The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted all students and teachers in the United States and across the world, raising numerous questions for nursing education moving forward. How do we provide sufficient clinical experiences? Will students be prepared to take the NCLEX®? Will state boards of nursing provide flexibility in how students can meet clinical requirements? Will NCLEX testing sites be available?
In this timely white paper, nursing education expert Susan Sportsman shares the latest NCLEX information from the NCSBN and state boards of nursing, discusses using simulation and virtual reality as alternate methods for clinical teaching, and offers recommendations for staying connected and informed during the COVID-19 crisis.