The correlation of the test of essential academic skills (TEAS) exam scores with success in a second-degree accelerated-baccalaureate of nursing program
In higher education nursing programs, there are continued questions regarding admission assessment requirements and their ability to predict success for nursing students. This concept is especially true for accelerated second-degree baccalaureate nursing programs. More research is needed on these newer programs. One of the more common admission criteria for these programs is the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). Researchers need to examine the predictability of the TEAS composite and categorical scores to determine if a significant correlation exists between how one scores on the TEAS and level of success in nursing school. In this research proposal, success is defined as completion of the nursing curriculum and also as passage of the National Council Licensure Exam for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN) on the first attempt.