Date

2-2006

Document Type

Article

Department

School of Education

Degree

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Chair

Ronald Hawkins

Primary Subject Area

Education, General; Education, Health

Abstract

Students graduating in 2005 from a state approved BSN program in a Christian University experienced a reduced passing rate on the NCLEX-RN licensure examination as compared to their peers in 2004. An examination of program variables provided insight into the cause for such decline. The quantitative analysis of variables reported in this study identified the significant differences occurring between the two groups of students as (a) cumulative GP A, (b) grades in selected pre nursing science courses, and (c) grades in post admission nursing courses. Findings from this study may enable program administrators to better identify students who have special needs prior to program admission, program completion, or NCLEX administration, allowing for tutorial and remedial programs.

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