October 03, 2013 15:00 ET

NCSBN Launches New Online Course for Nursing Educators

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 3, 2013) - The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®),, launched a new online course, "Understanding the NCLEX -- A Guide for Nursing Educators." This course joins an innovative catalogue of courses for nursing students, faculty and nursing professionals, offered by NCSBN's Learning Extension online campus.

Written by NCSBN NCLEX® Examinations department staff, this course helps educators understand testing history, process and methodology. Armed with this knowledge educators will be better equipped to help calm fears and set the facts straight for their students.

Designed to accommodate the needs of busy nurse educators, the course is provided in a flexible e-learning format allowing for three weeks of unlimited 24-hour access for only $30. As educators work through the course at their own pace they can complete an interactive workbook that provides helpful links and a "cheat sheet" that can be used to coach students. Also provided are nursing instructor materials, including NCLEX Internet resources, a built-in glossary and an online notepad. At the completion of the course, educators can synthesize knowledge through an "Understanding the NCLEX -- A Guide for Nursing Educators" Posttest. Those that score 75 percent or above on the Posttest receive 3.0 contact hours for the course.

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Founded March 15, 1978, as an independent not-for-profit organization, NCSBN was created to lessen the burdens of state governments and bring together boards of nursing (BONs) to act and counsel together on matters of common interest. NCSBN's membership is comprised of the BONs in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and four U.S. territories -- American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands. There are also 16 associate members that are either nursing regulatory bodies or empowered regulatory authorities from other countries or territories.

NCSBN Member Boards protect the public by ensuring that safe and competent nursing care is provided by licensed nurses. These BONs regulate more than 3 million licensed nurses, the second largest group of licensed professionals in the U.S.

Mission: NCSBN provides education, service and research through collaborative leadership to promote evidence-based regulatory excellence for patient safety and public protection.

The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not the individual member state or territorial boards of nursing.

National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc.
111 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 2900
Chicago, IL 60601-4277

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