The NCLEX® Program Reports Professional Development Seminars are taught by industry leaders in nursing, program evaluation, and/or data analysis.
All faculty have been involved in the development of NCLEX® Examinations or the NCLEX® Program Reports.
Each of them has extensive experience with the NCLEX® Program Reports necessary to help you derive meaning from the numbers on your reports. Our faculty include:
Karen Saewert, PhD, RN, CPHQ, CNE, ANEF
Karen is an academic nurse educator and administrator with over 39 years of experience in nursing and a 24 year background in higher education.
Her professional nursing career encompasses direct care; nursing, program, hospital, grant and quality management; research, consultation, and faculty positions.
She is an National League for Nursing (NLN) Certified Nurse Educator recognizing the advanced specialty role of the academic nurse educator.
She is a Fellow of the NLN Academy of Nursing Education in recognition of her contributions to nursing education leadership in the area of assessment and evaluation.
Dr. Saewert's expertise extends to evaluation and accreditation in the practice and academic sectors.
She is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality; a credential designated as the gold standard of the healthcare quality profession and signifying professional and academic achievement in the field of healthcare quality management, including: strategic and operational management and leadership; information management (design and data collection, measurement and analysis, communication); performance/quality measurement and improvement (planning, implementation and evaluation, education and training), and patient safety (strategic and operational).
Karen has also served on the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) as an on-site evaluator for the accreditation program.
Her work focuses on modeling and advancing best practices in assessment and evaluation in support of teaching and learning excellence; quality assessment; delivery of innovative non-traditional curricula; and interprofessional health professions education and practice emphasizing teamwork, quality and safety, and patient-centered care.
Karen's research interests include outcomes measurement, framework and systems development; assessment and evaluation of learning; and the design, delivery, and evaluation of curricular innovations.
Brian D Bontempo, Ph.D.
Brian is the founder and Principal Consultant for Mountain Measurement, Inc.
Brian's areas of expertise include psychometrics, Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT), licensure & certification, accreditation, reporting and data visualization.
He is a former commissioner for National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and was instrumental in the development of the 2016 NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs.
Prior to forming Mountain Measurement, Dr. Bontempo was the psychometrician for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (where he was responsible for the pscyhometric soundness and legal defensibility of the NCLEX® Examinations), Microsoft, and Promissor (now Pearson VUE).
Brian received his doctorate from the Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistical Analysis program at the University of Chicago and
his Master's in Educational Statistics from the Research and Evaluation program at the Ohio State University.
For a complete Bio including a list of publications and presentations, see Brian Bontempo, Ph.D. - Bio
Daniel is a statistical associate at Mountain Measurement and has managed the production of the NCLEX® Program Reports since 2008.
Daniel's areas of expertise include systems science, psychometrics, statistics, database design and administration, data visualization, and reporting.
Daniel earned a certificate as a Credentialing Specialist in July 2015.
For a complete Bio including a list of publications and presentations, see Daniel Wilson - Bio