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Arellano University
College of Nursing

EFFECTIVENESS OF ONLINE EXAMINATION TO ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT 103 AMONG LEVEL III NURSING STUDENTS OF ARELLANO UNIVERSITY

A Research Paper
Presented to
The Faculty of the College of Nursing
ARELLANO UNIVERSITY
Legarda, Manila

In Partial Fulfillment
of the Requirements for the Degree
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

ALI, Norhana A.
Ano, Dranreb V.
Baylon, Mary Ann M.
Castillo, Merly T.
Del Pilar, Vincent M.
Escalada, Maricris T
Fetiza, Kristine C.
Pulido, Janine Grace S.

Submitted to:
LOIDA ARIAS RN, MAN
Adviser

February 2013

CHAPTER I
THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND

Introduction

Arellano University College of Nursing offers different programs such as enhancement program and online examinations which aim to uplift the academic competence of nursing students. Enhancement program is conducted for free once in a week wherein a professor will going to discuss for two hours about the concepts of major nursing subjects which were taken by the nursing students in the previous semester. It serves as a review of their previously taken major subject. Online examination is another program offered by Arellano University wherein the examinee will answer the questions programmed in a computer. But before a student can take the online exam, a username and password recognized by the system must be encoded. It is a cost-effective and popular means of assessing student’s knowledge. Computer-based testing can also achieve significant cost-savings, by virtue of the speed at which results are analyzed and presented. A well-recognized benefit of online testing is the ability to harvest performance statistics. A detailed performance analysis can be built from this data. This may be used to pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of students in the subject area.

Background of the Study
As mentioned above, Arellano University is one of the universities that offers online examination among the nursing students in all year levels. Online examination is one of the programs that the Arellano University College of Nursing established to enhance the academic competency of nursing students in answering board-type questions regarding the nursing care management that may serve as one of the preparations prior the nursing licensure exam. Arellano University started to offer this program in 2010 when Dr. Roberto Sombillo is the dean of the college during that time. It was the College of Nursing and the Vice President of Academic Affairs who decided to implement this program. The online examination is being given during the semifinals period of every semester. The online examination is compulsory among nursing students because it will serve as an assessment of their academic performance in answering board-type questions and as a basis to pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of nursing students in a certain area of the nursing subject. The Professional Review Network (PRN) serves as the service provider by preparing the 100-item board-type questions, administering and facilitating the actual online examination.

The online examination is being given during the semifinals period of every semester. The coverage of the said exam is all about the concepts being taught during prelim and midterm periods. Before a nursing student can actually take the online examination, he or she should have and know his or her username and password provided by the Professional Review Network (PRN). A nursing student could take the online examination on the day as scheduled collaboratively by PRN and college of nursing. The nursing subjects that must be taken by the nursing students depends upon their year level. First year nursing students are obliged to take an online examination about theoretical foundation in nursing during the first semester; and nursing care management 100 and anatomy and physiology during the second...
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