Date of Award

7-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

First Advisor

Cindy Miller

Abstract

The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine the relationship between the ATI Comprehensive Predictor and NCLEX-RN success on first attempt for the ADN program at a consortium of three community colleges in the foothills of North Carolina. The population sample consisted of graduates from the associate degree consortium of three community colleges in the foothills of North Carolina in 2014-2015 that have made one attempt at NCLEX-RN. The total number of students included in the study was 111. The results were collected and analyzed utilizing the SPSS version 23 statistical system and a predictive spreadsheet to determine overall predictability. The data analysis demonstrated an overall predictive reliability obtained by dividing the number of testers predicted correctly by the number that actually passed or failed the NCLEX-RN on first attempt or 97 divided by 111 = 0.873 or 87%. The NCLEX-RN passage rate for the population that had a predictor of 95% or higher was 91%. The data analysis demonstrated a better predictability of passage than failure in the study population.

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