Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2008

Publication Title

International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship

Volume

5

Issue

1

First page number:

1

Last page number:

15

Abstract

In the United States, nursing programs are commonly evaluated by their graduates success on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The purpose of this paper is to describe a change in NCLEX-RN success rates following the addition of standardized exams throughout our program's curriculum, and to compare these exam scores between graduates who pass NCLEX-RN and those who do not. Our results indicate an 8.5% change (p < 0.000) in the NCLEX-RN pass rate from our previous 5-year mean pass rate, and significant differences in standardized test scores for those who pass the NCLEX-RN compared to those who do not (p < 0.03). We conclude that our selected standardized exam scores are able to significantly identify graduates who are more likely to pass NCLEX-RN than not.

Keywords

Baccalaureate Nursing Graduates; Education; Nursing; Baccalaureate; Educational Measurement/standards; Educational Measurement/statistics & numerical data; Educational tests and measurements; Educational tests and measurements—Standards; ERI; National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses; NCLEX-RN©; NET™; Nurses—Education; Nursing—Education; Pass Rates; United States

Disciplines

Community-Based Research | Education | Nursing

Language

English

Permissions

Copyright Berkeley Electronic Press. Used with permission.

Identifier

DOI: 10.2202/1548-923X.1477

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