Answers from the 2022 NCLEX® Conference for Canadian Educators

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NCSBN hosted the 2022 NCLEX Conference for Canadian Educators on April 29, 2022. The conference focused on the expected launch of the Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN) examination on April 1, 2023.

Most of the information that was covered has been presented by the NCSBN in webinars and newsletters over the past two years but there were some good questions asked by the audience and answered by the NCSBN moderator. Here are answers to some of the questions that were asked.

  • All case studies consist of six sequential items that follow the CJMM.
  • Although case studies provide multiple points of measurement, a single measure of ability for the case study will determine which item is administered next to a candidate (since the CAT algorithm selects items based on the candidate’s previous response and calculated ability level).
  • Candidates can only move forward after answering an item in a case study. That means that once the candidate submits an answer to the item, the candidate cannot return a previous question to review or change an answer.
  • Reference ranges will be included for all NGN items that contain laboratory values.
  • Trend items (standalone NGN items) will include one or more steps of the National Council Clinical Judgment Measurement Model (CJMM).
  • There are no mathematical conversions required in any of the items within a case study.
  • NCSBN will be releasing a tutorial for the NGN exam sometime soon

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