Identification Of Academically At-risk Accelerated Bachelor Of Science In Nursing Students To Support Development Of Strategies To Promote Academic Success
Debra Kramlich, Judith Belanger, Dana Law-Ham, and Nora Krevans
Some studies report higher attrition rates for ABSN students than for traditional entry-level nursing students related to both academic and non-academic factors. Student costs associated with program extension or dismissal, or the student’s inability to become licensed to practice, can be high. A descriptive correlational study of 37 ABSN students used Kaplan Admissions Test administered as a post-entry evaluation for identification of at-risk students during first week of program. Existing de-identified data gathered from the admissions test and first two semester courses analyzed to identify potential risk factors amenable to additional academic support. Several variables identified as putting a student at risk of interrupted program progression, including the writing sub-score on the admissions test. Data revealed potentially modifiable factors that put students at risk of program non-progression or dismissal.
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