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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149124/how-do-you-adapt-your-plans-for-a-nursing-career-when-the-unexpected-occurs
#1
Nadia Spawn
I graduated nursing school seven months pregnant in November 2015. My plans were to take the NCLEX immediately, give birth, take three months to adjust, and begin my nursing career in a glamorous emergency department position by the spring.
 Fast forward to January 2016. My family lost three members in a car accident and my daughter was born high-needs, requiring multiple hospitalizations. Although she and my family needed me, I was anxious about taking too much time off after nursing school, which could delay my career advancement...
December 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141735/simulation-performance-and-national-council-licensure-examination-for-registered-nurses-outcomes-field-research-perspectives
#2
Dana E Brackney, Susan Hayes Lane, Tyia Dawson, Angie Koontz
PURPOSE: This descriptive field study examines processes used to evaluate simulation for senior-level Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students in a capstone course, discusses challenges related to simulation evaluation, and reports the relationship between faculty evaluation of student performance and National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) first-time passing rates. METHODS: Researchers applied seven terms used to rank BSN student performance (n = 41, female, ages 22-24 years) in a senior-level capstone simulation...
November 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135716/high-stakes-testing-in-nursing-education-a-review-of-the-literature
#3
Jamie Hunsicker, Tara Chitwood
In an aim to improve first-time NCLEX-RN pass rates, some nursing programs have instituted high-stakes testing. This literature review investigated nursing faculty understanding of and student experiences with high-stakes testing. High-stakes testing is an assessment used to make decisions about student progression or completion of a nursing program. The literature revealed both negative and positive consequences associated with high-stakes testing. Literature from state boards of nursing and professional nursing organizations was also reviewed for recommendations...
November 13, 2017: Nurse Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120934/predictors-of-program-completion-and-nclex-rn-success-in-an-associate-degree-nursing-program
#4
Nicole Robert
Unsuccessful nursing students have a great impact on nursing programs. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationships among preadmission HESI A2 (Health Education Systems, Incorporated Admission Assessment) score, science and math course grades, program completion, and NCLEX-RN success in an associate degree nursing program using a retrospective, correlational research design. A statistically significant relationship was found between preadmission examination scores and successful NCLEX-RN passage on first attempt...
November 9, 2017: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049154/self-esteem-locus-of-control-and-first-time-nclex-rn-passage-of-bsn-students-at-historically-black-colleges-and-universities
#5
Pamella Ivey Chavis
AIM: Relationships between self-esteem, locus of control (LOC), and first-time passage of National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®) were examined at baccalaureate nursing programs at two historically black colleges and universities. BACKGROUND: Shortages continue to exceed demands for RNs prepared at the baccalaureate level. Inconsistent pass rates on the NCLEX-RN for graduates of historically black colleges and universities impede the supply of RNs...
November 2017: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957828/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-nclex-rn%C3%A2
#6
Sean P Clarke
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922284/improving-program-nclex-pass-rates-strategies-from-one-state-board-of-nursing
#7
Joan Libner, Sandra Kubala
AIM: This article describes the response of the Illinois Board of Nursing to an escalating number of prelicensure nursing programs with low National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rates. The response aligns with stipulations of the Illinois Nurse Practice Act and best practices. BACKGROUND: NCLEX success is crucial to launching the careers of nursing graduates and to maintaining approval status of prelicensure programs by state regulatory bodies. Boards strive to guide programs with low pass rates fairly and consistently...
November 2017: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876440/factors-associated-with-first-time-nclex-rn-success-a-descriptive-research-study
#8
Tanya Johnson, Bonnie Sanderson, Chih-Hsuan Wang, Francine Parker
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to identify variables associated with scores achieved on the Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) exit examination and successful first-time NCLEX-RN(®) pass rates. METHOD: A retrospective descriptive study examined the administrative data of 211 baccalaureate nursing students. RESULTS: Students who completed the program in sequence and scored higher in certain HESI course examinations were more likely to have a better performance on the HESI exit examination...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811394/overview-and-current-management-of-computerized-adaptive-testing-in-licensing-certification-examinations
#9
REVIEW
Dong Gi Seo
Computerized adaptive testing (CAT) has been implemented in high-stakes examinations such as the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurses in the United States since 1994. Subsequently, the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians in the United States adopted CAT for certifying emergency medical technicians in 2007. This was done with the goal of introducing the implementation of CAT for medical health licensing examinations. Most implementations of CAT are based on item response theory, which hypothesizes that both the examinee and items have their own characteristics that do not change...
2017: Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759550/surviving-the-nclex-dip
#10
Diana Mager, Audrey Beauvais, Meredith Wallace Kazer
Schools of nursing are charged with preparing graduates to meet minimal practice standards upon workforce entry. To that end, students must pass the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®) upon graduation. Increased rigor and higher recent passing standards for the exam can contribute to declining scores, which negatively impact graduates and the nursing program. The purpose of this article is to describe a successful 10-step action plan implemented to remediate a brief dip in NCLEX-RN pass rates at one university...
September 2017: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662257/assessing-the-construct-congruence-of-the-rn-comprehensive-predictor-and-nclex-rn-test-plan
#11
Xin Liu, Christine Mills
BACKGROUND: The 2013 NCLEX-RN(®) test plans specified an underlying general entry-level nursing ability encompassing all the tested specific categories and subcategories, as indicated by a second-order factor structure. This study attempted to verify this hierarchical factor structure in real data. METHOD: Data from the RN Comprehensive Predictor(®) 2013 assessment, developed by Assessment Technologies Institute using the 2013 NCLEX-RN test plans, were used to test the entry-level nursing ability second-order factor structure by a confirmatory factor analysis technique...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585988/an-academic-service-partnership-a-system-wide-approach-and-case-report
#12
Esther H Bay, Dana J Tschannen
BACKGROUND: An academic-service partnership was formed to increase educational capacity, improve evidence-based nursing at the point of care, and engage staff nurses, clinical faculty, and students in patient and family care. METHOD: This case report reflects an overview of the first year of full implementation, and survey results from nurse leaders and faculty at the 3-year time point. RESULTS: Following its third year of an academic-service partnership, the shared mission, vision, and values have resulted in stronger NCLEX-RN results, improved quality initiatives, and trends for improvements in patient outcomes...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577816/academic-and-demographic-predictors-of-nclex-rn-pass-rates-in-first-and-second-degree-accelerated-bsn-programs
#13
Mahmoud A Kaddoura, Elizabeth P Flint, Olga Van Dyke, Qing Yang, Li-Chi Chiang
Relatively few studies have addressed predictors of first-attempt outcomes (pass-fail) on the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) for accelerated BSN programs. The purpose of this study was to compare potential predictors of NCLEX outcomes in graduates of first-degree accelerated (FDA; n=62) and second-degree accelerated (SDA; n=173) BSN programs sharing a common nursing curriculum. In this retrospective study, bivariate analyses and multiple logistic regression assessed significance of selected demographic and academic characteristics as predictors of NCLEX-RN outcomes...
May 2017: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577815/standardized-testing-practices-effect-on-graduation-and-nclex%C3%A2-pass-rates
#14
Pamela K Randolph
The use standardized testing in pre-licensure nursing programs has been accompanied by conflicting reports of effective practices. The purpose of this project was to describe standardized testing practices in one states' nursing programs and discover if the use of a cut score or oversight of remediation had any effect on (a) first time NCLEX® pass rates, (b) on-time graduation (OTG) or (c) the combination of (a) and (b). Administrators of 38 nursing programs in one Southwest state were sent surveys; surveys were returned by 34 programs (89%)...
May 2017: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538348/a-prescription-for-nclex-rn-success
#15
Richard L Pullen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467554/an-innovative-academic-progression-in-nursing-model-in-new-york-state
#16
Marianne Markowitz, Susan B Bastable
BACKGROUND: The Dual Degree Partnership in Nursing (DDPN) is a unique articulation model created in 2005 between two nursing programs that provides a seamless pathway for students to earn both an associate's degree and a bachelor's degree in nursing while benefiting from the strengths of each program. METHOD: Archival data has been systematically collected for a decade on admission, progression, retention, satisfaction, graduation, and NCLEX-RN pass rates to measure the reliability, validity, and integrity of this DDPN model for nursing education...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364517/an-integrative-review-on-standardized-exams-as-a-predictive-admission-criterion-for-rn-programs
#17
Julie E Twidwell, Kathie Records
Nursing programs reject qualified applicants due to limited clinical placements and faculty. By admitting the strongest candidates, schools of nursing will reduce attrition rates, increase NCLEX-RN pass rates, and speed the entry into practice of well-prepared nurses to help stem the nursing shortage. This integrative review identified the standardized admission exams most predictive of student success. Included were articles published between 2005 and 2016 that focused on admission criteria, RN programs, specific exams (e...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299786/changing-nurse-licensing-examinations-media-analysis-and-implications-of-the-canadian-experience
#18
L McGillis Hall, M Lalonde, J Kashin, C Yoo, J Moran
AIM: This study examines perceptions of the implementation of National Council Licensing Examination in Canada through a content analysis of articles in the media. BACKGROUND: Public opinions of nursing in the media have been acknowledged as important for the profession, specifically in relation to their portrayal of nursing. INTRODUCTION: The Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators began using the US-based National Council Licensing Examination as entry examination (also known widely as NCLEX) for Canada's registered nurses, discontinuing the previous Canadian Registered Nurse Examination in 2015...
March 15, 2017: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273527/the-accuracy-of-state-nclex-rn%C3%A2-passing-standards-for-nursing-programs
#19
Stephen Foreman
BACKGROUND: Nursing education programs in every state must meet specified NCLEX pass rate standards in order to maintain licensure and accreditation. These standards are a source of great anxiety for educators and students. There is wide variety of pass rate standards among the states. In addition, individual nursing program pass rates vary substantially from one year to the next. OBJECTIVES: Pass rate variation suggests the need for scrutiny of the accuracy of applying state pass rates as a standard for evaluating nursing education program...
May 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263352/strategies-to-reduce-nursing-student-test-anxiety-a-literature-review
#20
REVIEW
Brenna L Quinn, Anya Peters
BACKGROUND: Nursing students are plagued by test anxiety. Chronic stress, heavy academic workloads, and rigorous progression standards are antecedents of test anxiety in nursing students. The purpose of this article is to identify helpful interventions to decrease test anxiety in prelicensure nursing students. METHOD: This systematic review was completed using the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis) guidelines. Four electronic databases were searched using the terms nurs*, anxiety, test, NCLEX, strategies, and exam*...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Education
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