Identification and analysis of entry level characteristics that predict success on nursing board licensure: study of a selected vocational nursing program in Texas

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dc.contributor.advisor Garcia , Gonzalo en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Ash , Michael J . en_US
dc.creator Hereford , Suann Lentz en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007 -04 -25T20 :16 :41Z
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -02 -19T19 :28 :18Z
dc.date.available 2007 -04 -25T20 :16 :41Z
dc.date.available 2014 -02 -19T19 :28 :18Z
dc.date.created 2005 -12 en_US
dc.date.issued 2007 -04 -25T20 :16 :41Z
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /5020
dc.description.abstract This study investigated 18 discrete demographic , academic , and experiential learner entry characteristics of graduates from a selected vocational nursing program to determine which characteristics were relevant in predicting success on the state licensure examination , NCLEX -PN . An analysis of these characteristics contributed to the development of a model designed to more effectively counsel and advise prospective vocational nursing students in community college settings . The population for this study consisted of students who graduated from the licensed vocational nursing program at Kingwood College during a four -year period , from the nine classes beginning January 1997 through January 2001 . During this time , there were 240 graduates but one file was eliminated because of incomplete information ; thus the resulting study size was reduced to 239 . This retrospective study utilized archival data collected from academic records . Chi square analysis suggested statistical significance between six of the independent variables studied and the single dependent variable of successfully passing the NCLEX -PN on the first attempt . The six independent variables that demonstrated statistical significance were ethnicity , method of high school completion , pre -nursing grade point average , reading assessment score on the TASP Test , developmental reading coursework , and developmental writing coursework . Additional analysis through logistic regression suggested that the independent variables of ethnicity , method of high school completion , pre -nursing grade point average , and reading assessment score on the TASP Test were the best combination of predictive measures for passing the NCLEX -PN on the first attempt . en_US
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dc.format.medium electronic en_US
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dc.language.iso en _US en_US
dc.publisher Texas A &M University en_US
dc.subject Nursing en_US
dc.title Identification and analysis of entry level characteristics that predict success on nursing board licensure : study of a selected vocational nursing program in Texas en_US
dc.type Book en
dc.type.genre Electronic Dissertation en_US
dc.type.material text en_US
dc.format.digitalOrigin born digital en_US

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Identification and analysis of entry level characteristics that predict success on nursing board licensure: study of a selected vocational nursing program in Texas. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /5020 .

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