Admission factors used to determine entry into a nursing program based on student success indicators at a public university

dc.contributorBreaux, Arleene P.
dc.contributorHardy, David E.
dc.contributorKatsinas, Stephen G.
dc.contributorRaju, Dheeraj
dc.contributor.advisorBray, Nathaniel J.
dc.contributor.authorTofani, Peter
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-02T19:55:05Z
dc.date.available2017-03-02T19:55:05Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.descriptionElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.description.abstractThis study compared application data for an undergraduate nursing program at a public health science center university in the southeast. The study covered five years of application cohorts from 2009 to 2014 from admission through graduation. The application data analyzed two dependent variables to predict students likely to achieve success in the nursing program. These two variables to measures success were: the ability of the admitted student to successfully achieve graduation requirements; and those graduates that were able to pass the national nursing certification exam on the first attempt. The application data was assessed to determine if a relationship existed between the data used to select students for admission and the success outcomes from an undergraduate nursing program. The application data was analyzed using a logistic regression and decision tree model to explore the relationship between the variables. The scores provided by the faculty members’ overall assessment of the entire application file was significant in three of the four logistic regression models and race was significant in the national certification logistic regression model. A similar finding resulted with scores provided by the faculty members’ overall assessment of the entire application file placed as the first node in three of the four decision tree models, and race placed as the first node in the national certification exam decision tree model. The study found that the data provided by faculty members in the admission process yielded results with the highest predictability related to student success in a nursing program.en_US
dc.format.extent169 p.
dc.format.mediumelectronic
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.otheru0015_0000001_0002512
dc.identifier.otherTofani_alatus_0004D_12930
dc.identifier.urihttps://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/2786
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.hasversionborn digital
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.rightsAll rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.en_US
dc.subjectEducational administration
dc.titleAdmission factors used to determine entry into a nursing program based on student success indicators at a public universityen_US
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etdms.degree.departmentUniversity of Alabama. Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.disciplineEducational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.grantorThe University of Alabama
etdms.degree.leveldoctoral
etdms.degree.nameEd.D.
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