Resources for faculty preparing graduates for NCLEX
The test plans serve as blue prints to outline the content to be tested and guide the item writing process. The test plans for the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN can be found below. These are updated every 3 years to reflect current, entry-level nursing competency.
- Test Plan for the National Council Licensure Examination for Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses
- Test Plan for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses
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Guidelines for clinical experiences
The following guidelines, based on the Board’s regulations at 244 CMR 6.04, identify the important role of nursing faculty in planning and implementing clinical learning experiences, regardless of setting:
It is the policy of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing that prospective instructors who meet one of the three 244 CMR 6.04(2)(b) 3 waiver options specified below, and who are qualified in accordance with regulations 244 CMR 6.04(2)(b)1 may be appointed to the faculty of Registered Nurse Programs for the purpose of clinical or skills laboratory instruction only.
Learn more about understanding faculty waiver options.
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What your students need to know about regulations
We have created a model curriculum to help you design your lessons on nursing practice. See our faculty model regulation curriculum.