Backwards design builds towards NCLEX® success
Kaplan’s approach to the NCLEX® is like no other. The NCLEX® challenges those taking it to apply sound clinical judgement to the questions posed on the test. Kaplan’s philosophy teaches nursing students how to think like nurses on test day and in nursing practice.
Kaplan’s preparation course for the NCLEX® is designed to help nurses develop the clinical reasoning skills they will continue to need beyond test day. It’s a methodology that—when practiced—results in success on application and analysis questions and in their day-to-day life on the job.
In addition, Kaplan uses this pedagogy in its institutional testing and remediation program. Our backwards design in creating tests, remediation, and practice helps build a stronger foundation before preparing for the NCLEX®. We developed this approach through careful data collection, observations, and surveys deployed across multiple curriculums throughout the United States.