A study was conducted to gauge and evaluate Academic Performance, Nursing Licensure Examination and Core Competency Performance of Nursing Graduates of University of Perpetual Help System Laguna (UPHSL) 2013-2016. The researchers obtained the Professional Courses grades and Nursing Licensure Examination rating from the office of the Deans of the College of Nursing and Core Competency Performance was evaluated by the Chief Nurses of the hospitals where the respondents are currently employed according to the four (4) categories of the eleven (11) Nursing Core Competencies including Patient Care, Empowering, Enhancing and Enabling Competencies. The researcher's aim is to find out if the Academic Performance has a significant relationship to Nursing Licensure Examination and core competency performance of the following respondents. The researchers used the Descriptive - Correlation type of research and utilize the questionnaire method of recall and rating scale type. Descriptive research was used to determine the Academic Performance, Nursing Licensure Examination and Core Competency Performance of Nursing graduates of UPHSL 2013-2016 while correlational research was used to determine if the Academic Performance has a significant relationship to Nursing Licensure Examination and Core Competency Performance as Nurses. The statistical treatments used in the study were frequency and percentage distribution, weighted mean, Pearson r, and t-test.
The study found out that the total mean average of Academic Performance of Nursing graduates of UPHSL 2013-2016 in terms of GPA of the following Professional Courses is 81.15. Nursing Licensure Examination total mean average of nursing practice is 78.9. Core Competency Performance according to the four categories of 11 Nursing Core Competencies were all interpreted as proficient and with a total mean average of 3.86. For the relationship between Academic Performance and Nursing Licensure Examination, there is no significant relationship between Nursing Practice 1 (NP1) to Academic Performance in CHN, NCM100 as to Nursing Practice 4 (NP4) to NCM103, NCM 104, and NCM 106, however there is significant relationship nu Nursing Practice 2 (NP2) to NCM101 and NCM102, Nursing Practice NCM103 and NCM104, Nursing Practice 5 (NP5) to NCM105, RESI and RES2. For the relationship between Academic Performance and Core Competency Performance in CHN, NCM 100, NCM 101, NCM 102, NCM 103, NCM 104, NCM 105, NCM 106, RES1, RES2 as to Patient Care, Empowering, Enhancing Competencies but there is significant relationship between RES 1 and Enabling Competencies. Both results were obtained using a 0.05 level of significant and a 98 degree of freedom.
The researchers constructed conclusions based on the findings of the study. Academic Performance in Professional courses in terms of Grade Point Average, 5 out of 10 obtained a good grade, 3 out of 10 obtained a very good grade and 2 out of 10 obtained a satisfactory grade. Nursing Research 2 ranked 1st among the professional courses with mean GPA of 84.84. 4 out of 5 in Nursing Practice of the nursing graduates of UPHSL obtained a good grade in nursing licensure examination. Nursing Practice II has the highest mean score of 79.81 and have the highest number of passers and lowest number of failed. The core competency performance of nursing graduates of UPHSL in terms of Patient Care Competencies, Empowering Competencies, Enhancing Competencies and Enabling Competencies was proficient. We conclude that there is no significant relationship between Nursing Practice 1 (NP1) to Academic Performance in CHN, NCM100 as to Nursing Practice 4 (NP4) to NCM103, NCM104 and NCM106, and are independent and has no influence to each other, however there is no significant relationship in Nursing Practice 2 (NP2) to NCM101 and NCM102, Nursing Practice 3(NP3) to NCM103 and NCM104, Nursing Practice 5 (NP5) to NCM105, RESI and RES1. We concluded that there is no significant relationship in Academic Performance in CHN, NCM100, NCM101, NCM102,NCM103,NCM104,NCM105, NCM106, RES1, RES2 and are independent and has no influence to Core Competency Performance in terms of Patient Care Competencies, Empowering Competencies and Enhancing Competencies and Enabling Competencies however there is significant relationship between RES1 and Enabling Competencies.
The researchers recommend that the students should give emphasis on the following subjects CHN, NCM100, NCM103, NCM104, and NCM106 that has been found out to have significant relationship in their Nursing Licensure Examination. The students should work hard and double their efforts in their studies to achieve good grade in professional subjects because it has an impact in Nursing Licensure Examination. Answering previous Nursing Licensure Examinations that are applicable for different year level to be able recall previous and practice different techniques in answering questions. For the clinical instructors to create a student-teacher counselling program to monitor the progress of their students and assist in areas that needs improvement for the clinical instructors to give emphasis on their teaching quality it should be up to date and align with the latest curriculum. The UPHSL should continue providing quality education and holistically prepare the students through its curriculum implementation and training programs contributing to the student's success in their chosen profession.