School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
attrition, logistic regression, NCLEX-RN, predictor, Schema Theory
Trader, Joey, "Non-Science Co/Prerequisite Course Grades as Predictors of Associate Degree Nursing Program Completion and First-Attempt Nclex-Rn Performance" (2015). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1044.
This study examined the potential relationship between non-science co/prerequisite courses (English Composition I, English Composition II, General Psychology, Child Psychology, and Nutrition and Diet Therapy) upon successful program completion and first-attempt NCLEX-RN results while controlling for age and gender in a traditional associate degree nursing program in the South Atlantic region of the United States. The rationale for the study was described with General Systems Theory while Schema Theory was tested and framed the study. The researcher employed binary logistic regression. There were 216 cases in the program completion dataset while there were 177 in the NCLEX-RN result data set. The analysis revealed no significant predictors of NCLEX-RN results while the Nutrition and Diet Therapy course represented the only statistically significant predictor of program completion.