Preparation Strategic and Results of Nursing Exam of Nursing Diploma in Indonesia

Yulia Wardani, Agnes Mahayanti


Purpose: The readiness and strategies of management are important factors to gain higher passing grade on nursing national competency examination. This study analyzed the strategy and readiness of the managers to success try out and national competency examination and the readiness for administering Computer Based Test on national nursing competency examination in Indonesia.

Methods: This descriptive correlative research with population of 437 three years diploma in nursing institutions used quota and accidental sampling technique with 123 participants. The data were analyzed by using of frequency distribution, Spearman Rank Correlation and Multiple Regression analysis units.

Results: The results identified that 52,8% had accreditation status in level B. There were increasing results of the students that became better in the real results of national competency exam than the results on try-out exam. The preparation strategic 3 months before the exam was good (57.7%) and 56.9% of the participants were not ready to deliver the national exam in Computer Based Test. There was a significant correlation between the results of the exam with accreditation status (p= .014), student body (p=.02) and 3 months preparation before the exam (p=.021). The most dominant predictor in success of the exam was the accreditation status with p value=.005.

Conclusions: Managers of three years diploma nursing degree have to prepare and have a good strategy for success in nursing national competency examination especially in managing student body, achieve good accreditation status and good strategic in preparing for attaining high passing grade on national competency examination.

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International Journal of Studies in Nursing  ISSN 2424-9653 (Print)  ISSN 2529-7317 (Online)

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