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2020 NCLEX Conference Summary

by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | September 23, 2020

NCSBN held the virtual 2020 NCLEX Conference on September 14th & 15th, during which important updates regarding the current NCLEX as well as Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) were discussed.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Meredith MacKenzie Greenle, PhD, RN, CRNP, CNE, NCLEX Instructor

by Meredith MacKenzie Greenle | August 13, 2020

When I first dreamed of being a nurse as a small child, I had no idea of the places nursing would take me! It’s been an amazing journey so far and I can’t wait to see what comes next!

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Tonya Taylor, MSN, RN, MBA, Nurse Consultant

by Tonya Taylor, MSN, RN, MBA, Nurse Consultant | July 21, 2020

My passion is helping others achieve their best success.  I am an expert on NCLEX prep and helping students achieve their best success on NCLEX is what truly motivates me.

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Bridging the Gap: How to Keep Your Students on Track Until Test Day

by Maria Flores-Harris, DNP, RN, CNE, Executive Director of Nursing | May 26, 2020

As nurse educators, we are continuing with the preparation of our nursing students for graduation, NCLEX, and practice. Learn  what you can do for our students who may not have the choice to test quickly.

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Six Steps to Effective Next Generation NCLEX® Item Writing

by Ryan Goble, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, Curriculum Specialist | May 20, 2020

Writing effective NGN items can help test essential higher-level cognitive skills, which are required for effective nursing clinical judgments.  In this way, NGN items can help identify nursing students who understand the nursing curriculum and have developed the proper analytical skills through their training.

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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

Take a deep dive into the theory and practice of creating test items that not only prepare students for the Next Generation NCLEX®, but also hone their overall nursing clinical judgment skills. 

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Next Generation NCLEX® Series: Advanced Copy of Our New eBook

by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | April 16, 2020

In addition to the many other free digital resources we are offering nurse educators during this challenging time, we have also decided to release an advanced copy of our newest eBook, ”Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN): What You Need to Know.”

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How are You Supporting Your Anxious Students?

February 11, 2020

Discover the top five fundamentals nursing programs often overlook (and how to fix them).

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Test Construction & Item Writing with New Emphasis on Next Generation NCLEX Webinar

by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President, Kaplan Nursing & Ryan Goble, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, Curriculum Specialist | February 11, 2020

This webinar takes a deep dive into topics such as best practices for writing new test questions, how to transform your current items to NGN-style, as well as a discussion around the critical value of developing student’s clinical judgement skills.

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White Paper: From Failure to Success

by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC & Roberta Harbison MSN, RN | January 28, 2020

Much has been written about strategies to predict outcomes and prevent failure on the NCLEX examination, but very little focuses on strategies for remediation after failure.

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10 Key Next Generation NCLEX Updates

October 17, 2019

We met with NCSBN to learn more about Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN) and we walked away with several pieces of new information about the pending test change.

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Kaplan Nursing Curriculum Updates & Enhancements

May 22, 2019

Our team of nurse educators has been working on a series of updates and enhancements to Kaplan Nursing’s curriculum.

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NCLEX Prep Program Update

April 2, 2019

As you know, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) announced that there are no short-term changes to the NCLEX-RN® examination, and if Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) is officially adopted by NCSBN, we won’t expect to see NGN implemented until at least 2022-2023.

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