Webinars

Recorded Webinars Presented by NCSBN Staff and Members

  • NCLEX Examinations Webinar Series: 2017 NCLEX-PN Test Plan Overview

    To ensure public protection, each jurisdiction requires candidates for practical nurse licensure to meet set requirements that include passing an examination that measures the competencies needed to perform safely and effectively as a newly licensed, entry-level practical nurse. NCSBN develops a licensure examination, the NCLEX-PN, which is used by jurisdictions to assist in making licensure decisions. Triennially, NCSBN conducts the NCLEX-PN Practice Analysis to analyze entry-level PN practice. Using the data collected from the practice analysis, NCSBN develops the NCLEX Test Plan which guides the selection of content and behaviors to be tested during NCLEX administration. In April 2017, the new 2017 NCLEX-PN Test Plan will become effective. This webinar will provide an overview of the 2017 NCLEX-PN Test Plan, including new information effective with the test plan revision.

    2017 | Recorded Webinar

  • NCLEX Examinations Webinar Series: 2016 NCLEX Test Plan Overview

    To ensure public protection, each jurisdiction requires candidates for registered nurse licensure to meet set requirements that include passing an examination that measures the competencies needed to perform safely and effectively as a newly licensed, entry-level registered nurse. NCSBN develops a licensure examination, the NCLEX-RN, which is used by jurisdictions to assist in making licensure decisions. Triennially, NCSBN conducts the NCLEX-RN Practice Analysis to analyze entry-level RN practice. Using the data collected from the practice analysis, NCSBN develops the NCLEX Test Plan which guides the selection of content and behaviors to be tested during NCLEX administration. In April 2016, the new 2016 NCLEX-RN Test Plan will become effective. This webinar will provide an overview of the 2016 NCLEX-RN Test Plan, including new information effective with the test plan revision. 

    2015 | Recorded Webinar

  • Compact State Nurse Licensure: An Overview

    Brief overview of the Nurse Licensure Compact

    2014 | Recorded Webinar

  • NCLEX Examinations Webinar Series: NCLEX Item Writing and Item Review

    The Item Writing and Item review Webinar will provide an overview of the Item development process. It explains the processes of item writing and item review used to ensure the validity, reliability and legal defensibility of the NCLEX exam. The session will also discuss and provide a direct link to valuable NCLEX resources, along with a connection to the next segment in the series.

    This webinar is part of the 2013 NCLEX Examinations Webinar Series. This series includes the following webinars:

    • NCLEX Test Plan
    • Scope of Practice, Practice Analysis and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • NCLEX Item Writing and Item Review
    • NCLEX Sensitivity and Differential Item Functioning Review   

    2013 | Recorded Webinar

  • Maximum-Length Exam Rule

    When your ability is very close to the passing standard, the computer continues to give you items until the maximum number of items is reached. At this point, the computer disregards the 95% confidence rule and decides whether you pass or fail by your final ability estimate.

    • If your final ability estimate is above the passing standard, you pass. 
    • If your final ability is at or below the passing standard, you fail.

     

    2013 | Recorded Webinar

  • NCLEX Exam - 95% Confidence Interval Rule

    This rule is the most common for NCLEX candidates. The computer will stop giving items when it is 95% certain that your ability is clearly above or clearly below the passing standard.

    2013 | Recorded Webinar

  • Compact State Licensure: An Overview

    This webinar will provide an overview of the Nurse Licensure Compact and will focus on licensing.  

    2013 | Recorded Webinar

  • NCLEX Item Selection

    2013 | Recorded Webinar

  • NCLEX Examinations Webinar Series: NCLEX Sensitivity and Differential Item Functioning Review

    The Dif and sensitivity Webinar will cover the Differential Item functioning (DIF) and Sensitivity Item Review processes. The webinar will describe the purpose of the processes and the procedures involved with reviewing items for DIF and Sensitivity issues. The session will also discuss and provide a direct link to valuable NCLEX resources, along with a connection to the next segment in the series.

    This webinar is part of the 2013 NCLEX Examinations Webinar Series. This series includes the following webinars:

    • NCLEX Test Plan 
    • Scope of Practice, Practice Analysis and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 
    • NCLEX Item Writing and Item Review 
    • NCLEX Sensitivity and Differential Item Functioning Review

    2013 | Recorded Webinar

  • Run-out-of-time (R.O.O.T.) Rule

    When you run out of time before reaching the maximum amount of items, the computer has not been able to decide whether you passed or failed with 95% certainty and has to use an alternate rule.

    • If you have not answered the minimum amount of items, you fail. 
    • If you have at least answered the minimum amount of items, the computer reviews your last 60 ability estimates:
      • If your last 60 ability estimates were above the passing standard, you pass. 
      • If your ability dropped below the passing standard, even once, during your last 60 items, you fail. 

    This does not mean you must answer the last 60 items correctly. Each ability estimate is based on all the previous items that you have answered.

    2013 | Recorded Webinar

  • NCLEX Webinar Series: Scope of Practice, Practice Analysis and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    The Scope of Practice, NCLEX Practice Analysis and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities webinar will cover the beginning principles in the development of the NCLEX examination which is used by nursing regulatory bodies to make primary nursing licensure decisions. The session will also discuss and provide a direct link to valuable NCLEX resources, along with a connection to the next segment in the series.

    This webinar is part of the 2013 NCLEX Examinations Webinar Series.

    This series includes the following webinars:

    • NCLEX Test Plan
    • Scope of Practice, Practice Analysis and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • NCLEX Item Writing and Item Review
    • NCLEX Sensitivity and Differential Item Functioning Review   

    2013 | Recorded Webinar

  • The Future of Nursing Education Program Approval Webinar

    Why all the buzz about NCSBN’s World Café meeting?

    In December of 2011, the NCSBN Nursing Education Committee hosted a World Café meeting as part of their work to make recommendations for the future of nursing program approval. This innovative meeting brought together regulators, educators and accreditors to shape the future of nursing education. The Webinar features the results of the World Café discussions and illustrates what contributed to its success. Next steps for BONs in moving forward with nursing program approval initiatives are discussed, highlighting our new online toolkit that provides BONs with resources and support for requiring national nursing accreditation.

    This engaging program will provide BONs with an overview of:

    • the concepts and themes from the World Cafe™ Education Meeting;
    • tips on hosting a successful World Cafe™; and
    • NCSBN tools to support BONs with nursing education approval

    Presenter: Nancy Spector, PhD, RN Director, Regulatory Innovations

    2012 | Recorded Webinar

  • A Review of the Components and Best Practices in Using Electronic Health Records

    The use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) has grown over the past few years and is now seen as an essential part of primary and acute patient care and case management. Boards of Nursing retain responsibility for public safety and need to be aware of current practices, policies and patient safety enhancements with the use of EHRs.

    This engaging program will provide Boards of Nursing with:

    • A general understanding of information contained within the EHR,
    • A discussion of the policy implications and patient safety enhancements with the implementation of an EHR and
    • A live demonstration navigating the EHR

    Presenter: Thomas Andrews, RN-BC,MS Director, Acute Care Informatics Presence Health

    For the best viewing experience, view video in full screen.

    2012 | Recorded Webinar

  • NCLEX-RN Webinar for Canadian Nursing Educators

    This NCLEX-RN Webinar for Canadian Nursing Educators provides an overview of the role of regulatory examinations, why the NCLEX was selected for Canadian RN entry to practice, an introduction to the elements of computerized adaptive testing and NCLEX development, as well as information on how students and educators can prepare for the NCLEX in 2015.

    The objectives of this webinar are:

    • Introduce regulatory background of licensure examinations
    • Provide an overview of the NCLEX development process
    • Identify linkage between entry-level nursing practice analysis and NCLEX test plan
    • Illustrate concepts of computerized adaptive testing as they relate to the NCLEX
    • Highlight NCLEX information available on the NCSBN Website
    • Identify NCLEX development opportunities for Canadian nursing experts

     

    2012 | Recorded Webinar

Members Only: Recorded Webinars Presented by NCSBN Staff and Members

  • NCLEX Examinations Webinar Series: Testing Accommodations

    Overview of the accommodations process which will detail the online process, provide insight into NCSBN’s review, and highlight frequently asked questions.

    2018 | Recorded Webinar

  • NCLEX Examinations Webinar Series: Exam Volunteer Opportunities

    Learn about the logistics of item writing and review panels including various volunteer opportunities that you can pass along to potential volunteers. Topics include the application process, selection criteria, and an overview of what it is like to be a participant on a panel. 

    2018 | Recorded Webinar

  • NCLEX Examinations Webinar Series: NCLEX Operations Security

    The NCLEX is administered under strict supervision and security measures as a part of NCSBN’s mission to promote patient safety and public protection. This webinar will take a behind-the-scenes look at the security measures in place at the testing centers, case reporting via our new platform Service Direct and the Results Cancellation Process. At the end of this webinar, board of nursing and regulatory body participants will be able to better understand candidate cases as well as their role in the Results Cancellation Process. 

    2017 | Recorded Webinar

  • NCLEX Examinations Webinar Series: NCLEX Educational Program Codes

    This webinar will educate participants on the basic principles of program code maintenance, provide information on the program code resources available to BONs/RBs and clarify common program code questions.

    2017 | Recorded Webinar

  • NCLEX Examinations Webinar Series: Correcting Program Codes on a Candidate Level

    This webinar will provide information on how the candidate level change is processed. In addition, participants will be able to fill out the Candidate Level Change Request form and verify the change.

    2017 | Recorded Webinar

  • Achieving Good Results with Your Surveys

    This Webinar provides NCSBN member’s advice on developing effective surveys. Participants will learn how to select the correct type of question in order to gather the information they want, learn how to avoid common mistakes in designing surveys and learn helpful tips for making their surveys more informative.

    2016 | Recorded Webinar

  • CORE Webinar

    This Webinar gives an overview of NCSBN’s Commitment to Ongoing Regulatory Excellence (CORE) program. CORE allows state Boards of Nursing to monitor, analyze and report comparative performance information.

    2016 | Recorded Webinar

  • NCLEX Re-entry and Score Transfer Processes

    This is a two-part webinar: the re-entry of previously passing candidates and the NCLEX score transfer process for non-licensed candidates. Both of these processes require communication between the boards of nursing and regulatory bodies, Pearson VUE and NCSBN. This session should help answer questions that BONs/RBs may have in regards to re-entry candidates and the NCLEX score transfer process.

    2016 | Recorded Webinar

  • NCLEX Examinations Webinar Series: Fundamentals of Item Writing

    This webinar discusses the principles of item writing with a focus on writing NCLEX-style items.

    2016 | Recorded Webinar

  • NCLEX Examinations Webinar Series: Standard Setting

    Standard setting is a process used to determine a cut point on an ability continuum. Examinees scoring above the cut point are considered competent and able to practice safely and effectively. The NCSBN Board of Directors re-evaluates the passing standard every three years or when the test plan changes. This webinar provides a brief description of how the standard setting method (Modified Angoff) used by NCSBN works and information on how NCLEX standard setting is conducted using a small test example.

    2016 | Recorded Webinar

  • NCLEX FAQs

    Nursing regulators, nursing educators and candidates remain actively engaged in the NCLEX. As such, we receive a number of questions about the NCLEX on topics ranging from examination development principles and sample content, to exam administration and using computerized adaptive testing, or CAT. We have compiled these questions and answers, and invite you to join us as we uncover the NCLEX FAQs

    2016 | Recorded Webinar

  • Practice Analysis: Uses in Testing Industry and Legal Defensibility

    This webinar offers insight into the practice analysis and test plan development process used to create the NCLEX. The information discussed in this webinar can be used to assist the BON/RBs with further understanding test content and purpose.

    2015 | Recorded Webinar

  • NCLEX Examinations Webinar Series: Education Program Pass Rate Report in Pearson VUE’s BI Platform

    This webinar introduces a new, dynamic report (Education Program Pass Rate) that will be launched in January 2016 through Pearson VUE’S Business Intelligence platform. Here, our psychometric staff reviews existing reports and demonstrates how this new report will provide a better and easier way to get the information you need. After this webinar, you will be able to run the Education Program Pass Rate report for students who were educated in your jurisdiction and licensed in all jurisdictions—both first timers and repeaters. This report includes both an education program summary and individual student information.

    2015 | Recorded Webinar

  • NCLEX Examinations: ADA Webinar

    Join the NCSBN Exams ADA Team to learn more information about the details of the ADA process. 

    2014 | Recorded Webinar

  • NCLEX Program Code Enhancement

    In order to support the expansion of new nursing programs within existing jurisdictions as well as to accommodate the expansion of the NCLEX in Canada, NCSBN is lengthening the NCLEX Educational Program Codes from 5 to 10 characters. This webinar explains the change to the Program Codes and provides key dates. Member boards can use this information to communicate the change to the program codes to the programs within their jurisdiction. 

    2014 | Recorded Webinar

  • NCLEX Examinations Webinar Series: DIY Reports Using Candidate Roster Data

    This webinar demonstrates how to run a data query in Pearson VUE’s Business Intelligence (BI) platform and download the data for further analysis using Microsoft Excel’s pivot table function. After this webinar, you will be able to use this function to make customized reports specific to your operational needs.

    2014 | Recorded Webinar

  • NCLEX Quarterly Reports Webinar

    This NCLEX Webinar for Member Boards provides an overview of the NCLEX quarterly reports and education program summary, including a demonstration of the differences between reports, methods of report comparison and how to use the dynamic reports to fit specific needs.

    Visit the Quarterly Reports page for more information on the review process.

    For the best viewing experience, view video in full screen.  

    2013 | Recorded Webinar

  • NCLEX Quarterly Reports FAQs

    This NCLEX Webinar for Member Boards provides an overview of the NCLEX quarterly reports and education program summary, including a demonstration of the differences between reports, methods of report comparison and how to use the dynamic reports to fit specific needs.

    The objectives of this webinar cover the following:

    • Accessing the Reporting Module and Reports
    • Quarterly Reports
    • Education Program Summary
    • Quarterly Report Review Process

    Visit the Quarterly Reports page for more information on the review process. 

    For the best viewing experience, view video in full screen.  

    2013 | Recorded Webinar

NCLEX Recorded Webinars Translated in French

  • Série de webinaires sur l’examen NCLEX: Rédaction et révision de questions du NCLEX

    Le webinaire Rédaction et révision de questions du NCLEX donne un aperçu du processus d’élaboration des questions. Il explique les processus qui sont appliqués à la rédaction et à la révision des questions pour obtenir un examen NCLEX valide, fiable et défendable sur le plan juridique. La séance présente également des ressources très utiles sur le NCLEX et des liens directs vers ces ressources, de même qu’un lien vers le segment suivant de la série.

    2013 | Recorded Webinar

  • Série de webinaires sur l’examen NCLEX: Plan d’examen du NCLEX

    Le webinaire Plan d’examen du NCLEX donne un aperçu du plan de l’examen NCLEX et de son contenu, en explique les différentes versions et montre l’utilité du document et comment l’utiliser. La séance présente également des ressources très utiles sur le NCLEX et des liens directs vers ces ressources, de même qu’un lien vers le segment suivant de la série.

    2013 | Recorded Webinar

  • Série de webinaires sur l’examen NCLEX: Champ d’exercice, analyse de la pratique, et connaissances, compétences et habiletés

    Le webinaire Champ d’exercice, analyse de la pratique, et connaissances, compétences et habiletés porte sur les principes fondateurs de l’élaboration du NCLEX, l’examen sur lequel s’appuient les organismes de réglementation de la profession infirmière pour prendre des décisions relativement à l’attribution de l’autorisation d’exercer. La séance présente également des ressources très utiles sur le NCLEX et des liens directs vers ces ressources, de même qu’un lien vers le segment suivant de la série.

    Ce webinaire fait partie de la série de webinaires de 2013 sur les examens NCLEX.

    La série comporte les webinaires suivants:

    1. Plan de l’examen NCLEX
    2. Champ d’exercice, analyse de la pratique, et connaissances, compétences et habiletés
    3. Rédaction et révision des questions du NCLEX
    4. Analyse de la sensibilité et analyse des biais de mesure différentiels du NCLEX

    2013 | Recorded Webinar

  • Série de webinaires sur l’examen NCLEX: Analyse de la sensibilité et analyse des biais de mesure différentiels du NCLEX

    Le webinaire Analyse de la sensibilité et des DIF porte sur les processus d’analyse des biais de mesure différentiels et de révision des questions. Le webinaire décrit l’objectif des processus et procédures appliqués à la révision des questions pour résoudre les aspects liés à la sensibilité et aux DIF. La séance présente également des ressources très utiles sur le NCLEX et des liens directs vers ces ressources, de même qu’un lien vers le segment suivant de la série.

    2013 | Recorded Webinar

  • Le NCLEX-RN pour les enseignantes en sciences infirmières

    Le Conseil canadien des organismes de réglementation de la profession infirmière (CCORPI) et le National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) ont le plaisir d’annoncer le webinaire sur l’examen NCLEX. Ce webinaire donnera un aperçu du rôle des examens de réglementation et des raisons qui ont motivé le choix du NCLEX pour l’examen d’admission à la profession infirmière au Canada, présentera les éléments d’un examen adaptatif informatisé et expliquera l’élaboration du NCLEX. Le webinaire fournira aussi de l’information sur la façon dont les étudiantes et les enseignantes peuvent se préparer à l’examen NCLEX prévu pour 2015.

    2012 | Recorded Webinar