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Test Development and Item Writing Course Syllabus
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Online, self-paced CE course
CE Credit: 17.5 Contact Hours
Subscription Length: 6 weeks
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Audience: Test Development and Item Writing is designed for nursing educators who need to learn the basics or refresh their knowledge of test construction and item writing.
As a nursing faculty member, developing fair examinations that objectively measure student competence and improve student problem-solving ability can be challenging.
In this self-paced course for nursing instructors, you'll learn how to write, review and revise multiple-choice items using the "NCLEX-style."
Are you in a position of leadership in your school? If you are currently training new faculty due to shortages of nursing faculty and nurses, this course can help! These materials can supplement your existing nursing instructor guides and will assist your faculty to confidently navigate the examination process. You will receive six weeks of unlimited, 24-hour access to the course and receive 17.5 contact hours for only $90!
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In Test Development, you’ll learn a step-by-step process for test development and writing multiple-choice items. Build on your existing skills by learning to develop alternate item types, such as multiple response, true-false, and questions incorporating computer technology. Come away a more confident nurse educator after mastering these course objectives:
As a busy nursing faculty or nursing faculty educator, you can take advantage of the flexibility of e-learning as you:
Learn directly from the experts through a series of lessons guided by Content Associates within the NCLEX Examinations department of NCSBN.
Reflect on what you learn as you write "NCLEX-style" items using practice drill workbook exercises. Recap lessons quickly with IQ - Item Quotes at the end of every lesson.
Quickly obtain in-depth information using "Links To Knowledge," a built-in glossary and a comprehensive reference section with online links.
Access free nursing instructor resources including printable NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN test plans, detailed test plans, and practice analyses.
Study at your own pace as you guide yourself through the course content and complete assignments at your leisure.
After completing the course, you’ll evaluate your understanding of key concepts by completing the Posttest. Score 75% or above to receive your contact hours! You’ll also receive an invitation to complete the NCLEX Item Writer application.
Join the nursing professors and nurse educators worldwide who have already started building on their nursing faculty education! Sign up for Test Development and Item Writing today!
Developed by: This course was developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
Author(s): This course was written by NCSBN NCLEX® Examinations department staff
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