HomeThe Magusvol. 1 no. 1 (2009)

Reading Proficiency and Nursing Licensure Examination Performance of Arellano University Nursing Graduates

Myla Grace Soriano | Editha A. Lupdag-padama

Discipline: Nursing



It has been observed that one of the factors that have a direct effect on the performance of nursing graduates in the Nursing Licensure Examination (NLE) is their low reading proficiency. Hence this study explored whether there is a significant relationship in the reading proficiency as revealed by the Nelson Denny Reading Test (NDRT) and the NLE scores of the Batch 2007 graduates of the Arellano University Nursing graduates. Data were gathered from the NDRT scores and NLE performance of 332 nursing graduates from the institution. From the analysis, it was discovered that there is a low correlation between the scores of the graduates in the NDRT and their NLE performance. Hence, the paper recommends a more extensive exploration on the effectiveness of the institution’s English program. Consequently, it is suggested that instead of the general English program, English for Specific Purposes (ESP) underscoring science content in the different nursing content subjects be implemented.