Date of Award

Summer 2022

Document Type

Project – Manuscript

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Committee Chair

Abby Garlock


Background: The National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) has been used to measure the quality of a nursing program’s effectiveness in preparing nursing students to pass the exam since 1988. The combined average pass rate percentage for the Hunt School of Nursing (HSON) nursing programs for the year 2021 was 88%.

Method: Information on feelings of preparedness and time to test after graduation was collected via survey prior to the game-based learning (GBL) activity. This same information was collected post GBL and compared to the pre-survey results. NCLEX-RN pass rate data was collected 1 month after graduation.

Results: From the pre-game survey to the post-game survey, feelings of preparedness increased and the length of time to test decreased. The pass rate 1 month after graduation was 94%.

Conclusion: The use of GBL has a positive correlation to feelings of preparedness and pass rates.

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