As a nurse educator working within an undergraduate program, I was very interested in the ideas presented in the article, “New Graduates: A Precious Critical Care Resource” (October 2003:47–50). Although our program uses a different comprehensive test than the Exit Exam (E2) of Health Education Systems, it does use a standardized series of testing to identify students who are at risk for NCLEX-RN and it requires these students to do remediation. Although our remediation program has been successful in NCLEX pass rate, it is certainly not the complete answer. The idea of using preceptors to help with this remediation seems exciting; however, I do see a problem. Unless the preceptors are also members of the faculty, students’ rights to privacy would prevent disclosure of scores without student consent. Because students often do not feel that a test...

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