Admission and retention of qualified nursing students are essential in meeting the demands of a rapidly changing health care environment and nursing shortage. The purpose of this exploratory correlational study was to determine the relationship between student performance in quantitative pre-requisite coursework and student performance in upper division nursing coursework in order to identify students at-risk for attrition. A series of descriptive and correlational analyses were conducted using pre-existing institutional data. A moderate relationship existed among the chemistry II and first-year upper division nursing courses (r = .21 to r = .40). These results suggest that prerequisite chemistry course performance could be a reliable predictor of academic success.
Brown, J. L., & Smith, C. M. (2019). An Examination of Student Performance in Pre-Requisite Coursework and Upper Division Nursing Coursework. Journal of Nursing & Interprofessional Leadership in Quality & Safety, 2 (2). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/uthoustonjqualsafe/vol2/iss2/4