It is important to understand and identify factors that affect students’ academic performance before entry into a nursing program and as they progress through the program. The authors discuss a study, and its outcomes, that assessed accelerated second-degree nursing students’ prenursing and core nursing grades that served to predict their success at completing the nursing program and passing NCLEX-RN on first attempt. Strategies were identified to help at-risk students to be successful in the program and with first-time passage of NCLEX-RN.
Author Affiliations: Associate Professors (Dr Penprase and Harris), School of Nursing, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan.
The authors declare no conflict of interest.
Correspondence: Dr Penprase, School of Nursing, 2002 Human Health Bldg, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48903 (firstname.lastname@example.org).