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The graduate record examination as an admission requirement for the graduate nursing program

Authors
Journal
Journal of Professional Nursing
8755-7223
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
10
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/8755-7223(94)90054-x

Abstract

Abstract The use of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) as an admission criterion for the master's degree program was evaluated using data from student records of the population that graduated or dropped out of the State University of New York at Buffalo program between 1983 and 1992. The GRE correlated with first-year and overall graduate grade point averages, but it was a weaker predictor of performance than was the undergraduate grade point average. These findings are discussed in light of the negative consequences of using the GRE related to the recrultment of minority students, women, and older students.

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