Title

National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®) Success: Perceptions of Accelerated Second-degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing Students

Presenter Information

Vicki Lynn BrzozaFollow

Format Type

Plenary

Format Type

Workshop

Start Date

14-1-2021 11:15 AM

End Date

14-1-2021 11:35 AM

Abstract

The majority of the 50 United States (U.S.) states will experience a significant nursing shortage by the year 2030. Research supports a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) workforce is associated with better outcomes, fewer adverse events, and lower patient mortality. BSN prepared nurses are in great demand and the Accelerated Second-degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Programs may fulfill this need. This study investigates how to be successful in these ABSN Programs and satisfy the demand for more BSN prepared nurses. The purpose of this study was to describe the ABSN students’ perceptions and experiences about what they believe to be factors of success in completing the program, and on passing the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®) on the first attempt. A qualitative hermeneutic phenomenology approach, and Knowles’ (1980, 1984) Adult Learning Theory guided this study. A purposive sample of ABSN students was chosen from three northeastern U.S. universities. Interviews were conducted. Data analysis was completed using the Diekelmann, Allen, and Tanner (1989) hermeneutic analysis method. The resulting themes included (a) responding to the call, (b) unleashing the power within, (c) support systems, and (d) one life-changing test. Results from this study may be used to assist nurse faculty in identifying key factors to support retention and student success in ABSN programs and on the NCLEX-RN®. Findings from this study may also help fill the growing U.S. need for BSN prepared nurses.

Keywords

Accelerated Second-degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses, academic achievement

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National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®) Success: Perceptions of Accelerated Second-degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing Students

The majority of the 50 United States (U.S.) states will experience a significant nursing shortage by the year 2030. Research supports a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) workforce is associated with better outcomes, fewer adverse events, and lower patient mortality. BSN prepared nurses are in great demand and the Accelerated Second-degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Programs may fulfill this need. This study investigates how to be successful in these ABSN Programs and satisfy the demand for more BSN prepared nurses. The purpose of this study was to describe the ABSN students’ perceptions and experiences about what they believe to be factors of success in completing the program, and on passing the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®) on the first attempt. A qualitative hermeneutic phenomenology approach, and Knowles’ (1980, 1984) Adult Learning Theory guided this study. A purposive sample of ABSN students was chosen from three northeastern U.S. universities. Interviews were conducted. Data analysis was completed using the Diekelmann, Allen, and Tanner (1989) hermeneutic analysis method. The resulting themes included (a) responding to the call, (b) unleashing the power within, (c) support systems, and (d) one life-changing test. Results from this study may be used to assist nurse faculty in identifying key factors to support retention and student success in ABSN programs and on the NCLEX-RN®. Findings from this study may also help fill the growing U.S. need for BSN prepared nurses.