of community college nursing directors and the Chancellors Office of the California Community Colleges (COCCC) Economic Development Programs Health Care Initiative, to develop, conduct, analyze, and disseminate findings of the proposed research project. Using data obtained from the 20 ADN consortium colleges, five cohorts of all students (5,007) who enrolled in the nursing programs during the academic years of 1994-95 through 1998-99 were studied longitudinally to determine progress and performance. The data were used to construct a model that explains variance and predicts successful program completion for ADN students by examining the dispositional and institutional characteristics of the sample. Female students were somewhat more successful than males (78% vs. 70%), students with English as a primary language were somewhat more successful (78% vs. 65%), and students age 20-44 were the most successful of all age groups. Contains 43 references. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: RP Group of California Community Colleges, Santa Ana.