The new edition of this award winning text helps address the increased pressure that the NCLEX[Trademark] and other certification exams are placing on nursing students and faculty. The Nurse Educator's Guide to Assessing Learning Outcomes, Second Edition guides classroom educators through the process of developing effective classroom exams and individual test items. The revised and updated edition of this award winning text includes new chapters on: Creating items to prepare students for the new NCLEX, The Language of Assessment, Developing Instructional Objectives, Assessing Critical Thinking, Instituting Item Banking and Test Development Software! Used increasingly in nursing education tracks at the MSN level, this new text will help new educators and faculty veterans succeed in an environment increasingly focused on assessing learning outcomes! Book jacket.McDonald, Mary E. is the author of 'Nurse Educator's Guide to Assessing Learning Outcomes ', published 2001 under ISBN 9780763711740 and ISBN 0763711748.