PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry and health professions students, today announced that Lippincott NCLEX-RN® PassPoint has been selected as the only NCLEX Exam preparation solution officially endorsed by the Canadian Nursing Students' Association (CNSA). Lippincott PassPoint is a prominent NCLEX-preparation learning tool in the United States, and is now poised to become a familiar resource in Canada.
Beginning in 2015, all new nurses in Canada will be required to pass the standard U.S. National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to meet certification. Although all registered nurses working in the United States are highly familiar with and have passed the NCLEX, this is the first time it will be required in Canada.
"As Canadian nursing students gear up for NCLEX, many are going to want to supplement their learning and knowledge so that they can be well prepared for the exam," said Reid Sherline, VP Publishing, Professional & Education, Wolters Kluwer Health. "Lippincott PassPoint is going to help Canadian nursing students improve their exam preparedness just as it has in the U.S. through exposure to adaptive testing and with the personalized insight into their performance."
Lippincott PassPoint is a powerful, online learning tool created specifically to help students hone their understanding and improve preparedness for NCLEX-RN. The product is powered by prepU, an adaptive learning system that continually adjusts to each student's demonstrated level of learning. The NCLEX is a computerized adaptive test, so the adaptive nature of PassPoint provides an authentic practice experience. Research shows that nearly 99 percent of students who use PassPoint report that they pass NCLEX — more than 10 percentage points higher than the U.S. national average.
In PassPoint, students can take practice quizzes that adapt in difficulty and reinforce knowledge of individual needs, topics or nursing concepts. With each new quiz, the system adapts to the student's current knowledge level, so the questions are neither too easy nor too hard. They also can take simulated NCLEX-RN exams to gauge their readiness for the actual licensure experience. Students can take practice exams as many times as they wish and benchmark their performance across time. PassPoint also provides detailed performance insight to help instructors and students determine where to focus future study.
"We are impressed with Lippincott PassPoint partly due to its adaptive nature, which is quite similar to NCLEX itself and also based on the success it has achieved in the U.S.," said Rajet Anand, President of the Canadian Nursing Students' Association (CNSA). "Our endorsement is intended to send the message that Canadian students can benefit from some extra preparation to be ready to face this exam and by using PassPoint they can be assured that they are using a resource with proven ability to improve readiness."
Comprising nearly 30,000 members, CNSA is the national voice of Canadian nursing students. CNSA is a bilingual and pan-Canadian organization advocating for the needs of all nursing students, fostering leadership and advocating for the evolving interests of nursing students.
Lippincott PassPoint helps prepare students to succeed in nursing practice through the use of leading-edge, evidence-based content. The product links directly to content from both Lippincott Procedures and Lippincott Advisor, two of the most trusted online clinical information solutions used by thousands of direct-care nurses at the bedside to support better patient care through evidence-based practice.
Lippincott NCLEX-RN PassPoint is available for individual purchase by visiting the LWW website. The product also is available to nursing schools and other institutions as a group purchase by contacting a Wolters Kluwer Health Nursing Education sales representative. For more information, visit www.LWW.com.
About Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Serving more than 150 countries worldwide, clinicians rely on Wolters Kluwer Health's market leading information-enabled tools and software solutions throughout their professional careers from training to research to practice. Major brands include Health Language®, Lexicomp®, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Medicom®, Medi-Span®, Medknow, Ovid®, Pharmacy OneSource®, ProVation® Medical and UpToDate®.
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About Canadian Nursing Students' Association (CNSA)
For more than 40 years, CNSA has represented the interests of nursing students to federal, provincial, and international governments and to other nursing and health care organizations. With nearly 30,000 members, CNSA is affiliated with the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, the Canadian Nurses Association, and the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, with active participation at the board table and other aspects.
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