The NCLEX-PN® passing standard increase went into effect on April 1st. How will this affect you and your students as they prepare for this updated version of the test plan? Watch as our Kaplan experts discuss the new test plan as well as insights into how you can help better prepare your students.
This year, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) instituted changes to the registration and test-taking process. We reviewed the changes in November, but as the busy test-taking season will be here soon, we wanted to review those changes for you once more. For complete information please go to the NCSBN website.
Impacts to registering for the NCLEX®
1.) The following documents will no longer be released in hard-copy or … view full post »
Go behind the NCLEX-RN® passing rate decline with Barbara Irwin, MSN, RN and Executive Director of Kaplan Nursing. Watch as she digs deep into the 2013 passing standard, how it has affected students, and how you can help better prepare your students for this new test plan.
From March 2010 to May 2010, Kaplan Nursing conducted a research project to determine how nursing students study and better understand best study practices to help them be more successful in nursing school. The purpose of this White Paper, written by Dr. Susan Sanders, Vice-President of Kaplan Nursing, is to discuss the various study methods of nursing students and the implications for faculty to help students improve their study habits. Check out the full Whitepaper, … view full post »
By Jen Schmitz, RN, MSN
A few years ago in one of my NCLEX® review classes, I looked over to see a student furiously taking down notes. At our first break, I checked in with her and she asked to copy down all the class questions with the answer choices. It seems this student thought the best way for success was to memorize the Kaplan questions and answers as if they held the key to … view full post »
The increase to the NCLEX-RN® passing standard has created quite a buzz with nurse educators this year. With the inaugural drop in the pass rate during the second quarter of 2013 when the passing standard increase first went into effect, we knew we would need to see more data from subsequent quarters to note any lasting trends. To create a full picture, we also wanted to look at changes to the pass rates in 2010, … view full post »
We know it’s not news to you that since the passing standard increased in April 2013, a greater percentage of students are failing the NCLEX-RN.* What does this mean for you and your students? How can you help them master the new test plan and harder passing standard?
Barbara Irwin, MSN, RN and Executive Director of Kaplan Nursing, will discuss these crucial points and other essential details in our upcoming online event, free for nursing … view full post »
As 2013 comes to a close, the writers, editors, and consultants of “Educators in Nursing” (EIN) want to wish you a very happy holiday season full of relaxation and fun. We are continually amazed by your hard work and dedication throughout the year as you help your students find success with nursing careers, and we encourage you to use this respite to recharge so you’re renewed for the next semester.
We also want to send … view full post »
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Board of Directors (BOD) voted on Dec. 10, 2013, to raise the passing standard for the NCLEX-PN. The passing standard will be revised from the current logits* -0.27 to -0.21 logits beginning April 1, 2014.
“After consideration of all available information, the NCSBN BOD determined that safe and effective entry-level licensed practical/vocational nurse (PN/VN) practice requires a greater level of knowledge, skills, and abilities than was required … view full post »
The holiday season begins, and the team at “Educators in Nursing” would like to be among the first to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! We are so grateful to have the opportunity to work with nurses, educators and students who truly want to make a difference and help people heal both body and soul.
This year is extra special, because state boards across the country are celebrating significant anniversaries, and we’d like to … view full post »