Q1 2014 NCLEX Pass Rates are Out: The Results Are…

It’s official! The NCSBN has released data on the national passing rates for a full year after the April 1, 2013, NCLEX-RN passing standard increase. NCLEX pass rate results are always widely anticipated by nurse educators across the country, but given the larger-than-expected drop immediately following the most recent passing standard increase, there’s a little more anticipation than normal. This is why I’m pleased to say that the January 1-March 31, 2014, national results improved … view full post »

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Save the Date: Kaplan’s National CE Conference for Educators

Join Kaplan Nursing at our first annual CE conference in Phoenix and discuss topics crucial to nursing education with experts in the field.

Dr. Marianne R. Jeffreys, EdD, RN and Nursing Professor at The City University of New York will discuss how to optimize outcomes for nursing student retention and success. Continuing education credits will be awarded for participating faculty!

Attendance is FREE for faculty!  See below for event details:

Date: Tuesday, September 16th, 2014… view full post »

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Happy National Nurses Week!

Happy National Nurses Week! What a wonderful chance for us at Kaplan Nursing to thank you for all you do to advance nursing education and practice.   And what a year this has been for nursing education and for nursing students getting ready to join the ranks of RNs and LP/VNs!

National Nurses WeekJust over a month ago on April 1st, we observed two significant occurrences. Not only was it the day when the NCLEX-PN® saw … view full post »

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Brand new online CE event from Kaplan!

Join us as Maria Flores-Harris, MSN, RN and Faculty Consultant at Kaplan Nursing discusses reasons students engage in academic misconduct and how to create a culture of academic integrity among your students. Continuing education credits will be awarded for attending faculty.*

Event name: Academic Integrity

Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Time: 7pm-8:30 pm ET

Location: This event will take place in our Classroom Anywhere™ environment, so you can attend from any computer where you have … view full post »

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New Webinar from Kaplan: NCLEX-PN® Passing Standard Changes

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.

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NCLEX® Season is Here! Remember the Changes to the Registration Process

Students in Computer LabThis 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 »

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Go behind the NCLEX-RN® passing rate decline with Kaplan

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.

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How Nursing Students Study: A Kaplan White Paper

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 »

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Teaching the Cues: When Facts are Forgotten

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 »

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The 2013 Third and Fourth Quarter NCLEX-RN® Results are in….

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 »

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