Relationship between academic performance and the nursing licensure examination of graduates from a city-subsidized university

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Philippine Journal of Nursing


This study determined the relationship between the academic performance and nursing licensure examination of graduates of a city-subsidized university and the nursing professional subjects that best predict the outcome of the nursing licensure examination. The study used a descriptive-correlation design. Academic records of two batches in 2012 and 2013 were used. Independent variables included the nursing professional subjects and the dependent variables were the subtests in the licensure examination. Means, standard deviations, Pearson r correlation, and Multiple Regression Analysis were used for the quantitative data. Findings reveal that graduates were average performers in their academics. This was inversely correlated with the nursing licensure examination. This still suggests direct relationship since the grading system in the university ranged from 1.0 to 5.0 where 1.0 is excellent. Critical Appraisal II, Nursing Care Management 104, and Nursing Care Management 106 were significant predictors of performance in the licensure examination.

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