Student Success In A Block Immersion, Mastery Learning BSN Program

Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI)
Marie Rolf EdD, MSN, RN
Susan Watson, PhD, FNP-BC
Margaret Kroposki, PhD, RN
Presentation Date: 
Monday, April 23, 2018
Event or Conference: 
National Nursing Education Summit
Presentation Type: 
Poster Presentation
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Presentation Location: 
Salt Lake City, UT
United States
Abstract ID: 388324 Background: Fostering student success may be challenging for nurse educators. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether a relationship existed between student admission criteria, student throughput criteria in mastery learning BSN program to student success. Method: A retrospective, correlational design was used to analyze records of 367 graduates over a six-year period. The relationship of six variables: GPA, entrance assessment scores, interview scores, remediation, program length, exit assessment, to student success was tested measured by point bi-serial correlations, Chi-square analysis, and logistic regression. Results: GPA, entrance assessment scores, interview scores, and exit assessment scores were positively correlated to student success. Although remediation and program length were not correlated to success, 87% of the students participated in remediation. The majority of students (95%) were successful on first time NCLEX-RN® licensure. Conclusion: While specific admission criteria were related to student success, further research is needed to determine the role of remediation.