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Student Retention in Higher Education: Examining the Patterns of Selection, Preparation, Retention, and Graduation of Nursing Students in the Undergraduate Pre-licensure Nursing Program at Arizona State University

Abstract This study is designed to understand the patterns of selection, preparation, retention and graduation of undergraduate pre-licensure clinical nursing students in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University enrolled in 2007 and 2008. The resulting patterns may guide policy decision making regarding future cohorts in this program. Several independent variables were examined including grades earned in prerequisite courses; replacement course frequency; scores earned on the Nurse Entrance Test (NET); the number of prerequisite courses taken at four-year institutions; race/ethnicity; and gender. The dependent variable and definition of success is completion of the Traditional Pre-licensure Clinical Nursing Program in... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Herrera, Cheryl Lyn (Author) / Danzig, Arnold (Advisor) / Cayer, Jospeh (Committee member) / Grando, Victoria (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Public administration / Public policy / Graduation / Nursing / Prelicensure / Retention / Undergraduate
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 142 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Public Administration 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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