Next Generation NCLEX (NGN)

According to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, a new and improved NCLEX exam is coming. The Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) exam asks better questions to help nurses think critically when providing care and make the right decisions.

Purpose: The purpose of the 9/9/2021 Summit meeting was to introduce to nursing faculty members in Maryland the resources available to assist with the transition to the NextGen NCLEX scheduled to begin in April 2023. The upcoming workshop opportunities will: 1) provide Maryland nursing faculty resources to plan, implement and evaluate their teaching and evaluation of students’ ability to make clinical judgments, 2) prepare nursing students to succeed on the NCLEX-RN exam, including NextGen questions, and 3) prepare graduates for safe and effective nursing practice.

Goal: To provide an overview of the various areas to prepare faculty and students for the transition to the NextGen NCLEX

Objectives: At the conclusion of this summit meeting, participants will be able to:
1.Determine the use of a clinical judgement model in their program.
2.Consider implications from findings from statewide and national surveys.
3.Evaluate readiness for infusion of clinical judgment into the classroom environment
4.Describe strategies to integrate clinical judgment into the clinical learning environment
5.Describe strategies to integrate clinical judgment into simulated learning
6.Outline issues for their school in testing and evaluation related to NextGen


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

A Preparatory Series for Maryland Faculty

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.
Register for Session 3.3 Online via Zoom

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.
Register for Session 3.2 Online via Zoom

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.

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, Grant Administrator, 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