Learning Impact of Armed Forces Medical Background on Military Nursing Students in an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
Gretchen Michele Wiersma, About the Authors Gretchen Michele Wiersma, DNP, RN, CPN, CNE, CHSE, is an assistant professor, University of Virginia School of Nursing, Charlottesville, Virginia, and lab adjunct faculty, George Washington University School of Nursing, Ashburn, Virginia. Catherine Wilson Cox, PhD, RN, CEN, CNE, FAAN, is an associate professor and VBSN Initiative coordinator, George Washington University School of Nursing, Ashburn, Virginia. Angela M. McNelis, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF, is a professor and associate dean for scholarship, innovation & clinical science, George Washington University School of Nursing, Washington, DC. Billinda Tebbenhoff, DNP, PMHP-BC, PMHCNS-B, is a course instructor at Frontier Nursing University, Versailles, Kentucky. Mary Jean Schumann, DNP, MBA, RN, CPNP-PC, FAAN, is an associate professor, George Washington University School of Nursing, Washington, DC. Joyce Maring, DPT, EdD, is a professor, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC. This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Grant Number UF1HP26982 and title "Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) Program: Veterans Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree." This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be constructed as the official position or policy of nor should any endorsement be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the US Government. For more information, contact Dr. Gretchen Michele Wiersma at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catherine Wilson Cox
Angela M. McNelis
Mary Jean Schumann
Nursing education perspectives
The study examined differences between military students enrolled in an accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program with and without medical experience and/or a previous bachelor's degree on graduation grade point average (GPA) and NCLEX®-RN first-time pass rates. Significant differences were found between groups with/without military medical experience on NCLEX-RN, but not graduation GPA. Significant differences were found between groups with/without prior degree on GPA, but not on NCLEX-RN. Having both medical experience and a prior degree did not make a difference on GPA or NCLEX-RN. Findings offer guidance on admission criteria to accelerated programs for this unique group of students.
Wiersma, Gretchen Michele; Cox, Catherine Wilson; McNelis, Angela M.; Tebbenhoff, Billinda; Schumann, Mary Jean; and Maring, Joyce, "Learning Impact of Armed Forces Medical Background on Military Nursing Students in an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program" (2022). GW Authored Works. Paper 2009.
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