Student success centers in nursing education: A case study example

David A. Byrd, Vanessa Bográn Meling

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Background: A student success center was established at an academic health science center in an effort to address student performance in a diverse undergraduate nursing program. Method: A process for determining student needs and narrowly tailored support interventions was determined through a modified Delphi focus group of students enrolled in a Hispanic Serving Institution's undergraduate nursing program. Results: Findings of this study are presented along with the 5-year outcomes associated with the center's efforts. Implementation of these narrowly tailored interventions has led to a considerable improvement in student engagement, as well as higher first-time pass rates on the NCLEX-RN® examination by graduates. Conclusion: To address the critical shortage of diverse nurses in the United States, schools of nursing must provide all necessary support mechanisms to ensure underrepresented and first-generation college students have every opportunity to graduate and enter the nursing workforce.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)396-399
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nursing Education
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education


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