Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) Resources

Next Generation NCLEX News

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

  • NGN News - Winter 2019

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

    Newsletter topics:

    • The NCSBN Clinical Judgment Model
    • The Layers of the Clinical Judgment Model
    • NGN Talks

    2019 | Publication

  • NGN News - Fall 2018

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

    Newsletter topics:

    • Why include clinical judgment on the Next Generation NCLEX?
    • Can you develop items measuring clinical judgment?
    • Do the Next Generation NCLEX items reflect clinical judgment skill?
    • Is the Next Generation NCLEX exam reliable?
    • Do only my nursing knowledge, skills and abilities contribute to my score and nothing else?

    2018 | Publication

  • 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

  • NGN 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

NGN Presentations and Talks

These presentations provide information about various pieces of the Next Generation NCLEX project.

  • NGN Talks: Usability Studies

    Item development and workshop processes are key to NCSBN’s Next Generation project. The latest NGN Talk explains the collaborative effort to imagine, develop, review and study items to ensure that the Next Generation NCLEX effectively measures critical thinking and decision-making.

    2019 | Video

  • NGN Talks: A Look at the Strategic Practice Analysis & Special Research Section

    This NGN Talk looks at the Strategic Practice Analysis that helped validate the knowledge, skills and abilities required of entry-level RNs, as well as the Special Research Section that has been added to some NCLEX-RN candidate’s exams.

    2019 | Video

  • NGN Talks: An Overview

    This presentation provides information about various pieces of the Next Generation NCLEX project.

    2018 | Video

  • NCLEX Examinations Webinar Series: Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) Project

    An overview of the Next Generation NCLEX project (NGN). Topics covered include:

    • The Clinical Judgment Model;
    • Item Prototype Development; and
    • Frequently Asked Questions related to the project.

    2018 | Recorded Webinar

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

  • 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

  • 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