Presentation on theme: "Type and Level of Entry Qualifications and Exit Awards for Pre-Registration Nursing Programmes Sheelagh Mealing Principal Lecturer Professor Joan Curzio."— Presentation transcript:
Type and Level of Entry Qualifications and Exit Awards for Pre-Registration Nursing Programmes Sheelagh Mealing Principal Lecturer Professor Joan Curzio Director of Practice Development
Background Aging Population Shifting Commissioning Targets Move to All Graduate Nursing Profession Widening Participation Agenda
Initial Funding South East London Life Long Learning Network South London Life Long Learning Network LSBU Marketing Department Follow-up Funding Linking London
Methods Review of data held for March & September 2007 cohorts –Paper based admission information entered for rejected applicants –Extensive supplemental data entry for accepted applicants with data verification as well as extraction from other databases with other formats –Exam board records and Strategic Health Authority reports
Comparison of Entry Qualifications Qualification GroupingRejectedAcceptedTotal Percentage Accepted GCSE11426412065% Access82316598817% A level or Level 3 equivalent51623975532% Level 4 or above5214519774%
Progression End of First Year (N=724) Discontinued by Exam Board 8% Withdrawn by Self 9% Interrupted by Self 5% Progression 78%
Summary The higher the entry qualification level, the more likely someone stayed with the programme and exited with the highest academic achievement. Those entering with GCSE level entry qualifications struggle, are more likely to leave within the first year, but those who stay, nearly one half achieved a Level 6 qualification. More of those entering via an Access route, appear to leave in Year 2 and have the greatest percentage of Level 5 qualifications on exit.