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ERIC Number: ED532681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 94
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1094-8782-4
The Relationship between Post Reach Exit Exam (E[superscript 2]) Failure Remediation and NCLEX-RN Success of Graduates of Baccalaureate Nursing Programs
Allen, Patricia Gale
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Arkansas State University
An ex post facto study was conducted to determine whether any relationship exists between remediation post Reach Exit Exam (E[superscript 2]) failure and NCLEX-RN success of graduates of baccalaureate nursing programs. Data was gathered from responses to the seventh annual validity study (V7S) offered to deans and directors of nursing programs by the Director of Research for Elsevier, Incorporated. Data focused on test groups which received administration of the E[superscript 2] between September 1, 2006 and August 31, 2007. Responses from 28 baccalaureate nursing programs were included in the study. After considering each program offering of either version one, version two or version three as a separate group, they were labeled as test groups. There were 59 test groups included in the study. There were 26 version one test groups, 18 version two test groups, and 15 version three test groups. As expected, those students only taking version one had the highest average NCLEX-RN pass rate at 92%. Version two had an average pass rate of 87% and version three 82%. Subsequent analysis only included students taking either version two or version three. An independent samples t-test was completed to determine if there was a difference in the NCLEX-RN pass rates of the groups that required remediation after failure on the E[superscript 2] and those groups not requiring remediation after failure on the E[superscript 2]. Although there was no statistically significant difference, the remediation group had an average pass rate of 86% whereas the non remediation group had an average pass rate of 77%. Independent samples t-tests were used to determine if there was a difference in the NCLEX-RN pass rates of test groups that utilized specific methods of remediation and those groups that did not use the methods. One method (Evolve Reach Online Student Exam Remediation) was found to be statistically significant in a negative direction. Others which appeared to be significant were not considered to have conclusive results because of disparate cell sizes. Length of remediation was also studied. No statistically significant difference was found regarding NCLEX-RN pass rates among those required to remediate two weeks, four weeks, six weeks, and other. [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
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses