The Relationship Between Socioeconomic Status (SES) and NCLEX-RN: Comparing SES Indicators in Mediated Logistic Regression
The main purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES), ACT test scores, and the National Council Licensure Examination–Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) through a mediated logistic regression model. ACT is often considered one of the strongest predictors of success on the NCLEX-RN. Data from nursing students (N = 1,176) at a large, Midwestern university were analyzed. The goal was to determine if the predictive power of ACT on the NCLEX-RN stems from the influence of SES on ACT. A significant indirect effect through the causal chain of Pell Grant eligibility (i.e., SES)→ACT→NCLEX-RN was found.