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Preparing for NGN Video Series: How to Write Extended Hot Spot Items

by Jennifer Allen, MS, RN, ACNP-BC | March 10, 2022

In this video, nursing educators will take a step-by-step look at how to write extended hot spot items when prepping their students for the Next Generation NCLEX.

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Preparing for NGN Video Series: How to Write Drag & Drop Items

by Rebecca L. Potter PhD(c), MSIDT, MSN/ED, RN, Director of Nursing Product Content | March 3, 2022

In this video, nursing educators will take a step-by-step look at how to write drag & drop items when prepping their students for the Next Generation NCLEX.

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Preparing for NGN Video Series: How to Write Extended Multiple Response Questions

by Susie Compton, RN, MSN | February 17, 2022

In this video, nursing educators will take a step-by-step look at how to write extended multiple response questions when prepping their students for the Next Generation NCLEX.

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Preparing for NGN Video Series: How to Write Cloze Items

by Ryan Goble, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, Senior Content & Curriculum Manager | February 11, 2022

In this video, nursing educators will take a step-by-step look at how to write cloze items when prepping their students for the Next Generation NCLEX.

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Reflecting on 2020 as We Thrive into 2021

by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | January 19, 2021

As we step into 2021, it’s important to look back at the past year to not only learn from the challenges of 2020, but also to be grateful for the opportunity to teach our students valuable lessons about resilience, adaptability, and collaboration.

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Six Steps to Effective Next Generation NCLEX® Item Writing

by Ryan Goble, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, Senior Content & Curriculum Manager | 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, Senior Content & Curriculum Manager | 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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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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