Improving NCLEX-RN® pass rates remains a priority for nursing programs. Many programs collect learning style inventory data, yet few studies have looked at relationships between these data and NCLEX-RN pass/fail rates. Learning style preferences (visual, auditory, tactile, individual, group) and NCLEX pass/fail results were examined for 532 undergraduates in a Midwestern university. A significant correlation between preference for group learning and failure of the NCLEX was found (χ2 = 5.99, P = .05).
Author Affiliations: Assistant Professor (Dr Lown), Department of Nursing, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne; Assistant Professor (Dr Hawkins), Division of Graduate Nursing, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana.
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Correspondence: Dr Lown, University of Saint Francis Department of Nursing, 2701 Spring St, Fort Wayne, IN 46808 (email@example.com).
Accepted for publication: September 12, 2016
Published ahead of print: November 1, 2016