Title

Use of the HESI Admission Assessment to Predict Student Success

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-2008

Description

This study examined the value of the HESI Admission Assessment in predicting student success. Associate degree (N ≤ 68) and baccalaureate (N ≤ 69) nursing students took the HESI Admission Assessment after acceptance into the nursing programs for the purpose of identifying their academic weaknesses and focusing their remediation efforts. Findings indicated that the HESI Admission Assessment was a valid predictor of students' academic ability to succeed in the nursing programs. In the associate degree nursing program, HESI Admission Assessment scores were significantly positively correlated with 88.89% of all nursing course grades in the program and 100% of the beginning-level course grades. In the baccalaureate nursing program, HESI Admission Assessment scores were significantly positively correlated with 50.00% of all nursing course grades in the program and 80.00% of beginning-level course grades. Furthermore, associate degree nursing students who completed the program had significantly higher HESI Admission Assessment scores than those who did not complete the program.

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