This action research study was undertaken at an urban community college in the Midwestern United States. Concern existed that students who might be successful, particularly those from minorities underrepresented in the nursing workforce, might be prevented from entering the program by adopted admission criteria which might not be truly predictive of future success. A logistic regression model was used to study the relationship between applicant ranking score, student overall grade point average, grade in Anatomy and Physiology 1 course, and overall score on the Test of Essential Academic Skills and success in the first clinical nursing course. Although the logistic regression model created was not predictive, it was found that a relationship did exist between overall score on the Test of Essential Academic Skills and success in the first clinical course.
|Advisor:||Wirtz, Paul J.|
|Commitee:||Krismer, Marianne, Wasicsko, Mark|
|School:||Northern Kentucky University|
|School Location:||United States -- Kentucky|
|Source:||DAI-A 77/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Nursing, Health education, Higher education|
|Keywords:||Admission criteria, Associate degree, Retention|
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