Guide future nurses in developing sound clinical judgment to change the course of healthcare outcomes.
New! Preparing for the NGN Faculty Resource Guide
Learn the essentials to fully prepare you and your program for the recent changes from NGN leaders Donna Ignatavicius and Linda Silvestri, including an analysis of the NGN and the greater emphasis on clinical judgment, steps to integrate NGN into your classroom, and resources to support NGN integration.Download the guide today
Need to Know NCLEX Changes
Information and Tools for the Next Generation NCLEX
NCSBN’s Director of Outreach Jason Schwartz answers questions on what the new test format will look like and faculty will learn how Elsevier is taking steps to integrate NGN content into its material and test questions.
Frequently Asked Questions for the Next Generation NCLEX
In this Q&A, Elsevier NGN experts Donna Ignatavicius and Linda Silvestri answer common faculty questions regarding the Next Generation NCLEX.
Updates on the NGN: What You Should Know
Read the key takeaways on updates to the NGN and advice from experts, including NCSBN’s Chief Operating Officer Phil Dickison, as shared during our webinar, Preparing for NGN: Preparing Practice-Ready Nurses.
NGN Test Item Writing
Higher-Cognitive-Level Test Questions: A Starting Point for Creating NGN Test Items
NGN expert Linda Silvestri discusses the NCSBN Clinical Judgment Measurement Model and Action Model and offers valuable strategies for creating higher-cognitive-level item types that measure clinical judgment to prepare students for NGN.
Writing Effective NGN Item Types
Join Donna Spivey as she explains the logic behind the NCSBN Clinical Judgment Measurement Model (NCJMM) and demonstrates best practices for writing new NGN item types in this interactive and informative session.
How to Approach NGN Item Writing
Nursing education expert Carolyn Kerns provides a step-by-step approach to writing an NGN item type using questions available in Sherpath.
Response Strategies for Next-Generation NCLEX® Item Types
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has spent over a decade researching new ways to measure nursing clinical judgment. This has led to the addition of unfolding case studies, new item types, and new partial-credit scoring on the Next-Generation NCLEX (NGN) exam.
NGN In The Classroom
Podcast: The Challenging Landscape of Nursing Education: NGN, Competency-based Education, and Student Intervention
Donna Ignatavicius, “Iggy”, examines the latest changes to NGN and explains the why behind the need for such changes.
Using Graphic Organizers To Develop Clinical Judgment In PN Students
NGN experts Donna Ignatavicius and Linda Silvestri share how three prominent graphic organizers can help nursing students engage their knowledge and develop clinical judgment.
Preparing for the NGN: Practical Tips for Student Success on NGN
NGN experts Donna Ignatavicius and Linda Silvestri review which cognitive skills each item type measures and ways students can approach thinking about these item types with a focus on Recognize and Analyze Cues.
Preparing for the Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN): A Systematic Approach
NGN experts Donna Ignatavicius and Linda Silvestri outline a three-phased rollout plan for RN and PN programs to be fully prepared for the changes in the NGN.
Focus on Clinical Judgment
How to Shift from the Nursing Process to Clinical Judgment in Nursing
NGN experts Donna Ignatavicius and Linda Silvestri share how to transition from the nursing process to clinical judgment.
Measuring Clinical Judgment with Simulations
Nursing education experts Cheryl Wilson, Hollie Moots, and Mardie Timken share their advice on how simulation tools can help faculty track their students understanding of clinical judgment.
Thinking Not Doing: How Changes Give Opportunity to Focus on Clinical Judgment
Nurse education expert Tammy Pleasant shares how tools like HESI Case Studies, SimChart, and SLS can help faculty create meaningful activities to build clinical judgment.
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Meet Our Experts
Donna D. Ignatavicius
“We have to start talking about clinical judgment and its relationship to the nursing process–that it’s not something totally foreign or different. It’s really an expansion of the nursing process.”
“The NGN is really important for health care overall because we need nurses who are able to make quick and sound clinical judgments when such situations arise in the clinical area or elsewhere.”
Impact Future Outcomes
NCSBN Educator Resources
The Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) exam asks better questions to help ensure candidates are able to think critically and make sound patient care decisions. NGN is about protecting the public and achieving the best outcomes for clients, nurses, and institutions. Check out these resources from the NCSBN to learn more about their approach to creating the NGN.
- NCLEX Examination Webinar Series: Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) Project
- Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) Educator Webinar
- NCSBN’s NGN FAQS for Educators
- NCSBN Clinical Judgment Measurement Model (NCJMM)
- NGN Talks & Presentations