Ensuring NCLEX-RN success for first-time test-takers.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A major indicator of baccalaureate nursing program effectiveness is the pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examinations, Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) among first-time candidates. This article highlights the scope, instructional methods, and outcomes of the remediation program at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies (GU-NHS). With implementation of the multifaceted program, the NCLEX-RN pass rate for first-time takers at GU-NHS has been consistently above the national mean among all first-time candidates. Although it is impossible to determine which strategy made the greatest contribution to the success of the program, the cumulative effect is impressive and indicates the students are prepared for the challenge of the examination and contemporary nursing practice.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Norton, CK; Relf, MV; Cox, CW; Farley, J; Lachat, M; Tucker, M; Murray, J

Published Date

  • September 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 322 - 326

PubMed ID

  • 16990124

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-8481

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 8755-7223

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.profnurs.2005.11.004


  • eng