The use of the Swedish scale in the selection of nursing students at the Rand African University

Students applying to follow the B. Cur. degree at the Rand Afrikaans University are subjected to a selection process. In spite of the selection process the drop-out rate is high. An attempt is being made to evaluate the present academic selection process. The amended Smeltzer method is used as a poi...

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Published in: Curationis (Pretoria) Vol. 12; no. 3-4; pp. 51 - 56
Main Authors: Basson, A, Botes, A
Format: Journal Article
Language: Afrikaans
Published: South Africa 12-01-1989
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Summary: Students applying to follow the B. Cur. degree at the Rand Afrikaans University are subjected to a selection process. In spite of the selection process the drop-out rate is high. An attempt is being made to evaluate the present academic selection process. The amended Smeltzer method is used as a point of departure to correlate with the model proposed by the University administration. The academic predictions are implemented on the Swedish formula and a cut-off point is obtained according to a sliding scale proposed for academic selection. With the abovementioned two methods it appears that the selected population has the most successful academic results if the cut-off point of the amended Smeltzer method and the Swedish formula is 60 and 15 respectively.
ISSN: 0379-8577
2223-6279