Since January, 2015, undergraduate nursing students at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) Faculty of Nursing have been eligible to write the NCLEX-RN exam. To date, the faculty has had eight cohorts complete the exam.
The UPEI Faculty of Nursing prides itself in the ability to continue to ensure students obtain a quality education within their program. In 2012, faculty at the UPEI Faculty of Nursing began actively working to become familiar with the NCLEX-RN process through a variety of methods including attending workshops, seminars, webinars, and national conferences all focused on the NCLEX-RN exam. From information gathered through these forums, faculty have been able to continue teaching with the high standards that they have always held, but have been able to include NCLEX-RN styles of questioning into classroom exams, clinical case studies, and Learning Resource Center simulation exercises in order to enhance student’s confidence with this method of testing.
There has been a number of NCLEX-RN resources incorporated into both the basic and accelerated programs at the Faculty of nursing. Currently, students begin using these resources in their third year of the program in order to get them used to the NCLEX-RN style of test writing by the time they graduate. Remediation is also offered with these resources to allow students time to reflect and work on their individual learning needs prior to writing the national exam. In September 2015, students began incorporating these resources into their learning from year one to four.
The UPEI Faculty of Nursing values the learning needs of students within their program in relation to successful preparation and completion of NCLEX-RN as they enter the nursing profession. For further information regarding NCLEX-RN, please call the UPEI Faculty of Nursing at 902-566-0733 or contact CRNPEI at 902-368-3764.
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