The author describes the changes in the 2004 NCLEX-RN® Test Plan and provides information about the alternate item formats that are being developed for the NCLEX examination. Nursing educators will learn details about the new test plan and review sample alternate items. Information from this article can be used for curriculum review and to prepare students to take the NCLEX examination.
Author Affiliation: NCLEX® Content Manager, National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc., Chicago, Ill.
Correspondence: National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc., 111 E Wacker Dr, Ste 2900, Chicago, IL 60601 (firstname.lastname@example.org).