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ERIC Number: ED562978
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 132
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3034-7927-4
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The Efficacy of ATI Predictive Testing and Remediation on National Certification and Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse Pass Rates
Winter, Alexandra Selman
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Walden University
This project study sought to evaluate the effects of implementing quarterly predictive testing and remediation on National Certification and Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) pass rates of an associate's degree nursing program at a small Midwestern community college. The college's pass rate on the NCLEX-RN has been below both the national and state averages for the last 5 years. Several options have been considered in order to address this problem, such as adopting more stringent admission requirements and preventing at-risk students from progressing through the program. Using Mezirow's transformative learning theory as a framework, a causal-comparative study was conducted to determine if completion of an NCLEX-RN predictor assessment and its associated remediation on a quarterly basis positively impacted students' pass rate on the NCLEX-RN. A 1-tailed t test was applied to the data to examine the difference between NCLEX-RN pass rates of graduates who have received quarterly testing and remediation and those who have not. Data analysis concluded that the mean scores of the 2 groups of graduates in the study sample were significantly different from each other (t(104) = -1.376, p = 0.086), which is a meaningful difference to nursing education in terms of treatment efficacy. The results of this study can have a major impact on the community by increasing the NCLEX-RN pass rate and adequately preparing nursing program graduates for entry into their profession. [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 - Assessments and Surveys: National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses