updated Dec. 13, 2013posted Oct. 31, 2013
Sixty-five nurse educators from across B.C. gathered at Kwantlen Polytechnic University on Oct. 22, 2013 for a day-long workshop to learn about the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX®). The workshop was designed to provide information to nurse educators about how the NCLEX-RN® exam is developed as well as detailed information on the relationship of the NCLEX-RN Practice Analysis and the NCLEX Test Plan. The goal was to help educators understand the exam’s development and use as it relates to item development, and subsequent examination administration.
The NCLEX is being
introduced in 2015 in 10 Canadian jurisdictions. It will replace the existing Canadian Registered Nurse Exam (CRNE).
Workshop attendees—and an additional 35 people attending via webinar—heard from three National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) staff:
Here are some of the highlights from their presentations:
NCSBN has a wealth of exam resources available
on their website, including detailed
NCLEX Test Plans, a
helpful video about Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) and much more. We encourage you to check it out.
Phil and his team also encourage B.C. educators to
get involved! Hundreds of nurse educators, clinicians and managers who work with entry-level nurses contribute to the development of the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN licensing examinations, and Canadian voices are needed.
Feel free to
contact CRNBC if you have any questions.