New and improved NCLEX exam is coming, Begins April 2023
A new and improved NCLEX exam is coming. The Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) exam asks better questions to help nurses think critically when providing care and make the right decisions.
NGN is about protecting the public and achieving the best outcomes for clients, nurses and institutions.
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The NGN consists of several phases of research, which are delineated in the model below. If the evidence during any individual step indicates that potential innovations will not support the rigor and quality of the NCLEX, the project will be reexamined at all levels.
The NGN exam uses case studies like you would see in the real world to reflect the kinds of critical decisions nurses have to make in a variety of healthcare settings. It focuses on interactions between nurse and client, the client’s needs and expected outcomes.
The scoring model for NGN will extend the current scoring model. Currently, the NCLEX® items are scored as either ‘all correct’ or ‘all incorrect’. These models are referred to as dichotomous models. However, the new NGN scoring models, called polytomous models, will extend this by allowing partial scores of items with multiple points. Examples of this can be found in the following
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The new scoring methods allow for moving beyond the current scoring model that is based on candidates’ responses being scored as ‘all correct’ or ‘all incorrect’. The new polytomous scoring methods will allow for the evaluation of partial knowledge. For instance, currently the MR SATA only allows for all correct or incorrect scores. With the new polytomous models, candidates can get points for partial understanding
The new scoring methods will go into effect in April 2023 with the NGN Exam launch.
Source: Nursing World Nigeria