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Predictors of Successful Completion of a Baccalaureate Nursing Program

Byrd, Gloria PhD, RN; Garza, Chris PhD, RN; Nieswiadomy, Rose PhD, RN


Reliable admission and progression criteria are important because limited clinical slots, qualified faculty, and financial resources restrict the enrollment capability. The increased emphasis on outcome criteria in nursing education gives added importance to determining predictors of success in baccalaureate nursing programs. The authors discuss a study that explored demographic variables and admission and progression criteria that were predictive of 278 students' completion or failure in a baccalaureate nursing program.

Gloria Byrd, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Texas Woman's University, Dallas,

Chris Garza, PhD, RN, Private Practice, Edinburg, Texas,

Rose Nieswiadomy, PhD, RN, Professor, College of Nursing, Texas Woman's University, Dallas.

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