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1 Aligning Your Curriculum to NCLEX-RN®
Mary J. Yoho, PhD., R.N., CNE Director of Faculty Development & Consultation Elsevier Health Science

2 Who is the famous Nurse made this statement?
i-clicker Question Who 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 Barton Florence Nightingale Mildred Montag Linda Suttle

3 Resources for Faculty 2010 NCLEX Test Plans
Detailed Test Plan Candidate info


5 Aligning your Curriculum
NCLEX-RN® Test Plan Current New NLNAC Accreditation 2008 AACN Accreditation Categories QSEN Competenticies Nursing Concepts Today 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).

6 Aligning Your Curriculum to NCLEX-RN®

7 NCLEX-RN® Test Plan
Nursing Process Client Needs Specialty Areas Professional Issues Sub-Specialty areas Content Overview Handout

8 Nursing Accreditation Bodies

9 Current NLNAC Accreditation Categories
Critical Thinking Therapeutic Communication Therapeutic Nursing Intervention

10 New NLNAC Educational Competencies Model
Human Flourishing Nursing Judgment Nursing Practice Professional Identify Spirit of Inquiry

11 2008 AACN Accreditation Categories
Scholarship for Evidenced-Based Practice Liberal Education for BSN Generalist Interprofessional Communication BSN Generalist Nursing Practice Professionalism and Professional Values Clinical Prevention and Population Health Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety Information Mgt and Patient Care Technology Health Care Policy Designer/Manager/Coordinator of Care Member of Profession Provider of Care


13 QSEN Overall Goal The 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

14 QSEN KSA Competencies
Patient Centered Care Teamwork and Collaboration Evidenced-Based Practice Quality Improvement Safety Informatics



17 Nursing Concepts

18 Nursing Concepts Biophysical Psychological Cultural/Spiritual
Developmental Health, Wellness, & Illness Nursing Health Care

19 Biophysical Sub-Concepts
Fluid/Electrolytes Acid/Base Elimination Metabolism Intracranial Regulations Inflammation Tissue Integrity Infection Immunity Sensory/Perception Mobility Comfort

20 Psychological Sub-Concepts
Stress & Coping Grief & Loss Mood & Affect Cognition Behaviors

21 Nursing Sub-Concepts Professional Behaviors Communications Assessment
Clinical Decision Making Nursing Interventions Teaching & Learning Collaboration/Managing Care

22 Health Care Sub-Concepts
Safety Advocacy/Ethical/Legal Issues Health Policy/Systems Evidence Based Practice Quality Improvement Informatics



25 Concept Curriculum References
NC ADN Curriculum Improvement Project OCNE: Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education University of New Mexico Nursing And others!

26 i-clicker Question Which integration of nursing academics into your curriculum do you need to do first? A. NCLEX-RN® 2010 Test Plan B. NLNAC or AACN Categories C. QSEN KSA Competenticies D. Nursing Concepts

27 Developing a curriculum blueprint to match the current test plan

28 NCLEX-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

29 Test Plan Structure - Client Needs
Safe and Effective Care Environment Management of Care Safety and Infection Control Health Promotion and Maintenance Psychosocial Integrity Physiological Integrity Basic Care and Comfort Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies Reduction of Risk Potential Physiological Adaptation

30 Match NCLEX-RN® Test Plan to your Curriculum
Health Promotion and Maintenance Aging Process Ante/Intra/Postpartum and Newborn Care Developmental Stages and Transitions Health and Wellness Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Health Screening High Risk Behaviors Lifestyle Choices Principles of Teaching/Learning Self-Care Techniques of Physical Assessment Where do you cover these in your curriculum? Develop a crosswalk Nursing 101, Geri, Objective 3 & 4 Nursing 202, Pediatrics, Objectives 2,4,& 7

31 Evaluating your Curriculum
Align Exams to NCLEX-RN® NLNAC & AACN QSEN Nursing Concepts

32 Each 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. 32 32

33 Client Needs (NCLEX® blueprint)

34 Accreditation Categories for NLNAC and AACN

35 Tracking Concepts across the Curriculum: NCLEX Test Plan, NLNAC & AACN Essentials, QSEN
Critical Care Think- ing Funda- mentals Geri- atrics Health Promotion & Maintenance Maternity Med/ Surg Nursing Process Physio- logical Integrity Role Develop- ment Therp Commun- ications Nsg Intvn 874 861 822 513 759 891 837 862 888 867 815 836 816 819 747 842 876 829 833 912 813 839 715 773 772 783 818 906 802 714 840 850 188 770 955 817 855 724

36 Don’t Miss The Arc... it is sailing with or without you!

37 It’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.

38 The End! Mary J. Yoho, PhD, RN, CNE

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