| Washington, DC — An abrupt transition to online learning has led to a lengthier wait for pre-licensure nursing students to sit for NCLEX exams. In response, the National League for Nursing has ramped up its NCLEX readiness review capabilities, offering a day-long Zoom review session with professional facilitators and an expanded arsenal of test prep tools students may access directly. Additional changes to NLN Testing Services promise to significantly improve the testing experience for administrators, proctors, and licensure candidates alike during this challenging time.
“The current reality of how many of us are managing our educational programs demands a special approach for effective test preparation so that students may participate in secure, reliable examinations,” said NLN President Patricia S. Yoder-Wise, RN, EdD, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAONL, FAAN, Professor and Dean Emerita at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and president of The Wise Group. “Faculty and administrators can rely on the expertise of NLN Testing Services to provide high quality in new ways.”
NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, said, “Generations of nurses have prepared for successful careers by using National League for Nursing exams and training. Our team of professionals includes a curriculum and testing specialist, relationship managers and school specialists who are all committed to providing quality services and products. The world depends on nurses as trusted frontline health care providers, now more than ever, so it is vital that our testing services reflect the highest standards and practices and are universally accessible.”
One key change is to allow students to directly purchase products and services previously only available to institutional clients. With campuses not yet open, students can continue their NCLEX preparation and refresh testing strategies from home. Students may self-register for a new seven-hour NCLEX Readiness Live Review on Zoom with an NLN Nurse Educator Facilitator who will cover the latest information from NCSBN, review the test blueprint, discuss strategies to be successful on the exam, and help students create an ongoing study plan while awaiting their NCLEX test date.
Included with registration are access to the NLN Practice End of Program Exam; NLN Practice Comprehensive Nursing Exam; and six-month access to NLN NCLEX Electronic Flashcards, which include practice NCLEX test items. The package, a $220 value, is offered at a significant student discount.
The NLN Testing Services Examination Portal has retooled to improve security, scheduling, analytics, accounting, registration, test administration, and more. For example, institutional administrators will enjoy new features that facilitate scheduling of day-long testing events and proctor assignments; a new inventory system for tracking exam credits; and new score reporting layouts and analytics.
New roles have also been created for proctors and exam candidates. Students will find a more user-friendly interface to register for practice tests and exams and to access their test score reports. With enhanced security features, proctors will be better able to handle student check-in and authentication and securely administer exams offered both in-person and remotely.
For more information about NLN Testing Services, including a catalogue of testing products, visit NLN.org/Testing-Services.