White Paper: Creating Next Generation NCLEX® Test Items to Ensure the Success of the Nursing Workforce

by Ryan Goble, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, Curriculum Specialist | April 29, 2020

In the new Kaplan Nursing white paper, “Creating Next Generation NCLEX® Test Items to Ensure the Success of the Nursing Workforce,” Ryan Goble, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, Curriculum Specialist, Kaplan Nursing, takes a deep dive into the theory and practice of creating test items that not only prepare students for the exam but also hone their overall nursing clinical judgment skills. 

The white paper offers detailed information and analysis about:

  • Factors that contribute to and improve nursing clinical judgment (NCJ)
  • The importance of higher-level cognitive functions in NCJ
  • How Kaplan is preparing for NGN
  • New NGN item types and methodology for effective writing of NGN items
  • ...and much more.

As a curriculum specialist and content manager, Ryan strives to ensure Kaplan’s content remains up to date and relevant for entry-level nurses. Ryan also collaborates with other Kaplan nurse educators and the broader Kaplan team at large (e.g., user experience designers, user interface designers, technology specialists) to ensure products meet the needs of Kaplan students and institutional partners. Ryan has years of clinical experience as a staff nurse, charge nurse, and nurse coordinator in the emergency department. He also has years of experience in helping RN and PN students be successful on the NCLEX®. His areas of interest include item writing, NCLEX® success, and professional development.

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