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  • DICKISON ANSWERS 9 BURNING QUESTIONS ON NEXT GENERATION NCLEX [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Nov 4, 2019, 11:39 AM
    <2.5-min. read time> The NCSBN’s Phil Dickison, PhD, RN, says the Next Generation NCLEX will position nurses for success in a changing healthcare system. But he knows many educators are concerned about the change.
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  • PREPARE FOR NGN WITH THESE CRUCIAL INSIGHTS FROM NCSBN

    Nov 1, 2019, 17:04 PM
    <10-min. read time> What will the Next Generation NCLEX include? How will it be different from the current NCLEX? Will it include new item types? Those questions have been the talk of the nursing profession since the concept of a new test was announced. Now, answers are being provided, and the future is being defined. Learn what Dr. Phil Dickison wants you to know to be prepared.
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  • WHY CLINICAL TEACHING MUST START IN THE CLASSROOM

    Oct 1, 2019, 11:11 AM
    Teaching clinical to nursing students must change — and here’s 6 crucial reasons why it needs to start in the classroom.
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  • 6 KEY POINTS ON NEXT GENERATION NCLEX FROM NCSBN

    Sep 23, 2019, 13:06 PM
    The National Council of the State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has released new details on the Next Generation NCLEX. What's most important? The decision that the exam will officially happen.
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  • UNDERSTANDING — AND APPRECIATING — GEN Z

    Sep 22, 2019, 13:55 PM
    <4-min. read> You’ve likely heard the disparaging portrayals of Generation Z students: They can’t live without their smartphones. (True.) They’re hooked on digital entertainment and social media. (Also true.) But do those attributes mean they aren’t capable of being dedicated, successful students?
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  • STATS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT GEN Z

    Sep 22, 2019, 13:50 PM
    The current generation of nursing students is wholly different than those that have come before it. To ensure you can teach these young people as effectively as possible, you need to understand the aspects of their lives that may influence the techniques you use.
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  • BUILDING CLINICAL JUDGMENT: TIPS FROM 2018’s TEACHING FORWARD AWARD RECIPIENT DR. BRENDA WILLIAMS

    Jul 22, 2019, 17:33 PM
    No aspect of nursing today is more important than developing the skill of clinical judgment. NCSBN has zeroed in on this skill as the reason behind creating a new version of the NCLEX (commonly referred to as Next Generation NCLEX).
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  • What Do You Need to Know About the Next Generation NCLEX? [VIDEO]

    Feb 12, 2019, 16:38 PM
    <1.25-min. read> The National Council of the State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is taking an analytical look at the NCLEX. The goal? To determine what changes are needed to assess student nurses’ clinical judgment. The NCSBN is referring to this project as the Next Generation NCLEX.
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  • Clinical Judgment Concerns: Related Reading

    Nov 30, 2018, 16:45 PM
    The need for stronger clinical judgment skills in nursing students has researchers worldwide searching for answers. Here, we gather a selection of journal articles published in 2018 to provide further reading and help you identify opportunities to strengthen students’ clinical judgment skills.
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  • NCSBN’s Phil Dickison Explains the Vital Need for Improved Clinical Judgment

    Oct 17, 2018, 16:43 PM
    <1-min. read> At the National Nurse Educator Summit in April 2018, we probed for details on this crucial issue from the industry’s foremost expert on the topic and how it became the foundational core of the Next Generation NCLEX.
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