New Item Types Overview
The NCSBN has introduced a new format for the NCLEX® exam is now available. The Next Generation NCLEX exam includes a new case study-based format and new question types. The NGN Explainer videos offer a great overview, with visual representations of all the questions and item types! View all NGN item types.
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NGN for All
Elsevier is proud to introduce NGN for All—an initiative to get all students ready for the types of questions they’ll receive on the Next Generation NCLEX®. NGN questions will now be integrated and available in everyone’s HESI Next Generation exams where content is available. Once students complete an exam, they’ll see reporting on how they performed on these new questions. While these new items are optional and won’t impact final HESI scores, they allow you to prepare students early and put your program one step ahead towards being NGN-ready.Contact us to learn more
Phase 1: Focus on Clinical Judgment
In Fall 2021, our NGN experts encourage educators to introduce clinical judgment as the thinking process that builds on the nursing process. Explore our expertise below to prepare your students for NGN success in this first phase.
- Getting Ready for the Next-Generation NCLEX® (NGN): Transitioning from the Nursing Process to Clinical Judgment
- Thinking Not Doing: How Changes Give Opportunity to Focus on Clinical Judgment
- Using Graphic Organizers To Develop Clinical Judgment In Prelicensure Nursing Students
- Continuing Nursing Education with Next Generation NCLEX (NGN)
Discover digital solutions to get students thinking like a nurse with clinical judgment:
Phase 2: Introduction to the New NGN Items
Faculty are encouraged to continue with activities outlined in Phase 1 in more complex contexts and practice new NGN test item formats with students. Elsevier has incorporated new item types in several digital solutions:
- HESI® Compass™
- Sherpath with Elsevier Adaptive Quizzing (EAQ)
- Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN) Item Types
Learn more from our experts on navigating the new NGN item types:
Phase 3: Readiness for the NGN
In the final phase leading up to the release of the NGN, faculty should begin to gradually include case studies and NGN test item formats on course exams as graded items.