What Do You Need to Know About the Next Generation NCLEX? [VIDEO]
The project is following 8 evidence-based steps.
1) DEVELOP A CLINICAL JUDGMENT MODELNCSBN developed a model consisting of five interacting layers. These layers illustrate the complex process of clinical judgment, including the context in which decisions are made.
2) CREATE ITEM PROTOTYPESMeasuring clinical judgment requires unique item types -- more than simply multiple-response questions. It's also going to require different scoring methodologies. The new test could penalize answers indicating a lack of clinical judgment.
3) TEST ITEM USABILITYStudents, nurses, and educators have reviewed item prototypes. they ensure the questions represent real-life clinical judgment scenarios.
4) COLLECT ITEM DATANCSBN added a “Special Research Section” to the NCLEX with these new item types. Select students voluntarily answer the questions after completing the NCLEX. Students' responses don’t impact scores. But their answers provide valuable insight on question fidelity.
5) RESEARCH MEASUREMENTPsychometricians are reviewing data from student responses. They're identifying the most accurate measures of clinical judgment and nursing competence.
6) BUILD TECHNOLOGYIn 2019, NCSBN will decide whether to continue moving forward and whether to begin building the necessary technology
7) PERFORM ALPHA/BETA TESTSMultiple evaluations will assess test questions. NCSBN will scrutinize every item type for those providing the highest accuracy.
8) LAUNCH NEW NCLEX-RNAn operational phase of testing item types will take 3-4 years. The soonest you’ll likely see a new version of NCLEX? 2022-2023.
For more information on the Next Generation NCLEX, visit ATItesting.com/educator/blog.