Prior Learning Assessment in Nursing: An Accelerated Pathway to Degree Completion


The purpose of this study was to identify RN-BSN students' perceived satisfaction with the use of prior learning assessments (PLAs) and to examine graduation rates for students who utilized PLA in comparison to non-PLA users. Students were surveyed to examine satisfaction with PLA use; retrospective data were examined to determine graduation status by PLA option. A high percentage of students perceived PLA as flexible and affordable, and users had significantly higher graduation rates. The PLA option is highly associated with degree completion.

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Nursing Education Perspectives