Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Correlating quantitative nursing preadmission variables, ATI test results, and program outcomes including retention, graduation, and licensure
by Hernandez, Margaret, Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, 2011, 156; 3473026
Abstract (Summary)

This study examined the relationships between quantifiable cognitive preadmission variables and nursing student program outcomes in a population of baccalaureate nursing students at a Midwestern university. Preadmission GPAs and TEAS standardized test results were used as predictive preadmission variables. Outcome variables included benchmarks on ATI Fundamentals of Nursing and RN Comprehensive Predictor tests. Additional outcome variables included failure of nursing coursework, persistence, academic dismissal, graduation, and passing NCLEX-RN on the first try. Correlations, regressions, ANOVA and t tests were used to analyze data collected over six years. Results indicated that GPA and TEAS scores both correlated with student outcomes. TEAS Composite and section scores correlated more strongly than GPA in this population. The TEAS Composite and Science section were especially strong predictors of student success.

These findings contribute to the nursing education literature and help fill the gaps in knowledge about relationships between quantitative preadmission variables and nursing student program outcomes. This information will inform the development of evidence-based nursing education admission practices.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Roth, Gene
Commitee: House, Dan, Jeris, Laurel, Rossetti, Jeanette
School: Northern Illinois University
Department: Counseling, Adult and Higher Education
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-A 72/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Educational tests & measurements, Nursing, Health education
Keywords: Nursing schools, Preadmission variables, School admission practices, Standardized test results
Publication Number: 3473026
ISBN: 9781124871004
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