The Next Generation NCLEX is launching April 1, 2023 and the updated exam will introduce new and updated item types designed to better measure candidates’ clinical judgment. Candidates may find these items in the new unfolding case studies or the clinical judgment stand-alone items.
Preview Next Generation NCLEX Sample Item Types
Extended Multiple Response
Drag and Drop
New Partial Credit NGN Scoring Models
Along with the introduction of new items, the NCSBN also introduced a new partial credit NGN scoring model. Depending on the item type used, the 0/1 scoring rule, +/- scoring rule, or rationales scoring rule may be applied. While the partial credit scoring rules may seem more challenging at first, this nuanced approach actually provides candidates more opportunity to accumulate points toward their final score.