SON Policy

All pre-licensure nursing students use Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Nursing Education program (depending on the student’s anticipated graduation year) to help prepare them for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). These programs include learning and assessment activities, such as case studies, supplemental review materials, quiz banks, and practice exams. These materials are assigned in selected courses as a prescribed percentage of the course grade. The program includes specialty and cumulative examinations. Research has demonstrated that these cumulative exams are highly predictive of NCLEX success.

BSN students scoring below the recommended benchmark on a specialty exam are required to complete individualized remediation (review) plan, submit appropriate documentation of their work, and retake the exam, if applicable. Students who do not show substantial improvement upon remediation will be required to meet with a faculty member to discuss their study and test-taking strategies. They will develop an individualized plan for NCLEX preparation.

Why an NCLEX prep program?

NCLEX prep programs provide ongoing standardized practice and feedback in a format that mirrors the NCLEX. This is an integral part of your preparation for success on the NCLEX examination for licensure as an RN.