Presentation on theme: "Summary of Proposed Changes"— Presentation transcript:
1 Summary of Proposed Changes 2013 NCLEX-RN® Test PlanSummary of Proposed ChangesJanice I. Hooper, PhD, RNNCLEX Examination Committee, ChairGood afternoon welcome to the NCLEX Examination Forum. It has been my privilege to serve on the NCLEX Examination Committee for the past three years and as Chair for the past year and as a member. My impressions from my first NEC meeting, which have not changed, were that the process for the development and maintenance of the examination is awesome.
2 Outline FY12 NEC & NIRSC members, NCSBN Staff NCSBN Mission & NEC ChargeFY12 AccomplishmentsRecommendation to the Delegate AssemblyRationale for the 2013 NCLEX-RN® Test Plan RecommendationsProposed 2013 NCLEX-RN® Test PlanProposed Implementation TimelineFuture ActivitiesThis presentation will provide information about the NCLEX examination committee’s work and accomplishments during the past year, as well as an overview of the NCLEX-RN Test Plan and the proposed changes to the Plan. The Report of the NCLEX Examination Committee begins on page 313 of the Business Book and provides the details for the information in this presentation. The Test Plan for 2013 begins on page 321 of the Business Book, with a copy of the new test plan and a strike-out version of the 2010 test plan. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
3 FY 2012 NCLEX Examination Committee Janice I. Hooper, PhD, RNTexasPamela Autrey, PhD, MSN, MBA, RNAlabama – Board LiaisonJanine Baxter, MS, RNIdahoUsrah Claar-Peck, MS, MSN, RNWashingtonTammy Claussen, MSN, RN, CNEArkansasRoseann Colosimo, PhD, MSN, RB, CLNCNevadaCatherine Dearman, PhD, RNAlabamaPatricia Kennedy, Ed.D, RNMarylandFrancine Kirby , MSN, RNWest VirginiaKathy Malloch, PhD, MBA, RN, FAANArizonaJudith M. Pelletier , MSN, RNMassachusettsLesleigh Robinson, MS, RNOhioThe NEC is one of the two standing NCSBN committees and the By Laws require that there are at least nine members, one representing LVN/LPN practice. I would like to acknowledge and thank the committee members who served during the last year and who represented areas across the country. A special thank you goes to Pamela Autrey, our Board Liaison, for her assistance. Would the committee members stand and be recognized.
4 FY 2012 NCLEX Item Review Subcommittee Pamela Ambush-Burris, MSN, RN, FREMarylandWilliam L. Anderson, JD, RNKansasSusan C. Baltrus, MSN, RNBC, CNEMaineKristin Benton, MSN, RNTexasJanice Britton, MEd, MSN, RNLouisiana-RNDebra Funk, RNMissouriSara Griffith, MSN, RNNorth CarolinaDeborah Haagenson, RNMinnesotaGeorgina R. Howard, MPA, RNBCNew YorkJoy Ingwerson, MSN, RNOregonPatricia Johnson, LPNArizonaEileen Kugler, RN, MSN, MPH, FNPNorth CarolinaDeborah Meyer, LPNMinnesotaCecilia Mukai, PhD, APRN, FNP-BCHawaiiGene Pingle, RN, BSN-BC, CENWashingtonAmy Price, MSN, RNAlabamaIt would be impossible for the NEC to fulfill its charges without the assistance of the NCLEX Item Review Subcommittee (NIRSC). NEC members act as Chair of the NIRSC meetings on a rotating basis. The subcommittee reviews all RN and PN examination questions, both pretest and operational items, as well as evaluates actual candidate examinations for face validity. Written reports from NIRSC are provided to the NEC for each business meeting.
5 FY 2012 NCLEX Item Review Subcommittee Continued Rebecca Reese, LPNIdahoCristiana Rosa, APRN, PCNSRhode IslandRhonda Taylor, MSN, RNWashingtonLinda Young, RN, MS, FRE, BCSouth DakotaIf you are a member of the NIRSC, please stand so we may recognize your service.
6 NCSBN Examinations Staff Phil Dickison, PhD Chief OfficerDania Eter, MBA Associate Director, Business OperationsAda Woo, PhD Associate Director, Measurement & TestingKatherine Carlson, MSN, MHA, RNContent AssociateMarijana Dragan, MS StatisticianMelissa Franke Administration ManagerJennifer GallagherOperations ManagerMarie Garcia, M.Ed Project ManagerSarah Hagge, PhD PsychometricianDaniel Hydzik Operations CoordinatorChelsea Kelley AssociateLorraine Kenny, MS, RN Content AssociateBridget Martin Operations CoordinatorKathy Potvin Senior Operations CoordinatorLogan WestSenior Operations CoordinatorNicole Williams, MSN, RN-BC Content ManagerI also wish to acknowledge NCLEX staff who provide valuable assistance to the committee. Please stand as I call your name. By doing this, you will identify yourselves in case anyone has questions for you.Phil Dickison, Chief Officer for ExaminationDania Eter, Associate Director, Business OperationsChelsea Kelley, Associate – WILL NOT BE IN ATTENDANCENicole Williams, Content ManagerAda Woo, Associate Director, Measurement & TestingOther examination staff join the meeting as they are needed.The NEC meets for three regular meetings each year with a scheduled summer conference call, if needed. You can see that with the large committee and NCLEX staff involved, the meetings involve a large group. In addition, staff from Pearson VUE also attend.I trust that my enthusiasm for this committee is evident. We began the year with an almost all new committee members. Staff conducted a comprehensive orientation that was so well-received that the committee requested ongoing educational sessions at each meeting. This has been very helpful in discussions and decision-making.
7 NCSBN Mission & the NCLEX Examination Committee Charge The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®) is responsible to its members for the preparation of a psychometrically sound and legally defensible examination.NEC Charge:To advise the Board of Directors on matters related to the NCLEX examination process, including examination item development, security, administration and quality assurance to ensure consistency with the Member Boards’ need for examinations, andTo recommend test plans to the Delegate Assembly.The purpose for the NEC is twofold:To advise the Board of Directors on matters related to the NCLEX examination process, including examination item development, security, administration and quality assurance to ensure consistency with the Member Boards’ need for examinations, andTo recommend test plans to the Delegate Assembly.The NEC has eight charges and one which is given high priority is: Participating in strategic discussions leading to enhancements of the NCLEX examination and its processes. We are well aware that the area of examination demands constant attention to precision as well as to the changing environment. The committee established the following criteria for managing and evaluating strategic discussions:Members agree upon a purpose for the discussionMembers maintain the focus of the discussionThe discussion stays within the time allowedEvery member participates in the discussion and makes valuable contributions to the discussionMajor issues and/or problems are identified and exploredMembers engage in active listening and refrain from interrupting each otherAn atmosphere of trust is prevalent
8 FY12 NEC Accomplishments Assessment of Member Board Review feedbackReview BOD & Non-BOD NCLEX Policies & ProceduresApprove PN activity statements, developed PN Practice Analysis Expert Panel & Reviewed PN Practice Analysis survey formConsidered & took disposition on candidate appealsApproved sensitivity items, incident reports and DIF reportsApproved the 2013 RN Test Plan for recommendation to the Delegate AssemblyThese criteria have provided guidance for a few successful strategic discussions. A few of the many accomplishments this year included:Reviewing member board feedback on examination itemsReviewing Board of Director and non-Board of Director Policies and Procedures related to the NCLEX examinationApproving PN Activity Statements as amended following development by the PN Practice Analysis Expert PanelReviewing the PN Practice Analysis Survey FormConsidering candidate appeals and taking disposition actionApproving sensitivity items, incident reports, and DIF reportsAnd one of the most important tasks for the year:Approving the 2013 RN Text Plan for recommendation to the Delegate Assembly
9 Recommendation to the Delegate Assembly Adopt the proposed 2013 NCLEX-RN Test Plan
10 Rationale for the 2013 NCLEX-RN® Test Plan Recommendations Recommendations are based on:2011 RN Practice AnalysisExpert JudgmentFeedback from member boardsThe rationale for the proposed 2013 RN Test Plan is based upon the 2011 RN Practice Analysis, feedback from member boards, and the professional judgment and expertise of the NEC members.The triennial performance of the NCLEX® Practice Analysis provides a basis for subsequent review and revision of the NCLEX® Test Plan.The NCLEX practice Analysis is conducted every three years which consists of gathering data from entry-level nurses across the US.This body of work is a summary of activities rated as most important and/or performed most frequently related to supporting client safety and decreasing complications.Information gathered is directly used to make recommendations for the NCLEX Test Plan for concepts such asActivity Statementsused to support item development activities.Client Needs Categories PercentagesUsed to determine the percentage of content distributed on the NCLEX exam.The test plan was approved by the BOD in December The draft was then submitted to member boards for review and feedback in December 2011.At the Midyear Meeting, information was presented and feedback was solicited.During the April 2012 NEC business meeting, the committee reviewed all feedback from member boards. The final RN NCLEX Test Plan was developed.
11 Proposed 2013 NCLEX-RN® Test Plan Overall format is retainedMinor edits for currency and clarificationOverall, the structure and format of the test plan remain the same. Minor editorial changes were made for currency and clarity.All sections of the test plan are retained
12 Proposed 2013 NCLEX-RN® Test Plan Content AreaClient Test Plan Category2010Proposed 20131Management of Care16-22%17-23%2Safety and Infection Control8-14%9-15%3Heath Promotion and Maintenance6-12%4Psychosocial Integrity5Basic Care and Comfort6Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies13-19%12-18%7Reduction of Risk Potential10-16%8Physiological Adaptation11-17%Categories have remained the same but some percentages have changed:Management of care went up one percentage point from previousSafety and infection control went up one percentage pointPharmacological and parenteral therapies went down one percentage pointReduction of Risk Potential went down one percentage pointThe changes in percentages were based on empirical data from the practice analysis study as well as psychometric considerations regarding the minimum number of test items necessary to reliably sample a content category.
13 Proposed Implementation Timeline 2013 NCLEX-RN® Test Plan August 2012:NCLEX Examination Committee present the Proposed 2013 NCLEX-RN Test Plan at the Annual Meeting for approval.September 2012:2013 NCLEX-RN Test Plan is published on the NCSBN website.NCLEX Panel of Judges conducts the NCLEX-RN Standard Setting and makes passing standard recommendations to the Board of Directors.December 2012:Board of Directors evaluates and sets the 2013 NCLEX-RN Passing Standard.Timeline for implementation of the 2013 NCLEX-RN Test Plan – Follow SlideApril 2013:Approved 2013 NCLEX-RN Test Plan and NCLEX-RN Passing Standard become effective.
14 Future ActivitiesComplete the continuous online PN practice analysis.Continue to monitor all administrative, test development and psychometric aspects of the NCLEX examination program.Evaluate all aspects of the NCLEX program and initiate additional quality assuranceprocesses as needed.Evaluate NCLEX informational initiatives, such as the NCLEX® Conference, NCLEX®Regional Workshops and other presentations.Evaluate ongoing international testing.Host the 2012 NCLEX® Conference.Introduce additional alternate format item types.Explore additional item writing strategies for the NCLEX.Conduct the PN practice analysis and KSA Study.Follow Slide.
15 Questions?The committee wishes to thank all member boards who reviewed the test plan and provided feed backQuestions?