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Student Profile Characteristics as Predictors of Success

Nontraditional and English as an Additional Language Students in a Prelicensure BSN Program

Petges, Nancy

doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000448

This study examined the extent to which selected student profile characteristics predict success for a sample of prelicensure BSN students at a Midwestern university. The results indicated that both nontraditional students and students with English as an additional language are less likely to experience early program success and on-time completion while nontraditional students were more likely to experience National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®) success. Results from the study were used to develop interventions specifically designed to promote success in diverse student populations at the research site.

About the Author Nancy Petges, EdD, RN, CNE, is an assistant professor, Northern Illinois University School of Nursing, DeKalb, Illinois. For more information, contact her at

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Online date: January 22, 2019

© 2019 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
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