NCLEX® Program Reports

Professional Development Seminars

NCLEX® Program Reports Professional Development Seminars
University of Tampa

Mountain Measurement is pleased to announce that it will be offering NCLEX® Program Reports Professional Development Seminars at the University of Tampa on Thursday and Friday, March 19-20, 2020.  The seminars will take place in the Crescent Ballroom,  in Vaughn Center, boasting a beautiful view of Tampa Bay, and the city of Tampa.

The NCLEX® Program Reports Professional Development Seminars help nurse educators analyze and interpret the information contained in their program’s NCLEX® Program Reports. Nursing education program administrators and educators from both the US and Canada are invited to attend the Seminars.

Mountain Measurement is able to offer continuing education credit to all individuals completing the Seminars through the Alabama Board of Nursing (Provider Number ABNP1516). The amount of continuing education credit varies by Seminar.

The NCLEX® Program Reports are an extremely valuable part of any program evaluation, and these Seminars will give your faculty and administrators the tools and knowledge necessary to make the most of the information contained within them. Program evaluation is most effective when all stakeholders are involved. Therefore, we encourage programs to participate as a group.

Thursday March 19, 2020

Combined: 101 & 201 Seminars

 "An Introduction to the NCLEX® Program Reports"
 "Analyzing & Interpreting your NCLEX® Program Reports"

$275 USD per person (registered before Feb 1, 2020)
$315 USD per person
(registered on or after Feb 1, 2020)

Friday March 20, 2020

Combined: 301 & 401 Seminars

"Using the NCLEX® Test Plan and Content Dimensions to Understand the Challenges and Opportunities Identified by the NCLEX® Program Reports"

"Successful Program Evaluation Using the NCLEX® Program Reports"

$275 USD per person (registered before Feb 1, 2020)
$315 USD per person
(registered on or after Feb 1, 2020)

Register for all 4 Seminars by February 1, 2020 for
$525 USD per person

University of Tampa Vaughn Center

University of Tampa

Crescent Club Ballroom (9th floor)

Vaughn Center

200 UT Poe Parkway

Tampa, FL 33602

Register

Program (Click on each Seminar title for additional course details)

101: An Introduction to the NCLEX® Program Reports

The 101 Seminar will run from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Breakfast and snacks will be available to all participants in the combined 101 & 201 Seminars. The topics covered during the 101 Seminar include:

  1. The NCLEX® Examination
    • Variable Length Computerized Adaptive Testing
    • The NCLEX® Test Plan
    • The NCLEX Content Dimensions
  2. Which NCLEX Program Report is right for me?
    • NCLEX Education Program Codes
    • Difference between NCLEX PDF reports and CSV files
    • Reporting Periods
    • The difference between Annual and Semi-Annual NCLEX® Program Reports
  3. Information contained in the NCLEX® Program Reports
    • Test Volume & Passing Rates
    • The NCLEX Reference Groups
    • NCLEX Test Plan Performance
    • NCLEX Content Dimension Performance
    • Test Taking Behavior
  4. Attributes of the quantitative information provided in the NCLEX® Program Reports
    • Passing rates vs. mean scores
    • Trends in the NCLEX passing rates
    • The difference between NCLEX Percentile Ranks and traditional percentile ranks
201: Analyzing & Interpreting your NCLEX® Program Reports

The 201 Seminar will run from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Lunch will be provided to all participants in the combined 101 and 201 Seminars. The topics covered during the 201 Seminar include:

  1. How Educators use the NCLEX Program Reports
    • Who uses the NCLEX® Program Reports?
    • Time Spent
    • Uses
  2. 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
  3. 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
301: Using the NCLEX® Test Plan and Content Dimensions to Understand the Challenges and Opportunities Identified by the NCLEX® Program Reports

The 301 Seminar will run from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Lunch will be provided to all participants in the combined 301 and 401 Seminars. The topics covered during the 301 Seminar include:

  1. Nursing Frameworks
    • What is a framework?
    • The NCLEX® Program Reports framework
    • Other nursing frameworks
    • Aligning the NCLEX® Program Reports framework with other frameworks
  2. Importance and Relevance of the NCLEX® Test Plan for Successful in Nursing Education
    • Theoretical Venn Diagram of Teaching, Practice, Examination
    • The NCLEX® Framework
    • NCLEX® Job Task Analysis
    • Staying Current with the NCLEX® Detailed Test Plan
    • Validity NCLEX® Items
    • This is not teaching to the test
  3. The Detailed NCLEX® Test Plan
    • Structure of the document
    • Activity Statements
    • Related Content
    • Associated KSAs
  4. The NCLEX® Program Reports Content Dimensions
    • Activity statements
    • Related Content
    • Associated KSAs
  5. Leading your faculty through a Content Analysis
    • Analyzing the Detailed NCLEX® Test Plan
    • Analyzing the NCLEX® Program Reports Content Dimensions
401:  Successful Program Evaluation Using the NCLEX® Program Reports

The 401 Seminar will run from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Lunch will be provided to all participants in the combined 301 and 401 Seminars. The topics covered during the 401 Seminar include:

  1. Program Evaluation 101
    • Program evaluation terminology ( lingo
    • Overview of the program evaluation process
    • Program evaluation methods
    • Developing a culture of program evaluation
  2. Data Driven Program Evaluation
    • The value of data driven program evaluation
    • Developing a data driven program evaluation system/culture
    • Navigating your program's system/culture
  3. Collecting Program Evaluation Data
    • Curriculum data
    • Cognitive processing data (Bloom's)
    • Pedagogy data
    • Learning resources data
    • Staffing data
  4. Analyzing Program Evaluation Data
    • Mapping the NCLEX Blueprint to your program's curriculum
    • Root cause analysis
    • Gap analysis
    • Gold Standards: Accreditation Standards, Regulatory Standards, Internal Standards/Benchmarks
  5. Interpreting Program Evaluation Data
    • Prioritizing findings
    • Normative comparisons
  6. Communicating program evaluation outcomes
    • Stakeholder involvement
    • Reporting the outcomes
    • Presenting the data

The NCLEX® Program Reports Seminars include a mix of presentations, large and small group discussions, and group exercises designed to maximize learning. The Seminars also include some networking exercises to help participants capitalize on this opportunity to meet and learn from other nursing educators.

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

Faculty

The Seminars will be provided by Mountain Measurement, Inc., the makers of the NCLEX® Program Reports. Brian D. Bontempo, PhD, Mountain Measurement's Founder and Principal Consultant. Cathy Dearman, PhD, RN and Brian will facilitate the 301 & 401 Seminars.  More information about them can be found at NCLEX® Program Reports Professional Development Seminars Faculty.

Travel Information

Air Travel
The University of Tampa is a private university in Tampa, Florida. The campus is about a 15-minute drive from Florida's Tampa International Airport (TPA) or a 90-minute drive from Orlando International Airport (MCO).

Area Attractions

The Florida Aquarium, one of the top large aquariums, with over 14,000 animals, is located about a 10-minute drive from campus.
Tampa Museum of Art boasts a large variety of modern and contemporary art, as well as GreekRoman, and Etruscan antiquities.  It is located on the river-front in downtown Tampa, a 10-minute walk from campus. 
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, voted one of the top 10 theme parks in the country, with both thrill rides and animal experiences, is about a 20-minute drive from campus
Legoland Florida, a family-friendly Lego-themed amusement park is located in Winter Haven, Florida, about 60 miles from campus.

Accommodations

Several hotels are located within a short distance of The University of Tampa campus. Some hotels located close to the Seminars include:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center
513 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 769-8300

Hilton Tampa Downtown
211 North Tampa Street
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 204-3000

Aloft Tampa Downtown  
100 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 898-8000 

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