Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) Resources

Next Generation NCLEX News

Next Generation NCLEX Quarterly provides up-to-date information about the project.

  • NGN News - Summer 2018

    Published quarterly, this newsletter provides the latest information about the work to assess potential changes to the NCLEX Examinations.

    The topic of this issue is:

    • Item Development for the Next Generation (NGN)

    2018 | Publication

  • NGN News - Spring 2018

    Published quarterly, this newsletter provides the latest information about the work to assess potential changes to the NCLEX Examinations.

    The topic of this issue is: 

    • The Next Generation NCLEX Usability Studies

    2018 | Publication

  • NGN News - Winter 2018

    Published quarterly, this newsletter provides the latest information about the work to assess potential changes to the NCLEX Examinations.
     
    Topics in this issue include:
    • Summary of the Strategic Practice Analysis
    • Item Type Data Collection Preliminary Analysis from Special Research Section
    • NGN Project Web Pages Now Available

    2018 | Publication

  • Next Generation NCLEX News - Fall 2017

    Published quarterly, this newsletter provides the latest information about the work to assess potential changes to the NCLEX Examinations.

    Topics in this issue include:

    • What is the Next Generation NCLEX?
    • High-level NGN Overview
    • Communications About the NGN Project  

    2017 | Publication

Additional Resources

  • Strategic Practice Analysis

    NCSBN is focused on establishing the validity and legal defensibility of the NCLEX-RN by ensuring it is comprehensive and that it aligns with the requirements of the nursing profession as it is currently practiced. To keep pace with the changing requirements of the job, NCSBN partnered with a research firm to conduct two studies as part of strategic job analyses of the RN job from 2012 through 2014. The Strategic Practice Analysis is the summary of their findings.

    2018 | Research Item

  • Assessing Higher-Order Cognitive Constructs by Using an Information-Processing Framework

    Published in the Journal of Applied Testing Technology. Designing a theory-based assessment with sound psychometric qualities to measure a higher-order cognitive construct is a highly desired yet challenging task for many practitioners. This paper proposes a framework for designing a theory based assessment to measure a higher-order cognitive construct.

    2016 | Publication

  • Nursing Clinical Decision-Making: A Literature Review

    The aim of this paper is to review the factors that contribute to clinical judgment and decision-making of novice nurses.

    2017 | Publication