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ERIC Number: ED520512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 112
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1242-6656-5
Predictors of Success on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses among Transfer BSN Students
Fortier, Mary E.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Seton Hall University
This quantitative research study (N=175) examined predictors of first time success on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) among transfer students in a baccalaureate degree program (BSN). The predictors were chosen after an extensive literature review yielded few studies related to this population. Benner's theory of novice to expert was used as a guiding framework, as it applies and supports the educational success of the transfer nursing student. This research identified demographic and academic variables: age, gender, pathophysiology, adult nursing I, final GPA and the TEAS examination as an admission criteria and their relationship to NCLEX-RN success on the first attempt. The academic variables of pathophysiology and adult nursing I were chosen as these are entry level courses and taken when the transfer BSN students are in the novice stage of their educational journey. Findings of this research study, using logistic regression, revealed that final GPA was the strongest predictor of NCLEX-RN success. These research results will lead to the enhancement and modification of admission policies, remediation and mentoring and curriculum development in the 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
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses