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***** was done using the statistical software package SPSS (Statistical Package for ***** Social Sciences) version 11.5 (Halley, et al: 2003). Minitab and Microsoft Excel (Patterson: 2006) were also used to statistically analyze, validate ***** interpr***** the collected data.

First, the collected data were assigned respective codes, ***** known as dummy variables as a way of adding the values of a nominal or ordinal variable to a regression equation and other statistical methods and analyses (Hardy: 1993). The standard approach to modeling categorical *****s is ***** include the categorical variables in the regression equation by converting each level of ***** categorical variable into a variable of its own, usually coded 0 or 1 (Garson: 2*****08; Hardy: **********).

In this study, financial variables were cl*****sified as ***** variables. To determine if students have received financial aid (FINAID) in their studies (answerable ***** "Yes"), a code of 1 w*****s assigned while those who did not receive any financial ***** (answerable by "No") were coded as 0. Age, being a continuous independent variable, w***** further classified ***** four groups and coded as follo*****: Code 1 for ages between 18 ***** 29; Code 2 ***** ages ***** 30 and 39; Code 3 for ages between *****0 and 49; and Code 4 ***** ages between 50 and 59. Note that the minimum age ***** 20 in the proposal w***** just an assumption of the age student normally starts ***** program. The youngest age of the ***** in the ga*****red ***** for ***** study is 18.

***** population used in this study consisted ***** 212 students ***** were consisted of different ethnicity, and were further coded as follow: Category 1 for White - Non Hispanic; ***** 2 for Black ***** Non Hispanic; Category 3 for Hispanic; ***** ***** for Asian; ***** Category 5 for Other. The last category represents ***** races ***** were not included in the first 4 categories, which include American-Indian, mixed race, and so forth. To classify the gender, code 1 was assigned to designate male students and code 2 for fe***** students.

In order to find out who among ***** students have completed the nursing ***** (answerable by "Yes"), a code of 1 was *****; ***** ***** 0 was assigned for those who did not complete the ***** program (answerable by "No"). The variable code for Complete Nursing Program ***** COMPRGM. Since *****re was a required 70% score or higher sc*****es in the *****ssessment tests of ***** nurse pre-entrance exam or Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) to be eligible f***** admission, ***** ***** was assigned to signify "Eligible for Admission" and code ***** was assigned to signify "Not Eligible for Admission." These ***** are applicable to both HESI Math Score (%) and HESI Reading Comprehension Score (%). For the cumulative pre-requisite grade point average (GPA), a variable code of CUMPREGPA was assigned. Prior to the application to ***** nursing program, there were certain ***** courses ***** be taken. These ***** are Human Anatomy and Physiology


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