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dc.contributor.advisorWaddle, Jerry L. (Jerry Louis)eng
dc.contributor.authorShirrell, Donna, 1952-eng
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.date.submitted2006 Falleng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 14, 2007)eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ed. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006.eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] Critical thinking is an important concept in nursing education and is thought to be necessary for success in nursing. The primary purpose of this study was to determine if critical thinking is predictive of success in a nursing program. Success was defined as passing the National Council of State Boards of Nursing licensing exam for registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) on the first attempt. This study used an alternate measure of critical thinking, the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) critical thinking test. Multiple linear regression analysis was performed using passing the NCLEX-RN as the dependent variable and using critical thinking scores, GPA in nursing, and GPA in science courses as the independent variables. Results indicated that critical thinking scores were not predictive of success. Binary logistic regression analysis was performed to corroborate results and similar results were found. The student's GPA in nursing courses was, however, found to be a statistically significant predictor of success.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.identifier.merlinb59296458eng
dc.identifier.oclc164292833eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/5893eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/5893
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisher[University of Missouri--Columbia]eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri.eng
dc.subjectCollegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency;eng
dc.subjectCollegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency;eng
dc.subject.lcshNational Council of State Boards of Nursing (U.S.)eng
dc.subject.lcshCritical thinkingeng
dc.subject.lcshNursing -- Study and teaching (Associate degree)eng
dc.subject.lcshNursing -- Examinationseng
dc.subject.lcshHealth occupations licensing boardseng
dc.subject.lcshMedical educationeng
dc.titleCritical thinking as a predictor of success in an associate degree nursing programeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational leadership and policy analysis (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.nameEd. D.eng


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