I know it's been discussed before, both in this section and the entrepreneur section, but I haven't seen any discussion in months. Our school used to have the state student nursing association come at the end of each term and have someone offer NCLEX courses (not mandatory, extra fee). I know Kaplan and a few other places also offer them, but the students who have taken them aren't happy, say they are too much and aren't what they feel they need.
For one of my school projects, we talked about and designed a NCLEX course class, which would be an independent course.
I was wondering how many other educators were teaching these? If so, how does it work? Is it part of your school or independent? I'm worried about the conflict of interest issue. How much do you charge and how many hours/days is your course?
I did a needs assessment and found there was a definite need and students did not want to just read a book or do an online study course, nor did they want to do Kaplan. So I'd like to further investigate this, however, I don't want to reinvent the wheel either.
I don't even know, maybe there's a "how to" book out there? Or some modules or info on starting this?
Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
Apr 28, '11
I used to teach Kaplan's review, but it took up too much time so I quit.
As for creating your own - I recommend you concentrate on test taking strategies instead. It is difficult and expensive to get access to old NCLEX questions and if you make up your own they will be nothing like the actual test. Test taking skills means from now on you pass tests of every kind. One of the best courses I had in graduate school!
Apr 13, '12
I was wondering if you were able to get started with designing your own NCLEX course. I too was dissatisfied with Kaplan, and have reviewed others who just don't seem a good match of my students. I come from a smaller rather new nursing program and would like to develop something that can be independent. If you have recieved any ideas or anyone else has any I would appreciate how to get started and what the have found most helpful. Thanks and I greatly appreciate any help.