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Brady Patzer, Elizabeth H Lazzara, Joseph R Keebler, Maha H Madi, Patricia Dwyer, Alicia A Huckstadt, Betty Smith-Campbell
Several factors influence success in nursing graduate school. This study collected retrospective data from students in a nursing graduate program to determine which factors predict success. Data were analyzed using a multiple regression analysis to predict success (i.e., graduation grade point average [GPA]) from student characteristics. The predictors were nursing course GPA, undergraduate science GPA, GPA upon admission to nursing graduate school, experience in a specialty, and the duration of that experience...
September 2017: Nursing Education Perspectives
Oscar Wambuguh, Monika Eckfield, Lynn Van Hofwegen
Baccalaureate nursing programs select students likely to graduate, become licensed, and contribute to a diverse workforce, and admissions criteria need to support those goals. This study assessed five criteria: pre-admit science GPA; TEAS score; healthcare experience; previous baccalaureate degree; and pre-admission university enrollment vs. college transfer as predictors of three desired outcomes: graduation; nursing program GPA; and passing NCLEX-RN. Results found TEAS and pre-admit science GPA predicted nursing program outcomes...
September 20, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship
Tanya Smith
Emotional intelligence refers to the ability to identify and monitor emotions and remain aware of how emotions affect thoughts and actions. Emotional intelligence has been discussed as a better predictor of personal and occupational success than performance on intellectual intelligence tests. PROBLEM: Despite the importance of one's emotional intelligence, BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) nursing schools routinely admit candidates based on the student's cumulative college course grade point average (GPA)...
January 2017: Nursing Forum
Lisabeth Meade Searing, Wendy Carter Kooken
BACKGROUND: Critical thinking is the foundation for nurses' decision making. One school of nursing used the California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CCTDI) to document improvement in critical thinking dispositions. METHOD: A retrospective study of 96 nursing students' records examined the relationships between the CCTDI and learning outcomes. Correlational statistics assessed relationships between CCTDI scores and cumulative grade point averages (GPA) and scores on two Health Education Systems Incorporated (HESI) examinations...
April 2016: Journal of Nursing Education
Elana Curtis, Erena Wikaire, Yannan Jiang, Louise McMillan, Robert Loto, Airini, Papaarangi Reid
BACKGROUND: Universities should provide flexible and inclusive selection and admission policies to increase equity in access and outcomes for indigenous and ethnic minority students. This study investigates an equity-targeted admissions process, involving a Multiple Mini Interview and objective testing, advising Māori and Pacific students on their best starting point for academic success towards a career in medicine, nursing, health sciences and pharmacy. METHODS: All Māori and Pacific Admission Scheme (MAPAS) interviewees enrolled in bridging/foundation or degree-level programmes at the University of Auckland were identified (2009 to 2012)...
2015: BMC Medical Education
Wiraphol Phimarn, Pongsatorn Kaewphila, Siritree Suttajit, Kritsanee Saramunee
BACKGROUND: Depressive symptom among adolescent is prevalent but advisory service for this symptom is limited, particularly in university. OBJECTIVES: (1) To identify depressive students in health science faculties, (2) To evaluate the consequence of depression advisory service by community pharmacist, compared between a group counseling and an individual one. METHODS: A two-phase study was designed-a cross-sectional study followed by an experimental study...
2015: SpringerPlus
Betty L Elder, Phyllis Jacobs, Yvonne J Fast
This study evaluated a program to identify and support students at risk for failure in nursing courses or NCLEX-RN. A case management model (CMM) was implemented to provide assessment of and support for 183 bachelor of science in nursing students; 83 were identified as at risk by the CMM criteria. The CMM involved student self-evaluation and grade assessment of prerequisite and nursing courses. Science course grades were all found to be significantly higher for those students who passed NCLEX-RN on the first attempt than those who did not...
May 2015: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Ismail Azizi-Fini, Ali Hajibagheri, Mohsen Adib-Hajbaghery
BACKGROUND: Critical thinking is one of the most important concepts in the field of education. Despite studies published on nursing students' critical thinking skills (CTS), some suggest that there is not enough evidence supporting the relationship between content of nursing education programs and nursing students' CTS. OBJECTIVES: Given the existing discrepancies, this study aimed to compare the critical thinking skills of freshmen and senior nursing students. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This comparative study was conducted on 150 undergraduate freshmen and senior nursing students in Kashan University of Medical Sciences, during 2012...
March 2015: Nursing and Midwifery Studies
Yuh-Shiow Li, Wen-Pin Yu, Chin-Fang Liu, Sue-Heui Shieh, Bao-Huan Yang
Abstract Background: Learning style is a major consideration in planning for effective and efficient instruction and learning. Learning style has been shown to influence academic performance in the previous research. Little is known about Taiwanese students' learning styles, particularly in the field of nursing education. Aim: This purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between learning styles and academic performance among nursing students in a five-year associate degree of nursing (ADN) program and a two-year bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program in Taiwan...
October 27, 2014: Contemporary Nurse
Katherine A Hinderer, Mary C DiBartolo, Catherine M Walsh
In an effort to meet the demand for well-educated, high-quality nurses, schools of nursing seek to admit those candidates most likely to have both timely progression and first-time success on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Finding the right combination of academic indicators, which are most predictive of success, continues to be an ongoing challenge for entry-level baccalaureate nursing programs across the United States. This pilot study explored the relationship of a standardized admission examination, the Health Education Systems, Inc...
September 2014: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Hsiu-Chin Chen, Erik L Heiny, Chia-Hsuan Lin
Passing the national licensure examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN) in the US is a critical outcome of the nursing program. Research has been conducted to identify which nursing students are at risk for not passing the NCLEX-RN test. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether any of several student covariates can be used to accurately identify associate in science in nursing (ASN) students that are at-risk for failing the NCLEX-RN test. Covariates included in the study were demographics, students' pre-admission grade point average (GPA), the scores of test of essential skills (TEAS), and the assessment technologies institute® (ATI)'s comprehensive scores for a pre-RN examination test...
2014: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Nancy G Cameron
AIM: Proper advisement of students about their programs of study requires knowledge of the applicants and confidence that the recommended curricula will lead to success via graduation and certification. BACKGROUND: Two important strategies to deliver master of science in nursing (MSN) curricula include online and face-to-face (F2F) formats. METHOD: A nonexperimental, descriptive study of archival data was used to examine and compare the characteristics of F2F and online MSN applicants, admitted students, and graduates as well as family nurse practitioner (FNP) certification pass rates at one eastern Tennessee college of nursing...
November 2013: Nursing Education Perspectives
Leslie K Payne, Tina Glaspie
BACKGROUND: Students' perceptions of their educational environment have been found to be related to their approaches to learning and learning outcomes. Educational environment is just beginning to be researched in nursing education with the vast majority of studies focusing on the clinical educational environment. Perception of educational environment has been shown to influence student implementation of a specific learning style and influences educational outcomes such as program completion and GPA...
June 2014: Nurse Education Today
Sharon M Burns
In order to foster academic progression and improve retention in nurse anesthesia programs, admission selection criteria require attention. With the escalating cost of graduate education coupled with the current economic crisis, efforts by educational leaders to minimize attrition remain pivotal. Selecting potential candidates who are most likely to succeed, aligned with data-driven evidence, offers the greatest potential for academic success for student registered nurse anesthetists. The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to determine if a relationship existed between admission criteria (grade point average [GPA], science grade point average [SGPA], Graduate Record Examination scores, and critical care experience) and academic progression (current academic status and GPA)...
June 2011: AANA Journal
Boaz Shulruf, Ying Grace Wang, Yipin Jessica Zhao, Heather Baker
The main objective of this study was to identify the best predictors for student achievements (Undergraduate Grade Point Average (UGPA)) in their first year in an undergraduate nursing programme. Data were acquired from the Tracking Project database which is held by the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland. The data (n=134) included information on student demographics, final year secondary school achievements (National Certificate of Educational Achievement Grade Point Average (NCEAGPA) & NCEA Credits), university admission ranking scores, and achievements in first year in the undergraduate nursing programme (UGPA)...
November 2011: Nurse Education Today
Pamela M Ironside, Pamela R Jeffries, Anne Martin
This multisite study examined the impact of multiple-patient simulation experiences on the development of nursing students' patient safety competencies in the final semester of their baccalaureate or associate degree nursing program. It extends the Jeffries Simulation Model by investigating how the student factors of tolerance for ambiguity and self-reported grade point average (GPA), in addition to age, relate to the outcomes of simulation. The study showed that students' safety competencies improved significantly from the first to the second simulation...
November 2009: Nursing Outlook
Angela L Monson, Brigette R Cooper
PURPOSE: Dental hygiene programs have a responsibility to help potential applicants determine if dental hygiene is the best career choice for them. Good fit of career promotes a satisfied workforce along with retention within the profession. The purposes of this study were to describe students interested in dental hygiene, influential factors on career choice, and how perceptions of the profession were impacted by an introductory career course. METHODS: Pre- and post-course surveys were distributed to 186 students enrolled in "Perspectives in Dental Hygiene" at a state university...
2009: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
V J Briscoe, M G Anema
Identifying valid variables to predict success of nursing students on the NCLEX-RN has captivated the interest of nursing educators for decades. The determination of such variables would enable nursing programs to devise pertinent admission criteria, identify and intervene with students at risk of failing, and provide needed advisement and academic supports to increase the likelihood of passing the NCLEX-RN. This study examined six academic and non-academic variables. Study variables included: pre-admission GPA, failing a clinical nursing course, two NLN test scores, age, and race...
July 1999: ABNF Journal: Official Journal of the Association of Black Nursing Faculty in Higher Education, Inc
C L Lewis
Health professions schools often provide support for minority and disadvantaged students in high school or in a single college summer program. However, long-term support for students during their undergraduate years is also crucial. Since 1990, San Diego State University (SDSU), a large urban public university, has implemented the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) to increase the number of the university's disadvantaged students (most of whom are from minority groups) who matriculate into medical, dental, veterinary, and physician assistant schools...
October 1996: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
A Hesser, E Pond, L Lewis, B Abbott
This study evaluated the Minority Academic Advising Program (MAAP), a supplementary retention program established for African-American students enrolled in a southern state health sciences university's baccalaureate nursing program. The evaluation method merged a quasi-experimental with a time-series design. A group of 114 black students were included in the study. A comparison group consisting of 608 nursing student cohorts who were predominantly white was incorporated for control purposes. Although the students who were MAAP participants had significantly lower SAT scores, reduced Pre-Admission GPAs, and included a contingent of 11 students at high risk of failing, the following enhancements were identified: their retention-to-graduation rate increased 5...
October 1996: Journal of Nursing Education
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