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Keywords

academic success, admission criteria, admission tests, nursing education, nursing programs

 

Authors

  1. Liu, Xin PhD
  2. Codd, Casey PhD
  3. Mills, Christine PhD

Abstract

This study examined the incremental values of academic predictors that may be adopted as nursing school admission criteria. The findings revealed that using additional content areas of mathematics, reading, and English in conjunction with science contributes significantly to the prediction of early nursing school success. This study demonstrates an incremental validity approach that provides valuable guidelines to inform the selection of effective, accurate, and cost-effective admission tools for screening qualified nursing candidates.