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The Effectiveness of a Structured Remediation Program to Pass the NCLEX-RN Examination

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Fran Cherkis, Annemarie Rosciano


Farmingdale State College, New York, USA.


The National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) has been the standard by which all undergraduate nursing programs are judged for program effectiveness. Consistent patterns of low pass rates can have serious implications for the academic institution, the nursing program, the nursing faculty, the program graduates, and the community at large. Preparing undergraduate nursing students for licensure is a major concern for undergraduate nursing faculty. Present pass rates for the graduate nursing baccalaureate students at a state university are currently below the national average. To address this problem, these researchers have identified interventions that predict success on the NCLEX-RN examination. The implementation of a five week online NCLEX-RN review course in conjunction with three workshops taught and designed by these researchers is used to increase the pass rate on the NCLEX-RN exam. The goal of the implementation of this assessment project is to provide the nursing student with the necessary tools to be successful on the NCLEX-RN. Furthermore, findings from this project have the potential to identify areas for the improvement in the nursing curriculum as well as the increase of the nursing program’s NCLEX-RN pass rate.


Nursing Students, NCLEX-RN, Remediation, Pass Rates, NCSBN Tutorials

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Cherkis, F. and Rosciano, A. (2015) The Effectiveness of a Structured Remediation Program to Pass the NCLEX-RN Examination. Open Journal of Nursing, 5, 210-217. doi: 10.4236/ojn.2015.53025.

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