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Authors

  1. Reiter, Margaret Ann PhD, RN
  2. Young, Anne EdD, RN
  3. Adamson, Carolyn PhD, RN

Abstract

Predicting workplace success is becoming increasingly important because the cost of orienting new nurse graduates is increasing at such an alarming rate. This study assessed the effectiveness of the HESI Exit Exam in measuring entry-level competencies of novice nurses. Findings indicate that the HESI Exit Exam was an effective predictor of workplace competency for new graduates (N = 108) assigned to acute care and critical care units in a large, tertiary care hospital.