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dc.contributor.advisorShields, Patricia
dc.contributor.authorBolton, John Lawson ( )
dc.date.accessioned2006-08-21T20:12:12Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:16:30Z
dc.date.issued2006-08en_US
dc.identifier.citationBolton, J. L. (2006). An evaluation of fingerprinting on registered nurse licensure rates in the State of Texas. Masters of Public Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3708
dc.description.abstract

The demand for nurses coupled with increasing numbers of applicants with criminal history records has led some state boards of nursing to look at fingerprinting as a method for eliminating some of the difficulty in reviewing nurse licensure eligibility issues. The Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas is among the first states to implement mandatory fingerprinting as part of the initial licensure process. The purpose of this research is to determine whether fingerprinting for the purpose of obtaining criminal history record information has an impact on registered nurse (RN) licensure rates in the State of Texas.

The research hypothesis states that the fingerprinting program will have a negative effect on the number of licenses issued. To test this hypothesis, an interrupted time series regression is employed using monthly data points for the number of RN licenses issued before and after the fingerprinting program was implemented The licensure data is provided by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas. Quantitative analysis is used to determine the impact of fingerprinting on RN licensure rates.

Results did not support the hypothesis. The fingerprinting program was policy neutral.

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dc.format.extent40 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.sourceAn Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Texas State University-San Marcos, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, Summer 2006.
dc.subjectNurseen_US
dc.subjectFingerprinten_US
dc.subjectLicenseen_US
dc.subjectCriminalen_US
dc.subjectBackgrounden_US
dc.subjectTexasen_US
dc.titleAn Evaluation of Fingerprinting on Registered Nurse Licensure Rates in the State of Texasen_US
txstate.documenttypeResearch Reporten_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBalanoff, Howard
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLund, Jeff
txstate.departmentPolitical Science


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