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Nursing Student Clinical Shift Completion as a Predictor of NCLEX Failure

Woodworth, Julie A. MSN, RN, CNE

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000005
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As competition for clinical sites increases, hospitals and nursing schools report the use of nontraditional student placements such as one 12-hour clinical shift; that was an option offered by the author’s school. The author discusses implementation of 12-hour shifts and compared NCLEX fail rates of students on one 12-hour shift with students who had 2 weekly 6-hour shifts.

Author Affiliation: Professor of Nursing, Niagara County Community College, Sanborn, New York.

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Mrs Woodworth, Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd, Sanborn, NY 14132 (

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