Clinical Judgment and Next Generation NCLEX®

Course ID: CJ
6 contact hours (TBC)

This course has not been scheduled at this time

Location: Rutgers University – Camden
Room: CNS building at 530 Federal St. Room 101

Registration & Fees

  • $150 General Registration or
  • $100 for Rutgers School of Nursing Faculty (code required)
  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • Advanced registration and payment is required for all programs.
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This workshop will equip nursing educators in prelicensure programs with a comprehensive framework for teaching clinical judgment across the nursing program.  The session will discuss the rationale for the NCSBN’s Next Generation (NGN) project, including research trends of new graduate performance. An analysis of the proposed NGN prototype questions will be discussed to highlight the level of thinking needed to answer these higher-level questions.

Comparison of current approaches to teaching clinical judgment will be contrasted with the implementation of a novel, comprehensive framework. Changes in clinical and classroom instruction and testing will be discussed. The workshop will provide participants with opportunity to apply workshop content in group work.


Linda Caputi, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE, ANEF

Dr. Linda Caputi is a nursing educator and consultant, who has worked with hundreds of nursing programs over the last 20 years on topics related to teaching clinical judgment; transforming clinical education, test item writing and test construction; using an evidence-based model for NCLEX® success; and assisting with accreditation.


Time Activity
7:15 – 8:00AM Registration and breakfast
8:00 – 8:05 AM Welcome
Margaret Avallone DNP, RN, CCRN, CNE
Clinical Assistant Professor
Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden
8:05 – 9:05 AM New Graduates and Clinical Judgment
Linda Caputi MSN, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF
9:05 – 10:05 AM The Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN) and its Focus on Clinical Judgment.
Linda Caputi MSN, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF  
10:05-10:15 AM Break
10:15-11:15 AM Current Ways Nursing Faculty Teach Thinking
Linda Caputi MSN, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF  
11:15-12:00 PM Lunch
12:00-1:00 PM Implementing a New Approach to Teaching Clinical Judgment Across all Levels of a Nursing Program
Linda Caputi MSN, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF  
1:00-2:00 PM Group work to apply workshop content to clinical and classroom teaching
2:00 – 2:30 PM Evaluation

Location & Map 

Rutgers Camden
CNS building at 530 Federal St. Room 101
Camden, NJ 08103
Free Parking Available in Lot #14
ADDITIONAL parking available in Lot C18 (Prosecutor’s Lot).

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Planners and Speakers have no conflicts of interest to disclose regarding this educational activity.

There is no commercial support or sponsorship for this activity.


Roseann Santini,, 856-225-2192

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