Learning Objective 1: The learner will be able to identify evidence based remediation methods that increase scores on predictor exit exams thereby leading to NCLEX-RN success.
Learning Objective 2: The learner will be able to identify learners at risk and develop a plan for remediation for learners at risk for failure on the NCLEX-RN.
Methods: An ex post facto study was conducted to determine the effects of the remediation methods on subsequent E² exam scores for nursing students in diploma, associate, and baccalaureate programs.A paired samples t test was performed to examine the mean E2scores of nursing programs that required remediation with schools that did not require remediation. Further analysis was examined using repeated measures of the univariate analysis of variance (ANOVA).Compared in the ANOVA were schools using various methods of remediation and subsequent E2 scores). A multiple linear regression analysis was conducted in order to determine the unique contribution of each of the remediation types examined.
Sample 57 nursing schools, representing 3272 nursing students, replied to the survey.
Results:The results indicate that students who attended schools that required remediation had a higher mean E² exam score than did those from schools that did not require remediation.. The results further indicate that the students that used Evolve 3-day live review, applied on-line case studies, and used the Elsevier HESI online exam remediation scored higher on subsequent E2 exams. However, the lowest mean E² exam score was found for those who were required to repeat the course as a form of remediation.