NCLEX® Program Reports

Professional Development Seminars

201 ‐ Analyzing and Interpreting your NCLEX® Program Reports

The purpose of this seminar is to cultivate the analytic techniques of NCLEX® Program Reports users. Upon completion, participants will have the knowledge and skills necessary to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their program and understand the test taking behavior of their graduates. The specific course objectives are as follows. Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Identify questions about the performance of a nursing program that can be answered using the NCLEX® Program Reports
  • Gather and organize the information in the NCLEX® Program Reports for the purposes of answering questions about the performance of their nursing program(s)
  • Use the information in the NCLEX® Program Reports to identify the strengths or weaknesses of their nursing program(s)
  • Differentiate between traditional percentile ranks and the non-traditional percentile ranks provided in the NCLEX® Program Reports
  • Understand the assumptions and limitations of the information provided in the NCLEX® Program Reports

The topics covered during the NCLEX Program Reports 201 seminar are:

  1. Analyzing your NCLEX® Program Reports
    • Questions that can be answered with the NCLEX® Program Reports
    • Testing the Significance of differences in performance across reporting periods, between content areas, or across programs
    • Using the CSV files
    • The Basic Evaluation Process
  2. Interpreting your NCLEX® Program Reports
    • Passing rates vs. mean scores
    • Trends in the NCLEX passing rates
    • The difference between NCLEX Percentile Ranks and traditional percentile ranks
    • NCLEX® Program Reports Norms
    • Using the NCLEX® Detailed Test Plan

This NCLEX® Program Reports seminar includes a mix of presentations, discussions, and group exercises designed to maximize learning.

In order to register for this course, participants must have completed the 101 - "An Introduction to the NCLEX® Program Reports" course.

All participants are encouraged to bring a copy of their NCLEX® Program Reports.

Individuals who complete the NCLEX® Program Reports 201 seminar will receive the NCLEX® Program Reports Analyst badge issued through badgr