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ERIC Number: ED549925
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 88
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2673-2490-0
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General Education Requirements in a Community College Baccalaureate RN-to-BSN Program
Krupp, Jason Bentley
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Old Dominion University
Increasing demand for nurses with bachelor degrees, the growing culture of accountability in higher education, and the community college baccalaureate phenomena provided the impetus for this study. This ex-post facto quantitative study examined the graduation rates and time to degree of 240 students who were enrolled in a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program at a community college in Florida between Fall of 2002 and Spring of 2004. The general education course enrollment patterns of the students were analyzed to determine if they impacted student graduation rates and time to degree. Graduation rates and time to degree of students who completed all general education requirements before entering the program were compared with the graduation rates and time to degree of students who completed any general education requirements after entering the program. A Pearson Chi-square test for independence indicated the difference between the graduation rates of the two groups was statistically significant, X2 (1, N = 119) = 6.268, p < 0.05. Students who completed all general education requirements before entering the program were more likely to graduate in three years than students who completed some general education requirements after entering the program. Additional studies to include schools throughout Florida should be conducted to confirm the implications of these findings may be generalized to other RN-to-BSN programs throughout the region. [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: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida