Next Gen NCLEX® test items will include 6-question case studies and stand-alone items the measure the students’ ability to apply the CJMM. Students must be exposed to this item style with repetitive practice and assignments before being tested in this format. Here are some samples that show how the items vary from the current NCLEX® style.
Next Gen test item development takes time, practice, and creativity. Consider using a template to organize your thoughts as you build an NGN case. Have campus “NGN writing” workshops, or team up with a colleague and commit to co-writing a case a month. Policy development and scoring guidelines are critical in providing a fair student exam. Consider how to meet these programmatic changes, so there is fairness and consistency.