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Calculating graduation rates

Starck, Patricia L ; Love, Karen ; Mcpherson, Robert

Journal of professional nursing : official journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2008, Vol.24(4), pp.197-204 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Calculating graduation rates
  • Author: Starck, Patricia L ; Love, Karen ; Mcpherson, Robert
  • Description: In recent years, the focus has been on increasing the number of registered nurse (RN) graduates. Numerous states have initiated programs to increase the number and quality of students entering nursing programs, and to expand the capacity of their programs to enroll additional qualified students. However, little attention has been focused on an equally, if not more, effective method for increasing the number of RNs produced-increasing the graduation rate of students enrolling. This article describes a project that undertook the task of compiling graduation data for 15 entry-level programs, standardizing terms and calculations for compiling the data, and producing a regional report on graduation rates of RN students overall and by type of program. Methodology is outlined in this article. This effort produced results that were surprising to program deans and directors and is expected to produce greater collaborative efforts to improve these rates both locally and statewide.
  • Is Part Of: Journal of professional nursing : official journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2008, Vol.24(4), pp.197-204
  • Identifier: E-ISSN: 1532-8481 ; PMID: 18662655 Version:1 ; DOI: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2007.06.012
  • Subjects: Educational Status ; Nursing ; Education, Nursing -- Statistics & Numerical Data ; Nursing Education Research -- Methods ; Students, Nursing -- Statistics & Numerical Data
  • Language: English
  • Source: MEDLINE/PubMed (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

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