Date of Award
College of Nursing
This ex post facto study was designed to determine if the scores of advanced standing LPNs' NCLEX-RN scores were significantly different from those of generic students and to identify predictors of success of NCLEX-RN performance. Based on Bandura's theory of self efficacy it was hypothesized that LPNs would score higher on the NCLEX-RN than generic students. The independent variables were final grades in nursing theory courses (Medical-Surgical, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, and Psychiatric Nursing), and NLN Achievement Tests and the Comprehensive Nursing Achievement Test. The study group included 195 graduates from a small, rural Associate Degree in Nursing program between the years 1982-1988. A t-test revealed no significant difference in the NCLEX-RN scores between the two groups in the study. A stepwise multiple regression analysis showed that the NLN tests were highly significant predictors of performance on the NCLEX-RN. Nursing theory course grades indicated only a moderate relationship with the NCLEX-RN.
Pangle, Kathleen S., "Predictors of Success on the NCLEX-RN Examination" (1992). Masters Theses. 103.