What is Different About the Next Gen NCLEX?
- March 29, 2023
- Posted by: The Mauldin Group
- Category: NGN
If you are taking the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX ®) soon, you need to be aware of the Next Gen NCLEX ®. Every few years, the NCSBN conducts analysis of the foundational knowledge and skills nurses need for safe practice. The analysis found that entry-level nurses are required to make increasingly complex decisions about patients. The Next Gen takes into consideration these changes and tests accordingly in order to accurately reflect the field. Need to study for the Next Gen NCLEX ®? Ready to Pass will equip you with the skills you need to pass the NCLEX ® and succeed in the field.
What is the Next Gen NCLEX ®?
The Next Gen NCLEX ® was created based on research from entry-level nurses and starts April 1, 2023. It has several notable differences compared to the previous NCLEX ®. It uses the Clinical Judgement Measurement Model, which provides a systematic, evidence-based framework for measuring candidates’ competence in clinical judgement and decision making.
The NCSBN has approved five new item types for measuring clinical judgement. These are:
- Extended Multiple Response
- Extended Drag and Drop
- Cloze (Drop-Down)
- Enhanced Hot Spot (Highlighting)
The Next Gen also uses partial credit in scoring since the new questions have multiple answers. Previously, questions on the NCLEX ® were simply either right or wrong, but now students have a chance to earn partial credit. Note that the new scoring model is different from the passing standard.
The exam also contains a research section taken by select students. The research section does not contribute to the test score. Its purpose is to collect data to help develop scoring rules and determine the amount of time students take on each section. No preparation is required for students who participate.
How Can I Prepare for the Next Gen NCLEX ®?
The field of nursing is ever-changing, and so are the tests required to become a nurse. The best way to prepare for the Next Gen NCLEX ® is to learn to think like a nurse rather than a test-taker. This will teach you not only the skills you need to pass the NCLEX ®, but also skills that will help you succeed in the field. With NCLEX ® passing rates dropping all over the US in recent years, it is more important than ever that we train competent nurses with the skills for both the NCLEX ® and working in the field.
Ready to Pass will equip you with these skills in a way that you can’t find anywhere else. Our team of experienced nurses help you grow through lessons learned in real-life nursing. We use a multisensory approach for personalized learning and apply real-life nursing situations. Instead of cramming to simply pass one test, you can spend your time building skills that will help your whole career.
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