Many avenues award nursing degrees, those being 2 year, 3 year, 4 year, accelerated or fast-track, and on-line. Using Knowles' adult learning theory as a guiding framework, the purpose of this study was to examine and compare outcomes between GPA, HESI exit exam scores, NCLEX pass rate and a six month employer survey between accelerated and traditional nursing graduates of one community college between the years 12/05 through 12/10. Pre-existing data were used. The study showed some differences between the graduates of the accelerated and traditional programs. This study did reveal several implications for further studies including education policy and practice, recruitment and retention and curriculum strategies. Although there are a number of studies comparing graduates of traditional and accelerated nursing programs, few studies have been done comparing them in an ADN program. An important finding of this study was the lack of studies done on accelerated ADN programs.
|Advisor:||Foley, Diana K.|
|Commitee:||Sharp, Jessica, Tasker, Susan|
|School:||Mountain State University|
|Department:||Nursing Administration and Education|
|School Location:||United States -- West Virginia|
|Source:||MAI 51/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Nursing, Health education|
|Keywords:||Accelerated, Comparisons, Traditional|
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