A 15-Year Trend Study of Internationally Educated Nurses' NCLEX-RN Performance.
Montegrico J; About the Author James Montegrico, MSN, RN, is a lecturer, School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Services, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. For more information, contact him at .
Nursing education perspectives [Nurs Educ Perspect] 2021 Jan/Feb 01; Vol. 42 (1), pp. 22-28.
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Original Publication: New York, NY : National League for Nursing, c2002-
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Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate*
Canada ; Educational Measurement ; Humans ; Licensure, Nursing
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Date Created: 20200531 Date Completed: 20201229 Latest Revision: 20201229
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Aim: The aim of the study was to describe trends in internationally educated nurses' (IEN) National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurses (NCLEX®-RN) performance from 2003 to 2017 and to determine the odds of passing the exam based on country of nursing education.
Background: IEN comprise 5.6 percent of US nurses; more than half come from the Philippines. There is a lack of research on IEN NCLEX-RN performance.
Method: Correlational research was used to determine the performance and likelihood of passing the NCLEX-RN based on country of nursing education using secondary data analysis. Odds ratios were estimated to express the odds of passing.
Results: IEN NCLEX-RN applications and pass rates are decreasing. The odds of passing the NCLEX-RN among Philippine-educated nurses are lower compared to all other IEN. The odds of passing the Canadian NCLEX-RN are higher for all IEN.
Conclusion: The low NCLEX-RN pass rate of IEN reflects differences in nursing education and practice across countries.
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