Correlation Between Critical Thinking Skills and National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses Success in Accelerated Bachelor Nursing Students

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Critical thinking (CT) skills are expected of all nurses, yet a limited number of studies have explored the impact of CT on National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) pass rates. We examined 110 students in a first-degree accelerated bachelor of science in nursing program to explore whether CT is a first-attempt predictor of NCLEX-RN success. We found that there was a statistically significant relationship between CT scores and passing the NCLEX-RN.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kaddoura, MA; Van Dyke, O; Yang, Q

Published Date

  • January 1, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 3 - 7

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1557-3087

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.teln.2016.08.004

Citation Source

  • Scopus