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Onboarding Survey Results

By Ruth Eckenstein, RN, B.S., BSN, M.Ed, and MSN / January 5, 2024
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During a recent research project that centered in onboarding of new faculty, respondents of the open ended questions stated when asked how to improve the onboarding and orientation experience, the participants identified three major themes: providing a mentor, having a structured program, and having policies and procedures to follow. The…

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Planning for the NCLEX Next Generation Test Question Formats – Part 3

By Ruth Eckenstein, RN, B.S., BSN, M.Ed, and MSN / July 15, 2021
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Matrix Grid and Extended Multiple Response Questions Want to better prepare for Matrix Grid and Extended Multiple Response formats NGN questions? Continue reading Intellistem Writer’s 3-part blog series on Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) questions. As mentioned in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series the Next Generation NCLEX (NGN)…

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Planning for the new NCLEX Next Generation Test Question Formats – Part 2

By Ruth Eckenstein, RN, B.S., BSN, M.Ed, and MSN / April 23, 2021
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Cloze and Enhanced Hot Spot Questions Review how to construct Cloze (Drop-Down) and Enhanced Hot Spot (Highlighting) NGN questions. As mentioned in Part 1 of this series the Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) nursing exam questions use a variety of case studies and scenarios in non-multiple choice questioning to assess the…

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