Using ExamSoft to Evaluate NCLEX Test Plan Success

April 20, 2018

Using ExamSoft to Evaluate NCLEX Test Plan Success

Recently, Teresa Darnall, Assistant Dean of the May School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Lees-McRae College, discussed the utilizing ExamSoft's categories to ensure your students are prepared for the NCLEX.

The key takeaways from the presentation include:

  1. Using the ExamSoft categories, our nursing school is driving faculty accountability to test on what is taught in the classroom, clinical, and simulation.

  2. By assigning each test question a Program Outcome and NCLEX Test Plan category, the evaluator has a wealth of data to determine if the desired outcomes were achieved.

  3. At a course level, it is easy to identify what content areas students did not do well so that teaching-learning strategies, student resources, and time spent on content can be evaluated for efficacy.

  4. At a program level, data can be examined across all courses to determine what NCLEX Test Plan categories are not receiving the appropriate attention in course content, where category results are not achieving desired outcomes, and if there are scaffolding issues that require correction.

Undergraduate nursing educators utilize a variety of tools to evaluate achievement of student competencies in the NCLEX Test Plan categories. In this webinar, Dr. Darnall will review the quality improvement method developed in her school of nursing to drive faculty accountability in testing the course content, evaluation of data from course examinations, and how to utilize this data in quality improvement activities.

“Utilizing ExamSoft and this methodology has given us a huge amount of data analysis for us to be able to deep drive to figure out where we can improve."

To view a PDF copy of the presentation, please click here

 

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