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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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Writing Good NCLEX Style Answers and Distractors – Part 1

By Ruth Eckenstein, RN, B.S., BSN, M.Ed, and MSN / January 10, 2019
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Often writing strong distractors take a lot of time to get them just right. The distractors strengthen the question and allow students who know the information to pick the correct answers and to succeed on the test. However, writing distractors for nursing NCLEX style questions is often just as hard…

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