Agenda is subject to change.

  • Sunday, September 8, 2019
    3:00 pm  -  6:00 pm
  • Monday, September 9, 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
    In addition to developing the NCLEX, the NCSBN Examinations Department provides daily operational, security and customer service support for NCLEX candidates, educators, and Nursing Regulatory Bodies (NRBs). During this session, we will explore the NCLEX registration process, online resources, and exam security measures, highlighting what candidates can expect before, during and after the NCLEX. The session will conclude with a summary of the NCLEX testing accommodation process, including the roles of candidates, NCSBN, Pearson VUE, and NRBs.
    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) Update
    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  -  4:10 pm
    Standard Setting
    Standard setting is a process used by testing professionals to determine the passing score on a test. It is an important step in establishing the validity and legal-defensibility of an exam program. The NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN exams re-evaluate their respective passing standards triennially. In this session, NCSBN staff will discuss the steps involved in setting NCLEX passing standards.
    4:10 pm  -  4:30 pm
    Final Questions and Closing
    Informational Booths
    Stop by our informational booths! NCSBN and their testing partners, Pearson VUE and Mountain Measurement, will be on hand to answer your questions throughout the day.