Author

Nancy Petges

Publication Date

2016

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Gyant, LaVerne, 1950-

Degree Name

Ed.D. (Doctor of Education)

Department

Counseling, Adult and Higher Education

LCSH

Nursing--Study and teaching (Higher)||National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses--Study guides||Education, Higher--Social aspects||Nursing students||Prediction of scholastic success||Higher education||Nursing||Demography

Abstract

This study examines the extent to which selected demographic characteristics (nontraditional student, English as a second language [ESL], male student, and first generation student) predict early-program success, successful on-time completion, and NCLEX-RN success in baccalaureate nursing education for a sample of students at a Midwestern university. To determine the relationships among study variables, correlational analysis was used. Logistic regression was utilized to examine the relationship of the predictive variables (nontraditional student, ESL student, male student, and first-generation student) to the outcome variables (early-program success, successful on-time completion, and NCLEX-RN success). In addition, descriptive statistics, including measures of central tendency (mean, median, and mode), variation (standard deviation), and frequency distributions, were utilized to analyze the data collected for five cohorts of students from 2009-2015.

Comments

Advisors: LaVerne Gyant.||Committee members: Jeanette Rossetti; Thomas J. Smith.

Extent

180 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

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Text

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