National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®) success: Perceptions of accelerated second-degree Bachelor of Science in nursing students
Vicki L. Brzoza, PhD, MSN, MBA, CCRN
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Most of the 50 states in the United States (U.S.) will experience a significant nursing shortage by the year 2030. Research finds that a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) workforce is associated with better outcomes, fewer adverse events, and lower patient mortality than associate or diploma prepared nurses. BSN-prepared nurses are in great demand, and the accelerated second-degree bachelor of science in nursing (ABSN) programs may meet this need. This study investigates how to be successful in these ABSN programs. The purpose of this study was to describe the ABSN students’ perceptions and experiences of what they believe to be factors of success in completing their ABSN program and in passing the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®) on the first attempt. A qualitative hermeneutic phenomenology approach and Knowles’s (1980, 1984) adult learning theory guided this study. A purposive sample of ABSN students from three northeastern U.S. universities were interviewed. 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 student retention and 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.
This dissertation has also been disseminated through the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. Dissertation/thesis number: 28150896; ProQuest document ID: 2479671362. The author still retains copyright.
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|Keywords||National Council Licensure Examination of Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®);
Accelerated Second Degree Programs;
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