222 - A Deep Dive into the NCLEX® Program Reports Content Dimensions

This is the second course offered as part of the NCLEX® Program Reports Nursing Frameworks Series. This series explores nursing frameworks by unpacking each of the Functional Areas and Content Dimensions used in the NCLEX® Program Reports.

Registration fee: $50.00

Upcoming Dates: No current date scheduled

Delivered by Rose McCloskey, PhD, Professor of Nursing at the University of New Brunswick and Brian Bontempo, PhD, 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

This web-based course is recommended for nurse 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 100 Course "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, and 103 ‐ Understanding the Topic Area Performance of your Candidates)


the former 200 Course "Analyzing and Interpreting the NCLEX® Program Reports" or the full self-paced Analysis Series (201 ‐ The Basic NCLEX® Program Reports Analysis Process and 202 ‐ Analyzing The NCLEX® Test Plan & Content Dimension Reports)


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


The purpose of this course is to deepen educators understanding of the NCLEX® Program Reports Functional Areas and Content Dimensions and how to use them to interpret the NCLEX® Program Reports.

This course is the second part of the four-part NCLEX® Program Reports Nursing Frameworks 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 course and the end-of-course assessment.


The topics covered during the NCLEX® Program Reports 222 Course are:

  1. Overview
    1. Content Dimension or Functional Area
    2. NCLEX® Program Reports Definitions of Content Dimensions
  2. Cultivating a Deeper Meaning
    1. Developing your program's Comprehensive Content Dimension Definitions
    2. Mapping NCLEX® Activity Statements to Content Dimensions

Learning Outcomes

Upon seminar completion, participants will be able to:

  • identify NCLEX® functional areas and content dimensions
  • provide a brief definition of each content dimension
  • cultivate the development of a detailed content dimension definition
  • link the definitions to their program's NCLEX® performance in order to gain insight into areas of opportunity


The 222 Course 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.


Participants are encouraged to have a copy of their NCLEX®Program Reports and the Program Performance Profile that they developed as part of the 202 - Analyzing The NCLEX® Test Plan & Content Dimension Reports Course.