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1 2013 NCLEX-RN ® Test Plan Summary of Proposed Changes Janice I. Hooper, PhD, RN NCLEX Examination Committee, Chair

2 FY12 NEC & NIRSC members, NCSBN Staff NCSBN Mission & NEC Charge FY12 Accomplishments Recommendation to the Delegate Assembly Rationale for the 2013 NCLEX-RN® Test Plan Recommendations Proposed 2013 NCLEX-RN® Test Plan Proposed Implementation Timeline Future Activities Outline

3 Janice I. Hooper, PhD, RN Texas Pamela Autrey, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN Alabama – Board Liaison Janine Baxter, MS, RN Idaho Usrah Claar-Peck, MS, MSN, RN Washington Tammy Claussen, MSN, RN, CNE Arkansas Roseann Colosimo, PhD, MSN, RB, CLNC Nevada Catherine Dearman, PhD, RN Alabama Patricia Kennedy, Ed.D, RN Maryland Francine Kirby, MSN, RN West Virginia Kathy Malloch, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN Arizona Judith M. Pelletier, MSN, RN Massachusetts Lesleigh Robinson, MS, RN Ohio FY 2012 NCLEX Examination Committee

4 Pamela Ambush-Burris, MSN, RN, FRE Maryland William L. Anderson, JD, RN Kansas Susan C. Baltrus, MSN, RNBC, CNE Maine Kristin Benton, MSN, RN Texas Janice Britton, MEd, MSN, RN Louisiana-RN Debra Funk, RN Missouri Sara Griffith, MSN, RN North Carolina Deborah Haagenson, RN Minnesota Georgina R. Howard, MPA, RNBC New York Joy Ingwerson, MSN, RN Oregon Patricia Johnson, LPN Arizona Eileen Kugler, RN, MSN, MPH, FNP North Carolina Deborah Meyer, LPN Minnesota Cecilia Mukai, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC Hawaii Gene Pingle, RN, BSN-BC, CEN Washington Amy Price, MSN, RN Alabama FY 2012 NCLEX Item Review Subcommittee

5 Rebecca Reese, LPN Idaho Cristiana Rosa, APRN, PCNS Rhode Island Rhonda Taylor, MSN, RN Washington Linda Young, RN, MS, FRE, BC South Dakota FY 2012 NCLEX Item Review Subcommittee Continued

6 Phil Dickison, PhD Chief Officer Dania Eter, MBA Associate Director, Business Operations Ada Woo, PhD Associate Director, Measurement & Testing Katherine Carlson, MSN, MHA, RN Content Associate Marijana Dragan, MS Statistician Melissa Franke Administration Manager Jennifer Gallagher Operations Manager Marie Garcia, M.Ed Project Manager Sarah Hagge, PhD Psychometrician Daniel Hydzik Operations Coordinator Chelsea Kelley Associate Lorraine Kenny, MS, RN Content Associate Bridget Martin Operations Coordinator Kathy Potvin Senior Operations Coordinator Logan West Senior Operations Coordinator Nicole Williams, MSN, RN-BC Content Manager NCSBN Examinations Staff

7 NCSBN Mission & the NCLEX Examination Committee Charge NCSBN Mission 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, and To recommend test plans to the Delegate Assembly.

8 Assessment of Member Board Review feedback Review BOD & Non-BOD NCLEX Policies & Procedures Approve PN activity statements, developed PN Practice Analysis Expert Panel & Reviewed PN Practice Analysis survey form Considered & took disposition on candidate appeals Approved sensitivity items, incident reports and DIF reports Approved the 2013 RN Test Plan for recommendation to the Delegate Assembly FY12 NEC Accomplishments

9 Adopt the proposed 2013 NCLEX-RN Test Plan Recommendation to the Delegate Assembly

10 Recommendations are based on: – 2011 RN Practice Analysis – Expert Judgment – Feedback from member boards Rationale for the 2013 NCLEX-RN® Test Plan Recommendations

11 Overall format is retained Minor edits for currency and clarification Proposed 2013 NCLEX-RN® Test Plan

12 Content Area Client Test Plan Category2010 Proposed Management of Care16-22%17-23% 2Safety and Infection Control8-14%9-15% 3Heath Promotion and Maintenance6-12% 4Psychosocial Integrity6-12% 5Basic Care and Comfort6-12% 6Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies13-19%12-18% 7Reduction of Risk Potential10-16%9-15% 8Physiological Adaptation11-17%

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. April 2013: Approved 2013 NCLEX-RN Test Plan and 2013 NCLEX-RN Passing Standard become effective.

14 Future Activities „„Complete 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 assurance processes 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.

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