224 - Focusing Your Program Improvement Efforts

This is the fourth 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 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 coure 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, 222 - A Deep Dive into the NCLEX® Program Reports Content Dimensions,

Note that 223 - Coding items to the NCLEX® Test Plan & Content Dimensions is NOT required.


The purpose of this course is to provide educators with strategies to reduce the number of activity statements identified by their analysis of the NCLEX® Program Reports as areas of improvement. As the name of the course indicates, these strategies will help focus their program improvement efforts, the final part of their NCLEX® Program Reports analysis.

This seminar is the fourth part of the four-part NCLEX® Program Reports Nursing Frameworks Series.

Learning Outcomes

Upon course completion, participants will be able to:

  • realize the volume of activity statements that may be identified as areas of opportunity during an NCLEX Program Reports analysis
  • identify ways to prioritize activity statements
  • execute a 2D analysis of activity statements


The topics covered during the 224 Course are:

  1. Problem Statement
  2. Strategies
    1. Prioritization
    2. 2D Analysis
  3. Practice


The 224 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 course 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.

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.