Partnership with Examity will ensure security through mobile-friendly proctoring
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Natick, MA (June 21, 2018) – Kaplan Nursing, a unit of its Test Prep services that prepares students for the NCLEX-RN® Exam, today announced it has partnered with Examity, the leading provider of online proctoring and identity verification, to provide Kaplan’s partner institutions (nursing schools) with greater flexibility in administering high-quality assessments. Examity’s seamless, secure, remote proctoring solution will streamline the testing process and help to eliminate scheduling and facility constraints.
“We’re committed to leveraging the potential of emerging technologies to enhance the accessibility of educational resources for our school partners and their students,” said Erika Blumenthal, Vice President and General Manager, Kaplan Nursing. “Examity was the only proctoring solution to provide an online proctoring platform that met our specific needs — providing our partners with both flexibility and security as they administer assessments.”
Research suggests that the country’s acute nursing shortage could persist through 2025, driving demand for solutions that can increase access to high-quality nursing education, especially in rural areas or regions without easy access to nursing schools. Kaplan Nursing works to address this need through a comprehensive online review program for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) taught by Masters’ educated instructors, as well as additional resources including English learning tools and multi-level remediation.
“Online programs offer the potential to provide high-quality educational opportunities at unprecedented scale. Ensuring quality and integrity is a critical part of that equation, particularly with critical professions like nursing,” said Michael London, Founder and CEO of Examity. “Kaplan has a decades-long track record as a leader in nursing education, and we are grateful for the opportunity to support them in creating a more secure, flexible testing environment for nursing schools and their students around the country.”
Recently recognized as one of the ten fastest-growing companies in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal, Examity works with a diverse cross-section of postsecondary institutions and online learning providers including the University of Arizona, Penn State, and Yale, to provide customized online proctoring solutions designed to address the needs of individual schools and programs. Examity was the first platform to provide live, record-and-review, and fully automated proctoring options.
NCLEX-RN® is a registered trademark of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc, which does not endorse this product.
About Kaplan Nursing
Kaplan Nursing (www.kaplannursing.com) is a unit of Kaplan Test Prep (www.kaptest.com), a premier provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938, Kaplan is the world leader in the test prep industry. With a comprehensive menu of online offerings as well as a complete array of print books and digital products, Kaplan offers preparation for more than 100 standardized tests, including entrance exams for secondary school, college and graduate school, as well as professional licensing exams for attorneys, physicians and nurses. Kaplan also provides private tutoring and graduate admissions consulting services.
Examity was founded to meet the needs of the growing number of online education and certification programs looking to ensure integrity. Examity provides a cost effective and flexible test integrity solution including live, recorded and automated options. Since its founding five years ago, Examity has partnered with 300+ institutions and certification programs worldwide. For more information, visit Examity.com or follow the company on Twitter @examity.
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