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aligning your curriculum to nclex rn

Aligning Your Curriculum to NCLEX-RN®

Mary J. Yoho, PhD., R.N., CNE

Director of Faculty Development & Consultation

Elsevier Health Science

[email protected]

i clicker question
i-clicker Question

Who is the famous Nurse made this statement?

“I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything new that might improve the past.”

  • Clara Barton
  • Florence Nightingale
  • Mildred Montag
  • Linda Suttle
resources for faculty
Resources for Faculty
    • 2010 NCLEX Test Plans
      • Detailed Test Plan
      • Candidate info

Aligning your Curriculum

  • NCLEX-RN® Test Plan
  • Current New NLNAC Accreditation
  • 2008 AACN Accreditation Categories
  • QSEN Competenticies
  • Nursing Concepts
nclex rn test plan www ncsbn org
  • Nursing Process
  • Client Needs
  • Specialty Areas
  • Professional Issues
  • Sub-Specialty areas
    • Content Overview Handout
current nlnac accreditation categories www nlnac org
Current NLNAC Accreditation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Therapeutic Communication
  • Therapeutic Nursing Intervention
new nlnac educational competencies model
New NLNAC Educational Competencies Model
  • Human Flourishing
  • Nursing Judgment
  • Nursing Practice
  • Professional Identify
  • Spirit of Inquiry
2008 aacn accreditation categories
2008 AACN Accreditation Categories
  • Scholarship for Evidenced-Based Practice
  • Liberal Education for BSN Generalist
  • Interprofessional Communication
  • BSN Generalist Nursing Practice
  • Professionalism and Professional Values
  • Clinical Prevention and Population Health
  • Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety
  • Information Mgt and Patient Care Technology
  • Health Care Policy
  • Designer/Manager/Coordinator of Care
  • Member of Profession
  • Provider of Care
qsen overall goal
QSEN Overall Goal
  • The overall goal for the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) project is to meet the challenge of preparing future nurses who will have the knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSAs) necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems within which they work
qsen ksa competencies www qsen org
  • Patient Centered Care
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Evidenced-Based Practice
  • Quality Improvement
  • Safety
  • Informatics
nursing concepts18
Nursing Concepts
  • Biophysical
  • Psychological
  • Cultural/Spiritual
  • Developmental
  • Health, Wellness, & Illness
  • Nursing
  • Health Care
biophysical sub concepts




Intracranial Regulations


Tissue Integrity






Biophysical Sub-Concepts
psychological sub concepts
Psychological Sub-Concepts
  • Stress & Coping
  • Grief & Loss
  • Mood & Affect
  • Cognition
  • Behaviors
nursing sub concepts
Nursing Sub-Concepts
  • Professional Behaviors
  • Communications
  • Assessment
  • Clinical Decision Making
  • Nursing Interventions
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Collaboration/Managing Care
health care sub concepts
Health Care Sub-Concepts
  • Safety
  • Advocacy/Ethical/Legal Issues
  • Health Policy/Systems
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Quality Improvement
  • Informatics
concept curriculum references
Concept Curriculum References
  • NC ADN Curriculum Improvement Project
  • OCNE: Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education
  • University of New Mexico Nursing
  • And others!
i clicker question26
i-clicker Question
  • Which integration of nursing academics into your curriculum do you need to do first?
  • A. NCLEX-RN® 2010 Test Plan
  • B. NLNAC or AACN Categories
  • C. QSEN KSA Competenticies
  • D. Nursing Concepts
nclex rn integrated processes
NCLEX-RN® Integrated Processes
  • Nursing Process – a scientific, clinical reasoning approach to client care that includes assessment, analysis, planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Caring – interaction of the nurse and client in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust. In this collaborative environment, the nurse provides encouragement, hope, support and compassion to help achieve desired outcomes.
  • Communication and Documentation – verbal and nonverbal interactions between the nurse and the client, the client’s significant others and the other members of the health care team. Events and activities associated with client care are validated in written and/or electronic records that reflect standards of practice and accountability in the provision of care.
  • Teaching/Learning – facilitation of the acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes promoting a change in behavior
test plan structure client needs
Test Plan Structure - Client Needs
  • Safe and Effective Care Environment
    • Management of Care
    • Safety and Infection Control
  • Health Promotion and Maintenance
  • Psychosocial Integrity
  • Physiological Integrity
    • Basic Care and Comfort
      • Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies
      • Reduction of Risk Potential
      • Physiological Adaptation
match nclex rn test plan to your curriculum
Health Promotion and Maintenance

Aging Process

Ante/Intra/Postpartum and Newborn Care

Developmental Stages and Transitions

Health and Wellness

Health Promotion/Disease Prevention

Health Screening

High Risk Behaviors

Lifestyle Choices

Principles of Teaching/Learning


Techniques of Physical Assessment

Where do you cover these in your curriculum?

Develop a crosswalk

Nursing 101, Geri, Objective 3 & 4

Nursing 202, Pediatrics, Objectives 2,4,& 7

Match NCLEX-RN® Test Plan to your Curriculum
evaluating your curriculum

Evaluating your Curriculum

Align Exams to NCLEX-RN®



Nursing Concepts

the end
The End!

Mary J. Yoho, PhD, RN, CNE

[email protected]