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Wolters Kluwer Health Announces Endorsement of NCLEX Preparation Product by
Canadian Nursing Students’ Association
Lippincott PassPoint is Sole NCLEX-RN Prep Product to Receive Group’s Approval
September 3, 2014 - Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-ofcare
solutions for the healthcare industry and health professions students, today announced that
Lippincott NCLEX-RN® PassPoint has been selected as the only NCLEX Exam preparation solution
officially endorsed by the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association (CNSA). Lippincott PassPoint is a
prominent NCLEX-preparation learning tool in the United States, and is now poised to become a
familiar resource in Canada.
Beginning in 2015, all new nurses in Canada will be required to pass the standard U.S. National Council
Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to meet certification. Although all registered nurses working in the
United States are highly familiar with and have passed the NCLEX, this is the first time it will be
required in Canada.
“As Canadian nursing students gear up for NCLEX, many are going to want to supplement their learning
and knowledge so that they can be well prepared for the exam,” said Reid Sherline, VP Publishing,
Professional & Education, Wolters Kluwer Health. “Lippincott PassPoint is going to help Canadian
nursing students improve their exam preparedness just as it has in the U.S. through exposure to
adaptive testing and with the personalized insight into their performance.”
Lippincott PassPoint is a powerful, online learning tool created specifically to help students hone their
understanding and improve preparedness for NCLEX-RN. The product is powered by prepU , an adaptive
learning system that continually adjusts to each student's demonstrated level of learning. The NCLEX is
a computerized adaptive test, so the adaptive nature of PassPoint provides an authentic practice
experience. Research shows that nearly 99 percent of students who use PassPoint report that they
pass NCLEX — more than 10 percentage points higher than the U.S. national average.
In PassPoint , students can take practice quizzes that adapt in difficulty and reinforce knowledge of
individual needs, topics or nursing concepts. With each new quiz, the system adapts to the student’s
current knowledge level, so the questions are neither too easy nor too hard. They also can take
simulated NCLEX-RN exams to gauge their readiness for the actual licensure experience. Students can
take practice exams as many times as they wish and benchmark their performance across time.
PassPoin t also provides detailed performance insight to help instructors and students determine where
to focus future study.
“We are impressed with Lippincott PassPoint partly due to its adaptive nature, which is quite similar to
NCLEX itself and also based on the success it has achieved in the U.S.,” said Rajet Anand, President of
the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association (CNSA). “Our endorsement is intended to send the message
that Canadian students can benefit from some extra preparation to be ready to face this exam and by
using PassPoint they can be assured that they are using a resource with proven ability to improve
Comprising nearly 30,000 members, CNSA is the national voice of Canadian nursing students. CNSA is a
bilingual and pan-Canadian organization advocating for the needs of all nursing students, fostering
leadership and advocating for the evolving interests of nursing students.
Lippincott PassPoint helps prepare students to succeed in nursing practice through the use of leadingedge,
evidence-based content. The product links directly to content from both Lippincott Procedures
and Lippincott Advisor , two of the most trusted online clinical information solutions used by thousands
of direct-care nurses at the bedside to support better patient care through evidence-based practice.
Lippincott NCLEX-RN PassPoint is available for individual purchase by visiting the LWW website . The
product also is available to nursing schools and other institutions as a group purchase by contacting a
Wolters Kluwer Health Nursing Education sales representative. For more information, visit
About Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-ofcare
solutions for the healthcare industry. Serving more than 150 countries worldwide, clinicians rely
on Wolters Kluwer Health’s market leading information-enabled tools and software solutions
throughout their professional careers from training to research to practice. Major brands include
Health Language® , Lexicomp® , Lippincott Williams & Wilkins , Medicom® , Medi-Span® , Medknow , Ovid® ,
Pharmacy OneSource® , ProVation® Medical and UpToDate® .
Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer , a market-leading global information services
company. Wolters Kluwer had 2013 annual revenues of € 3.6 billion ($4.7 billion), employs
approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe,
North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den
Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX
and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt
program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).
Follow our official Twitter handle: @WKHealth .
About Canadian Nursing Students’ Association (CNSA)
For more than 40 years, CNSA has represented the interests of nursing students to federal, provincial,
and international governments and to other nursing and health care organizations. With nearly 30,000
members, CNSA is affiliated with the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, the Canadian Nurses
Association, and the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, with active participation at the board table
and other aspects.
Contact: Tom Kivett
Kivett & Company Communications
+1 (212) 727-2935
Vice President, Communications
Wolters Kluwer Health
+1 (215) 521-8928
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Launching The New NurseONE.ca
CNA has just launched the new NurseONE, and the CNSA board is proud to announce it includes an integrated function for CNSA member registration. This integrated registration function gives instant access to NurseONE to everyone, even new accounts. No more three step verification process. NurseONE accounts will now expire at the end of January, so there is no disruption in service during membership renewal.
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As a member of
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2014 – October 31, 2014. The final draw will take place on November 11, 2014.
*Total approximate prize value: $1,200. The grand prize includes a (12) month
gym membership at a designated gym with a predetermined amount of sessions with
a personal trainer depending on your province of residence. Contest rules available at
Click here to visit CNSA's Facebook page and share your ideas!
“Ask a registered nurse” Key Messages
1. The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) created a national public awareness campaign
to promote the value that registered nurses (RNs) bring to the health-care system,
raise awareness of the depth and complexity of their roles, and demonstrate the knowledge and
high standard of care they provide to Canadians.
2. CNA is working to improve the health-care system through the leadership of nursing,
a profession that is nearly 300,000 strong and provides care to people at every stage of life
in a multitude of settings.
3. Through print and television advertisements, CNA’s campaign gives glimpses into the
everyday work of RNs as they care for Canadians with expert knowledge, compassion and respect.
4. CNA’s RN campaign features scenarios from the four care settings: acute, community,
home and long-term care. The scenarios depict an assault victim, a cancer patient, an elderly
resident and a young mother — representing real situations where RNs provide care.
5. The language that accompanies the visuals of CNA’s RN ad campaign is designed to be
thought-provoking, to lead Canadians to consider the many different ways RNs support their
health and well-being — physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.
6. Registered nurse members of CNA were invited to appear in the campaign.
Those featured in the campaign were selected by a committee made up of CNA’s staff
and RN advisors, and john st., the advertising firm producing the campaign.
7. CNA members appearing in campaign materials represent Canada’s RN profession,
not themselves as individuals or their workplaces.
Ask a registered nurse
first-ever nationwide RN public awareness campaign to raise awareness of the
depth and complexity of the RN role. Through print and television
advertisements, the campaign gives glimpses into the everyday work of RNs as
they care for Canadians with expert knowledge, compassion and respect.
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- What is Harm Reduction? It's not just clean needles & condoms. Read more about it.
- GET INVOLVED!
- to show your support, use #Nurses4HarmReduction
- follow this campaign on Facebook. Consider posting a selfie of yourself demonstrating some harm reduction.
- Remember, sharing is caring- so share with your friends, family and the people you care for!
- Joint position statement on harm reduction by Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and the Canadian Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (CANAC)
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