The Nursing Undergraduate Retention and Success (NURS) Model (Jeffreys, 2004) was the theoretical framework for a study that examined the predictive value of selected cognitive (cumulative GPA, science GPA, science credits, previous degree, reading comprehension, math skill), noncognitive (stress), and demographic (age, ethnicity) student profile characteristics on the early academic success and on-time program completion of baccalaureate nursing students. The sample consisted of 370 BSN students at a public university in the Southeast. Data were collected from an existing student database. The dependent variable, early academic success, was based on grades in nursing courses during the first two semesters. The dependent variable, program completion, was measured as on-time graduation at the end of six semesters or graduation being delayed or denied. Three of the independent variables (reading comprehension, math skill, and stress) were measures from the Nurse Entrance Test. The results of logistic regression analysis showed that for the model predicting early academic success (chi2 = 57.76, p... to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing six semester prelicensure baccalaureate program in the last ten years. The cohorts of students who were included in the study sample entered the nursing program in May of 2001, 2002, and 2003. ... of data from a student database belonging to UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing Office of Admissions and Student Services ( OASS).
|Title||:||Predictors of Early Academic Success and Program Completion Among Baccalaureate Nursing Students|
|Author||:||Kathryn Rhodes Alden|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|