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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

Managing Director

Kivett & Company Communications

+1 (212) 727-2935

Robert Dekker

Vice President, Communications

Wolters Kluwer Health

+1 (215) 521-8928


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Launching The New


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.


Visit the new NurseONE today and start exploring the wealth of nursing information that is just a click away.


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An exclusive contest for CNSA members

As a member of CNSA, you automatically qualify for exclusive group rates and benefits on home and auto insurance with The Personal.

 In addition, CNSA members have access to an exclusive offer from The Personal: A chance to win a 12-month gym membership along with the services of a fitness coach with My Personal Trainer Contest.

Simply spend a few minutes online to complete a quote and you will be entered to win.

The Personal will sign you up, and cover all the registration fees! 

This contest is strictly opened to CNSA members, which guarantees that one of you will get to enjoy this prize!

Get a quote for your chance to win


Certain conditions apply. The Personal refers to The Personal General Insurance Inc. in Quebec and The Personal Insurance Company in all other provinces and territories. Auto Insurance is not available in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia due to government-run plans. No purchase necessary. Contest runs from September 2, 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


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“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

CNA launches 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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      •   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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