Supporting At-Risk Nursing Students to Increase Final Course Grade
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The number of students who start but do not complete a nursing program is a problem at the local and national levels. High attrition rates place nursing programs at risk for disciplinary actions from accrediting bodies and impact the local workforce. The primary purpose of the mixed methods evidence-based quality improvement project was to determine if student success strategy sessions improve final course grades in at-risk second and third-semester nursing students in an urban associate degree community college program in the Midwest. A convenience sample of 62 at-risk students participated in student success strategy sessions to assist in overcoming educational barriers. Data were analyzed and an association was found between workshop participation and final course grades. Using Jeffreys’ Nursing Student Toolkit, a correlation between factors that support student success and an increase in final course grades was statistically significant. Results support the premise that students value strategies that support their success. An overall retention rate of 94% was achieved, and the at-risk student pass rate for the course was 90.3%. With an increase in nursing student retention, more nursing students will graduate and be prepared to take and pass the NCLEX-RN, providing more nurses to fill vacant registered nurse positions in healthcare settings.
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