Nursing Faculty Assessment and Testing Specialist is a faculty member who is both an advocate for and âœSuper Userâ of Elsevier/HESI solutions/testing products and to maximize student success.Â The Nursing Faculty Assessment and Testing Specialist is the primary resource within the School of Nursing to support and promote consistent usage of Elsevier/HESI/testing and resources within the nursing pre/post-licensure educational programs, preparing students for the goal of achieving passing on the first-time on the NCLEX-RN.Â
Four critical functions of the Nursing Faculty Assessment and Testing Specialist are to:
(1) mentor faculty in the implementation of Elsevier/HESI/testing resources,
(2) support faculty in test integrity, development, construction, delivery, and item analysis,
(3) increase student performance and self-efficacy in academic testing,
(4) improve and maintain high performance on HESI testing and NCLEX-RN.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
10% Teaching (6 credits per academic year), 10% Service, and 80% administration (assessment and testing coordination)
Coordinates examination efforts at the SON.
Administrator for HESI and ExamSoft and Proctoring Solutions
Contact for products such as: Elsevier/HESI/ExamSoft and Proctoring Solutions
Manages the implementation efforts at the SON of testing products such as: HESI and ExamSoft and Proctoring Solutions Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Track HESI progress throughout the curriculum
Report data to HESI and aggregate data from ExamSoft
Stays abreast of changes with HESI and ExamSoft by maintaining frequent contact with representatives
Participates in curriculum planning, implementation, and development.
In conjunction with administration, develops, and assists with implementation of testing Policy. Routinely re-evaluates testing Policy and proposes changes based on past usage, faculty or student feedback, and current course/curriculum needs.
Provides faculty development initiatives that support faculty needs related to testing.
Provides faculty development on the use of the Elsevier/HESI, ExamSoft, and proctoring solutions platforms and resourcesÂ Â Â Â Â Â
In collaboration with Curriculum Committee, defines âœat risk student,â and determine how best to use best practices in the products selected by the SON.Â
Collaborate and communicate regularly with Student success coaches, tutors, and academic advisors
Collaborates with the Associate Dean regarding NCLEX-RN and HESI data and teacher made exam data.
Collaborates on development of dashboard to predict NCLEX-RN performance over time
Collaborates on development of reports for in-college use, as well as HESI required reports
Implements changes to processes related to testing strategies and integration that need improvement. Assist in development of policies related to testing, such as progression and remediation policies.
Develop cadre of Super-Users among faculty across grade levels and campuses, holding regular meetings.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Mentor and advise faculty regarding course and RN predictor results/course improvements.Â Â Â Â Â Â
Consult with faculty regarding item-development-makingÂ Â
Creates methods for integrating NCLEX-RN next generation style questions in course lecturesÂ Â
Update faculty regarding changes and updates on NCLEX-RN, ExamSoft, and other resources that support electronic testing and student successÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Presents regularly at faculty and organizational meetings to give brief updates on the state of HESI and electronic testing usage and benefits realized.
This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.
WORK WITH STUDENTS
Identify at-risk students
Remediate or refer all at-risk students, noting trends across grade level
Guest lecture testing skills
Teach didactic course, or part of course, including test-taking strategies identifying key words or prioritizing identifiers, test anxiety, relaxation techniques, and study skills related to analytical testing.
Target students who do not achieve Identified benchmarks on HESI Comprehensive NCLEX-RN predictor exam-Senior level
Serves as a champion to support graduates until NCLEX-RN is passed
Monitor progress of all testing at the School of Nursing
Evaluate student progress towards attainment of goals
In collaboration with faculty, analyzes exams for level of test items, including item analysis using the electronic system and proposes changes as necessary
Use HESI and aggrege data to examine gaps in course and/or curriculum content
Monitor rends within courses and among cohorts
Monitor progress on NCLEX-RN
Stays abreast of changes in NCLEX-RN blueprint and NCLEX-RN style questions
Course evaluations from NCLEX-RN courses
Facilities focus groups of graduates who have already taken the NCLEX-RN to gain insights
Self-directed in day-to-day work
Creative problem-solver with faculty and student issues
Education â“ Education: Master of Science degree in Nursing; Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, both from regionally accredited college or university and from an ACEN or CCNE-accredited program
Experience â“ Experience: 2 to Five years of progressive responsible teaching and leadership experience in baccalaureate nursing education, including implementation and evaluation of electronic products such as exams in courses; Experience teaching across multiple grade levels desired.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Effective Communication Skills: Professional written and verbal communication
Test taking skills/test taking strategies/test exam strategies
Test item writing/test item construction
psychometric analysis/test item analysis
staff development/continuing education
student study skills; student success/support programs
Registration, Certification, or Licensure
Licensure/Certification: Current, unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) in the State of TX
Supervision Received/GivenÂ Â
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
*List physical demands
â‹Completed online application
Three professional references with complete contact information
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Official transcripts must be received directly from each degreeâgranting institution prior to a letter of appointment being issued.
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