Agenda is subject to change.

  • Sunday, April 28, 2019
    3:00 pm  -  6:00 pm
  • Monday, April 29, 2019
    7:30 am  -  8:30 am
    Continental Breakfast
    7:30 am  -  8:30 am
    8:30 am  -  8:45 am
    8:45 am  -  10:15 am
    NCLEX Overview: Psychometrics and Test Development
    The NCLEX is a psychometrically sound, standardized exam developed to measure the minimal competency required to practice safe, entry-level nursing. To achieve these objectives, the exam is developed using a multilayered process that includes an evidence-based content outline, item development using nursing content expert volunteers, several reviews and industry-standard exam principles. This session will describe the methods used to achieve the quality exam development, maintenance and measurement the nursing profession has come to rely on and trust.
    10:15 am  -  10:30 am
    10:30 am  -  11:15 am
    NCLEX Operations: Overview
    The NCSBN Examinations Department not only develops the NCLEX, but provides daily operational, security and customer service support for NCLEX candidates, educators, boards of nursing and regulatory bodies. During this session, we will explore the NCLEX registration process, online resources and exam security measures. We will highlight what candidates can expect before, during and after the exam.
    11:15 am  -  12:00 pm
    Q&A Session
    12:00 pm  -  1:15 pm
    1:15 pm  -  2:15 pm
    Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) Project
    NCSBN has been conducting research to determine whether clinical judgment and decision making in nursing practice can be reliably assessed through the use of innovative item types. This session will give an update on the NGN project.
    2:15 pm  -  3:15 pm
    Using an Integrated Clinical Judgment Model in Education
    As the demand for nurses at all practice levels increases, entry-level nurses are expected to possess sound clinical judgment skills along with their more experienced colleagues. In this session, speakers will present the NCSBN Clinical Judgement Model (NCSBN-CJM). This model can be used as an integrated process to promote congruence between educational and licensure evaluations while enhancing the fidelity and validity of the nurse classroom, clinical and regulatory assessment experience.
    3:15 pm  -  3:30 pm
    3:30 pm  -  4:00 pm
    Test Plan for Student Preparation
    The NCLEX is developed to assess the minimal competency required to practice safe, effective, entrylevel nursing. As each NCLEX item is developed, it is linked directly to the current edition of the NCLEX Test Plan. Nursing programs often inquire how their curriculum correlates to the test plan. In this session, learn how to use the NCLEX Test Plan as a tool to help students prepare for the NCLEX.
    4:00 pm  -  4:30 pm
    Final Questions and Closing