Predictors of success in nursing education

ABNF J. 2003 Nov-Dec;14(6):116-20.


This correlational study was designed to determine if successful completion of the associate degree nursing program and success on the NCLEX-RN were correlated to scores on the Educational Resources, Inc. NET and Pre-RN Examinations. Data were collected from the educational records of the sixty-eight successful graduates from the fall 2001 class. This study found composite scores on the NET and Pre-RN were statistically significant, and were useful in predicting success on the NCLEX-RN. Consistent with the literature, this study found standardized measures and educational records may be useful screening tools for admission to nursing school, to predict success in the nursing program, and the NCLEX-RN. Faculty may utilize these findings in advising students, for developing support services and to assist students in developing an action plan to prepare for the NCLEX-RN. As suggested by sample size and correlations, a replication study was designed.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Accreditation / methods
  • Accreditation / statistics & numerical data
  • Education, Nursing, Associate / statistics & numerical data*
  • Educational Measurement / methods*
  • Educational Measurement / statistics & numerical data*
  • Educational Status
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Nursing Education Research
  • Statistics as Topic
  • United States