Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Predictors of student success in a block immersion, mastery learning BSN program
by Wright, Marie, Ed.D., University of Phoenix, 2015, 198; 3736719
Abstract (Summary)

Colleges of Nursing are attempting to identify and admit those students most likely to succeed and graduate. Multiple variables have been tested in various combinations to select students who will create the workforce to address the nursing needs of the 21st century. The purpose of this study was to answer the research question of whether a relationship exists between pre-admission metrics and post-graduation board exams. The conceptual orientation of the study originated from Systems Theory, and a new theoretical model was created to address the interdependencies of the variables. A retrospective, correlational study design with a sample size of 367 records baccalaureate nursing graduates from a College of Nursing was used. Data collection from student records spanned over a four-year period. Six hypotheses were tested using correlational analyses measured by point biserial correlations, Chi-square analysis, and logistic regression. Remediation and length of program were not significant predictors of student success. Significant findings were found between scores on ATI® Comprehensive Predictor and first time pass rates on the NCLEX RN® .

Recommendations were provided to inspire future research in MLA pedagogy to promote student success. Key words: nontraditional pedagogy, mastery learning approach, systems based theory, overall GPA score, TEAS score, interview score, ATI CARP, remediation

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Jazzar, Michael
School: University of Phoenix
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 77/04(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership, Pedagogy, Nursing
Keywords: ATI CARP, Block immersion, Interview score, Mastery learning, Mastery learning approach, Non-traditional pedagogy, Nursing BSN, Overall GPA score, Remediation, Student success, Systems based theory, TEAS score
Publication Number: 3736719
ISBN: 978-1-339-25636-8
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