Presentation on theme: "Aligning Your Curriculum to NCLEX-RN®"— Presentation transcript:
1Aligning Your Curriculum to NCLEX-RN® Mary J. Yoho, PhD., R.N., CNEDirector of Faculty Development & ConsultationElsevier Health Science
2Who is the famous Nurse made this statement? i-clicker QuestionWho is the famous Nurse made this statement?“I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything new that might improve the past.”Clara BartonFlorence NightingaleMildred MontagLinda Suttle
3Resources for Faculty www.ncsbn.org 2010 NCLEX Test Plans Detailed Test PlanCandidate info
5Aligning your Curriculum NCLEX-RN® Test PlanCurrent New NLNAC Accreditation2008 AACN Accreditation CategoriesQSEN CompetenticiesNursing ConceptsToday we are here to talk about internal curriculum evaluation and to learn how to improve this method of evaluation within your individual college or university. This is done by:Writing critical thinking test items (which will be done this afternoon using the four criteria for writing critical thinking test items identified by Morrison, et. al.)Using item analysis software to analyze every exam administered.Storing the data obtained from such analysis in a data base program (test item banking program, like HESIware).
10New NLNAC Educational Competencies Model Human FlourishingNursing JudgmentNursing PracticeProfessional IdentifySpirit of Inquiry
112008 AACN Accreditation Categories Scholarship for Evidenced-Based PracticeLiberal Education for BSN GeneralistInterprofessional CommunicationBSN Generalist Nursing PracticeProfessionalism and Professional ValuesClinical Prevention and Population HealthLeadership for Quality Care and Patient SafetyInformation Mgt and Patient Care TechnologyHealth Care PolicyDesigner/Manager/Coordinator of CareMember of ProfessionProvider of Care
13QSEN Overall GoalThe overall goal for the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) project is to meet the challenge of preparing future nurses who will have the knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSAs) necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems within which they work
25Concept Curriculum References NC ADN Curriculum Improvement ProjectOCNE: Oregon Consortium for Nursing EducationUniversity of New Mexico NursingAnd others!
26i-clicker QuestionWhich integration of nursing academics into your curriculum do you need to do first?A. NCLEX-RN® 2010 Test PlanB. NLNAC or AACN CategoriesC. QSEN KSA CompetenticiesD. Nursing Concepts
27Developing a curriculum blueprint to match the current test plan
28NCLEX-RN® Integrated Processes Nursing Process – a scientific, clinical reasoning approach to client care that includes assessment, analysis, planning, implementation and evaluation.Caring – interaction of the nurse and client in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust. In this collaborative environment, the nurse provides encouragement, hope, support and compassion to help achieve desired outcomes.Communication and Documentation – verbal and nonverbal interactions between the nurse and the client, the client’s significant others and the other members of the health care team. Events and activities associated with client care are validated in written and/or electronic records that reflect standards of practice and accountability in the provision of care.Teaching/Learning – facilitation of the acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes promoting a change in behavior
29Test Plan Structure - Client Needs Safe and Effective Care EnvironmentManagement of CareSafety and Infection ControlHealth Promotion and MaintenancePsychosocial IntegrityPhysiological IntegrityBasic Care and ComfortPharmacological and Parenteral TherapiesReduction of Risk PotentialPhysiological Adaptation
30Match NCLEX-RN® Test Plan to your Curriculum Health Promotion and MaintenanceAging ProcessAnte/Intra/Postpartum and Newborn CareDevelopmental Stages and TransitionsHealth and WellnessHealth Promotion/Disease PreventionHealth ScreeningHigh Risk BehaviorsLifestyle ChoicesPrinciples of Teaching/LearningSelf-CareTechniques of Physical AssessmentWhere do you cover these in your curriculum?Develop a crosswalkNursing 101, Geri, Objective 3 & 4Nursing 202, Pediatrics, Objectives 2,4,& 7
31Evaluating your Curriculum Align Exams to NCLEX-RN®NLNAC & AACNQSENNursing Concepts
32Each test item is categorized by as many categories as the faculty choose. The number of test items on an exam in each of these categories is tabulated to derive the test blueprint.3232
35Tracking Concepts across the Curriculum: NCLEX Test Plan, NLNAC & AACN Essentials, QSEN CriticalCareThink-ingFunda-mentalsGeri-atricsHealthPromotion&MaintenanceMaternityMed/SurgNursingProcessPhysio-logicalIntegrityRoleDevelop-mentTherpCommun-icationsNsgIntvn874861822513759891837862888867815836816819747842876829833912813839715773772783818906802714840850188770955817855724
36Don’t Miss The Arc... it is sailing with or without you!
37It’s all about the new generation of nurses! Today we have talked about many concepts to help you improve your exams by improving your test items. These are only tools. YOU as the faculty are the “keys” to using these tools effectively.Remember, I have only given you one “black/white”—if 30% or less of the students answer a test item correctly, action needs to be taken.All other concepts presented are only means of helping you become a more effective test item writer, which will improve the evaluation component of your curriculum, and will also improve your students’ ability to answer NCLEX test items.