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ERIC Number: ED525873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 119
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1244-8266-8
Relationships of Academic Preparedness, Age, Gender, and Ethnicity to Success in a Community College Fundamentals of Nursing Course
Rayno, Marisue
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
Nursing student attrition in community colleges negatively affects students, faculty, colleges, and the nursing profession. The purpose of this quantitative correlational retrospective research study was to examine the possible relationships between each of the independent variables of academic preparedness (as measured by NET mathematics and reading scores, GPA and introductory science course grades), age, gender, and ethnicity, and the dependent variable of successful completion of a fundamentals of nursing course. The population consisted of 354 nursing students in a community college in northeastern Pennsylvania. The use of logistical regression showed two predictors were statistically significant, GPA p=0.007, and introductory science course grades p=0.003, with p less than 0.05 level. The findings were that GPA and introductory science course grades showed significance for students' predictability with pass-fail of the fundamentals of nursing course in an associate degree nursing program. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania