Essential Steps in Implementing a Comprehensive Testing and Review Program

Nurse Educ. Sep-Oct 2008;33(5):206-9. doi: 10.1097/01.NNE.0000312219.52214.3c.


Nursing education literature reveals a proliferation of articles about interventions designed to prepare undergraduate nursing students for success on the professional licensure examination. An intervention featured in much of this literature is a comprehensive testing program. However, there is little information about implementing a curricular adoption of such a program. The authors discuss this issue and provide guidance to faculty and schools of nursing in adopting a comprehensive testing and review program.

MeSH terms

  • Benchmarking
  • Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate / organization & administration*
  • Educational Measurement / methods*
  • Educational Measurement / standards
  • Humans
  • Licensure*
  • Motivation
  • Nursing Education Research
  • Organizational Objectives
  • Professional Competence*
  • Students, Nursing / psychology*
  • United States