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National League for Nursing Enhances Testing Services with State-of-the-Art Software System for Improved Delivery and Analytics


Newly Developed and Revised Exams Available This Spring

Washington, DC – March 20, 2015 – The National League for Nursing, and its Center for Assessment and Evaluation, has announced its partnership with Questionmark®, a supplier of technologies that enable institutions, organizations, and corporations to accurately and securely measure knowledge, skills, and attitudes to promote successful learning.

Utilizing Questionmark’s state-of-the-art software and a custom-built portal, NLN Testing Services will offer improved delivery of the seventy-five to one hundred thousand exams in multiple languages it distributes worldwide every year. The first products to be released – newly developed and revised end-of-program exams in English and French, the Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam (NACE), and the Spanish Achievement Exams used by schools of nursing in Puerto Rico– will be available to customers in April.

Moreover, with this advanced software system comes a leap forward in analytics, providing comprehensive, reliable, and valid data in time sensitive reports to better aid testing professionals, scholars, schools of nursing, allied health care organizations, and other stakeholders in nursing education.

 “The transition to Questionmark will mean nothing short of a transformation for NLN Testing Services, another reflection of the League’s commitment to transformative excellence,” said NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN. “This turnkey solution covers everything from item banking and test development to inventory control, test delivery, and analytics for nursing education, supporting a key NLN goal to promote lifelong learning and educational advancement.”

Added Marsha Howell Adams, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF, president of the NLN and dean and professor of the College of Nursing at the University of Alabama in Huntsville: “Partnered with Questionmark, the NLN anticipates being able to expand our products and services as we continue to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the health of our nation and the global community.”

For a demonstration of the NLN’s new testing system, please call customer service at 800-732-8656 or email


 Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its more than 40,000 individual and more than 1,200 institutional members, comprising nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations.