NCLEX® Program Reports

Professional Development Seminars

221 - Using the NCLEX® Test Plan to Dive Deeper into Your Program's NCLEX® Program Reports Test Plan Performance

This course is offered as part of the web-based, self-paced Nursing Frameworks Series of the NCLEX® Program Reports Professional Development Seminars.

This series explores this inquiry by unpacking each of the Content Dimensions used in the Program Reports. The series has a high level of interactivity with least one learning activity deisgned to increase skills while also providing the opportunity to collaborate and network with other prelicensure nurse educators.

This seminar is not yet available and will be announced as soon as it is opened.

Registration Fee: $50

Delivered by Judy Pelletier, MSN, RN, CNE, faculty member and NCLEX® Program Reports Panel of Nursing Experts panelist and Brian Bontempo, PhD, Founder and Principal Consultant with Mountain Measurement, Inc. 

Prerequisites and Target Audience

This web-based seminar is targeted at nursing educators and administrators who participate in program evaluation activities or have an interest in analyzing their NCLEX®Program Reports.

In order to receive continuing education credit, attendees must have completed the former 101 Seminar "An Introduction to the NCLEX® Program Reports", or the full self-paced Introductory Series:

101 ‐ An Orientation to the NCLEX® Program Reports

102 - Understanding the Overall Performance of Your Candidates

103 ‐ Understanding the Topic Area Performance of your Candidates

AND the former 201 Seminar "Analyzing and Interpreting the NCLEX® Program Reports" or the full self-paced Analysis Series:

201 ‐ The Basic NCLEX® Program Reports Analysis Process

202 ‐ Analyzing The NCLEX® Test Plan & Content Dimension Reports


The purpose of this seminar is to familiarize educators with Categories of Clients of Needs, the NCLEX® Test Plan, and the detailed NCLEX® Test Plan information.

This seminar is the first part of the four-part NCLEX® Program Reports Professional Development Advanced Analysis Series. 

Continuing Education

1.2 contact hours are awarded through the Alabama Board of Nursing (Provider Number ABNP1516 Expires 2/4/2025) to all individuals completing the seminar and the end-of-course assessment.


The topics covered during the NCLEX® Program Reports 210.1 Seminar are:

  1. Nursing Frameworks
    1. Definition & Purpose
    2. Attributes of Useful Frameworks
    3. Nursing Frameworks 
  2. NCLEX® Test Plan
    1. NCLEX® Practice Analysis
    2. History of the NCLEX® Test Plan
    3. NCLEX® Test Plan Implementation
    4. Inferences that can be made from Chapter 4
    5. Relationship between Education, Licensure, & Practice
  3. NCLEX® Detailed Test Plan
    1. Related Content
    2. Activity Statements
    3. Sample Questions

Learning Outcomes

Upon seminar completion, participants will be able to:

  • describe the value and attributes of a good framework
  • appreciate the rigor associated with the NCLEX® Practice Analysis
  • describe the reasons for using the categories of clients needs framework to describe the practice of entry-level nursing
  • identify the activity statements associated with low performing NCLEX® Test Plan Areas


The NCLEX® Program Reports 210.1 Seminar is delivered as a 50-minute lecture, with some large group activities and a 10-minute Question and Answer session. Participants are expected to independently complete a 10-minute end-of-course assessment immediately after the seminar concludes.


All participants are strongly encouraged to have a copy of their NCLEX® Program Reports ready to follow along with the Presenters.


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