Maryland Nursing Workforce Center

The Maryland Nursing Workforce Center (MNWC) has three focus areas: pipeline, education and practice. The pipeline focuses on the demand of nurses in the healthcare arena and the activities around recruitment of diverse learners to provide quality nursing care. The education focuses on schools of nursing and the preparation of competent graduates. The practice area focuses on issues related to new graduate nurses and issues of safety and well being of all nurses. As part of the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers, they coordinate nursing workforce data collection, analysis and reporting in a variety of methods. They partner with state agencies like the Maryland Board of Nursing and Maryland Higher Education Commission for enrollments, graduates, new pre-licensure nurses, advanced practice registered nurses (NPs, CRNAs, CNS, and CNM) as well as geographic distribution and information available within the agencies. At the national level, states are requested to provide minimum data sets established across participating states for supply data, demand data and college education program data. The MNWC Advisory Committee membership includes nursing and non-nursing leaders that represent the three focus areas.


MNWC NextGen NCLEX
(Recordings and downloadable materials are available at this link).

A Preparatory Series for Maryland Faculty

Session 4: Yours, Mine, and Ours: Sharing Ideas for Assessing Clinical Judgment Development
presented by Kathie Lasater, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Monday, Jan. 24, 2022
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom
Register for Session 4 Online via Zoom

Session 3.3: How to Write Stand-alone Questions (Bow-tie and Trend) – 60 minutes
presented by Desiree Hensel, PhD, RN, PCNS-BC, CNE
Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021
noon - 1:30 p.m.

Session 3.2: How to Write Case Study Questions (Highlight, Drag and Drop, Drop Down, Multiple Choice, Multiple Response)
presented by Desiree Hensel, PhD, RN, PCNS-BC, CNE
Friday, Nov. 5, 2021
noon - 1:30 p.m.

Session 3: Overview of Next Generation Questions
presented by Desiree Hensel, PhD, RN, PCNS-BC, CNE
Friday, Oct. 22, 2021
noon - 1:30 p.m.

Session 1.2: How to Write a Case Study to Use to Teach, Assess, and Test Clinical Judgment Across the Curriculum
presented by Kathleen Martin, DNP, RN, CNE
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Session 1.1: Next Gen Using Clinical Judgment Across the Curriculum.
presented by Diane Billings, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
For more information, view the slides from the 10/11/2021 Maryland Nursing Workforce Centers NextGen NCLEX Workshop.

Mark your calendar for these free, informative sessions to learn about NCLEX program updates and resources available to nursing faculty. The workshops are offered at no cost through funding by the Nurse Support Program II (NSP II 20-125), which is funded by the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission and administered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

Click here for the topical outline for NG NCLEX workshops.
For more information, view the presenter videos and PPTs from the Maryland Nursing Workforce Center's NextGen NCLEX Workshops.


A Preparatory Series for Maryland Faculty Session 1.1: Next Gen Using Clinical Judgment Across the Curriculum.
presented by Diane Billings, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
For more information, view the slides from the 10/11/2021 Maryland Nursing Workforce Centers NextGen NCLEX Workshop.

NextGen NCLEX-RN Summit. For more information, view the slides from the 9/9/21 Maryland Nursing Workforce Center's NextGen NCLEX Summit.

Advisory Committee and Presenters

*Special thanks to the Advisory Committee for planning and presenting at this conference.

•Raquel B. Bertiz, PhD, RN, Montgomery College Simulation Resource Center (MCSRC), Nursing Department, Montgomery College
•*Diane M. Billings, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, Chancellor’s Professor Emerita, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis
•*Susan L. Bindon, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CNE, CNE-cl, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Development, University of Maryland School of Nursing
•* Rita F. D’Aoust, PhD, ANP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
•*Peg E. Daw, DNP, RN-BC, CNE, Nurse Support Program II, Outreach and Grants Management, Maryland Higher Education Commission
•*Kimberly K. Ford, Assistant Grant Administrator, Nurse Support Program II, Outreach and Grants Management, Maryland Higher Education Commission
•*Jacqueline J. Hill, PhD, RN, CNE, Chair and Professor, Department of Nursing, Bowie State University
•Lisa Gonzalez, MSN, RN, CNE, CCRN-k, Professor of Nursing, College of Southern Maryland
•*Krysia W. Hudson, DNP, RN, BC, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
•Mary Ann Jessee, PhD, RN, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Academics, Generalist Nursing Practice, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
•Kathie Lasater, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, Professor Emerita, OHSU School of Nursing, Visiting Professor, Edinburgh Napier University
•*Kathleen (Kathy) M. Martin, DNP, RN, CNE, Assistant Professor and NCLEX Success Faculty, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Institute for Educators
•Janet Monagle, PhD, RN, CNE, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, MGH Institute of Health Professions
•Jasline Moreno, MSN, RN, CHSE, Lead Faculty, MCSRC, Nursing Department, Montgomery College
•Ann Nielsen, PhD, RN, Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing, OHSU School of Nursing
•*Denyce Watties-Daniels, DNP, RN, OLC-C, Associate Professor, Coordinator, Simulation and Learning Resource Centers and Assessment and Remediation Coordinator, Coppin State University, College of Health Professions
•*Rebecca Wiseman, PhD, RN, Associate Professor and Chair, UMSON@USG, Director, Maryland Nursing Workforce Center, University of Maryland School of Nursing
•*Heather V. Westerfield, DNP, RN, CNE, CMSRN, Professor and Director, Chesapeake College/MGW Nursing Program