440 - Developing Clinical Judgment Questions for Next Gen NCLEX®

This is the fourth course offered as part of the Assessment Series. The Assesssment Series is intended to provide educators and administrators with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to design, develop, publish, administer, and evaluate assessments for nursing students.

Registration Fee: $150.00

Upcoming Dates: Monday February 12, 2024 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Delivered by Tracey Stephen, PhD, MN, RN, CCSNE, Executive Director, Nursing Simulation Centre at the University of Alberta, Kathy Gaberson, PhD, RN, CNOR, CNE, ANEF, owner and principal nursing education consultant for OWK Counseling, and Wyetta Bontempo, Ph.D., Founder and Principal Consultant with Mountain Measurement, Inc. More info about the faculty members teaching this course is available in the faculty section of the "Find out More" page.

Prerequisites and Target Audience

Although there are no prerequisites to attend this course, participants are strongly encouraged to have completed "430 - Writing Nursing Test Questions" or have experience developing test items (questions).

Given the release of the Next Generation NCLEX®, this web-based course is for all pre-licensure nursing educators, in particular those developing assessments.


The purpose of this course is to prepare nursing educators to develop test content to assess clinical decision making skills.

Learning Outcomes

The objectives of the course are as follows. Upon seminar completion, participants will be able to:

  • Develop clinical decision making items using traditional item types.
  • Describe the item types used by NCSBN on the next generation NCLEX®.
  • Identify alternative item types to NCSBN's next generation NCLEX® which may successfully assess clinical decision making.
  • Develop clinical decision making items using alternative item types.
  • Describe the scoring rubrics used by NCSBN on the next generation NCLEX®.
  • Develop scoring rubrics for alternative item types.


The 440 Course contains 2.5 hours of instruction, discussion, and learning activities and 30 minutes of Q&A.

Continuing Education

3 contact hours are awarded through the Alabama Board of Nursing (Provider Number ABNP1516 Expires 2/4/2025) to all individuals completing the course.



The topics covered during the 440 Course are:

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