Award Date

1-1-1991

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

First Committee Member

Carolyn E. Sabo

Number of Pages

97

Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between students' reading levels and their success in a rural community college nursing program. The extent to which reading levels predict success on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) was also examined. Hypotheses (1) There is positive correlation between students' reading levels and their academic success in a rural community college associate degree nursing program. (2) There is positive correlation between students' reading levels and their success on the NCLEX-RN; The study also examined other factors such as age, sex, marital status, ethnic background, student grade point averages, years out of high school, grades in required nursing courses, and breaks in attendance in the program, to determine their relationship to completion of the nursing program and passing the NCLEX-RN; Results indicated no significant relationship between reading levels and success in a rural community college nursing program, and no significant relationship between reading levels and success on the NCLEX-RN. Further analysis revealed a positive correlation between students' reading levels and their class grades in the second year of the nursing program. No significant differences in the demographic characteristics of successful and unsuccessful students were seen. (Abstract shortened with permission of author.).

Keywords

Associate; Degree; Exam; Levels; Nursing; Predictor; Programs; Reading; Rn; Success

Controlled Subject

Nursing; Individualized reading instruction

File Format

pdf

File Size

2.55 MB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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