Job Category:

Education & Training, Nursing, Writing


To be discussed.


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Job Title

NCLEX Item Writer (Independent Contractor)

Job Description

Kaplan Test Prep, the world leader in test preparation, is currently looking for experienced nurse educators to expand its NCLEX question pool by writing new NCLEX-style questions to be used in Kaplan’s curriculum.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an industry leading company and really make a difference! With Kaplan you will build your resume and expand your professional network, all while positively impacting the lives of nursing students

Key Responsibilities:

The Kaplan NCLEX Item Writer is a qualified nurse educator or clinical expert who on an independent contractor basis will write and submit original NCLEX-style questions for use in Kaplan’s materials. Kaplan Item Writers will be responsible for writing 4-option multiple choice, alternate items and rationales for incorrect and correct answer choices that have been validated by 2 current nursing resources.


Ready to join our team? Apply today!

As part of the second phase of the application process for the Item Writer position all qualified candidates will be asked to submit 5 questions and rationales on topics of your choosing. At least 2 of these questions must be alternate item. Questions must be original questions written by you and should be at the applying and analyzing levels of Bloom’s taxonomy. Classify each question according to:

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* Master’s or PhD in Nursing

* Minimum 5 years experience teaching in a pre-licensure nursing program

* Experience as an item writer

* Current nursing license

* Working knowledge of the NCLEX test plan

* Working knowledge of Bloom’s taxonomy

* The RN nursing process

* Bloom’s Taxonomy (applying, analyzing)

* The appropriate category according to the NCLEX® test plan (one of the 8 categories)

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