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NextGen Items and Incorporating Clinical Judgment in the Classroom

Please join the Iowa League for Nursing for an in Person (Mercy College) and Virtual Workshop on

Tuesday August 9th, 2022 from 9am-2pm CT

Annual Meeting will follow from 2pm - 3pm

The purpose of this workshop is to provide strategies for incorporating NextGen items and Clinical Judgment in the classroom, both virtual and in person ideas will be shared.


Discuss the importance of testing policies and exam blueprints that measure learning outcomes and prevent grievances.

Differentiate between high and low-level test items.

Compare methods of item writing that build a robust item bank.

Utilize content validity and statistical analysis to improve teacher-made exams.

Discuss the transition of nursing education with Next Gen NCLEX® testing.

Facilitator: Karin J. Sherrill, RN MSN, CNE, ANEF, FAADN

Karin is a nurse educator with a passion for student success, faculty development, scrambled teaching strategies, and integrating the clinical judgment model in nursing education. She teaches Associate Degree Students at Maricopa Community Colleges and BSN completion students at Upper Iowa University. Karin has been involved with various projects, publications, and programs over the last 30 years in higher education. She considers the development of high-level Next Gen test items to be her favorite spare-time hobby.

Audience: Registered nurses, Nurse educators

Nurses will be awarded 4 CE’s through Mercy College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, Iowa

(Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be given.)(pending)

Providership: Mercy College of Health Sciences

Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #_383.

Register Here

  Workshop Flyer

Scholarship Recipients 2020

Jennifer Wing, Mercy College of Health Sciences: Professional Development Grant for 2020 NLN Summit

JoAnne Olsen Mercy College of Health Sciences: Professional Development Grant for CNE preparation and CNE certification

Johanna Rubble, Unity Point - Des Moines: Nurse Tim Nurse Educator Scholarship towards her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Grand Canyon University

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