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Understanding the NCLEX—A Guide for Nursing Educators

Online, self-paced CE course


Cost: US$30

CE Credit: 3.0 Contact Hours

Subscription Length: 3 weeks

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Audience: Nursing educators responsible for guiding students to successful completion of the NCLEX.  

Become an ambassador for truth and information.

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Licensure exams are high-stakes not only for students, but also faculty and schools of nursing. Ultimately, all the teaching and mentoring lead to this one pivotal accomplishment… and that adds up to a lot of pressure and misinformation!

By increasing your own understanding of the testing history, process and methodology, you can set the facts straight and calm student fears.

You will receive three weeks of unlimited, 24-hour access to the course and receive 3.0 Contact Hours for only US$30.

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Empower yourself to better equip your students!

Grow in your NCLEX knowledge as you navigate through the history, format, testing method and process. You’ll complete the course with the ability to:

  • Explain the basic process used to develop the NCLEX.
  • Describe the basic process of setting the NCLEX passing standards.
  • Identify how computerized adaptive testing (CAT) is used for the NCLEX.
  • State the process used to schedule and take the NCLEX.

You will receive three weeks of unlimited, 24-hour access to the course and receive 3.0 Contact Hours for only US$30.

Learn in a format designed for busy nurse educators.

To accommodate busy nurse educators like you, this helpful course is provided in a flexible e-learning format. This interactive format allows you to:

  1. Learn directly from the experts through a series of six lessons put together by NCSBN and members of the NCSBN Examinations department.
  2. Reflect on what you learn by completing an interactive workbook that will give you links and a “cheat sheet” you can use to coach students.
  3. Utilize nursing instructor resources including NCLEX Internet resources, a built-in glossary and an online notepad.
  4. Study at your own pace as you guide yourself through the course content and complete assignments at your leisure. When you are ready for a break, try out NCSBN Learning Extension’s Rejuvenation Station.
  5. Synthesize your knowledge through your posttest. Score 75% or above to receive your contact hours.

Join nursing educators worldwide who rely on NCSBN for progressive and up-to-date information that brings value to the classroom. Sign up now for Understanding the NCLEX—A Guide for Nursing Educators. Sign up now.


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