In a small East Texas associate degree nursing program, the average pass rate for the National Council of State Board exam fell and was below both national and state averages for three years. In an effort to identify students who may need extra preparation prior to taking the licensure exam, the college administers the HESI Exit Exam during the last semester of the program. For the last three years, between 28 and 37% of the senior class did not achieve a passing score on the exam. The project’s purpose was to evaluate the effect of a remediation plan which consisted of evidenced-based remediation strategies.

Date of publication

Spring 4-30-2022

Document Type

DNP Scholarly Project



Persistent identifier


Committee members

Carol Rizer, Lauri John


Doctor of Nursing Practice

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