Predicting NCLEX-RN Success: the Seventh Validity Study HESI Exit exam.

Abstract

The findings of six previously conducted studies indicated that the HESI (E) was highly accurate in predicting NCLEX-RN success. The purpose of this study-the seventh study to investigate the validity of the E-was to examine the accuracy of three parallel versions of the Ein predicting licensure success and to describe program practices regarding E benchmark scores, remediation programs, and retesting policies. The findings of this study again indicated that the E was highly accurate in predicting NCLEX-RN success. Additionally, all three versions of the E were found to have a predictive accuracy above 90%. The most common E benchmark score designated by faculty at the participating schools was 850, and most schools required students to retest with different versions of the E until the faculty-designated E benchmark score was achieved. Remediation seemed to be effective in raising students' E scores, and it was recommended that future research investigate the effectiveness of specific remediation strategies.

DOI: 10.1097/NCN.0b013e3182343edf

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@article{Young2012PredictingNS, title={Predicting NCLEX-RN Success: the Seventh Validity Study HESI Exit exam.}, author={Anne Quinn Young and Pamela C. Willson}, journal={Computers, informatics, nursing : CIN}, year={2012}, volume={30 1}, pages={55-60; quiz 61-2} }