When allotting points for each content area to the verb (i.e., column heading), decide which Comfort Care
for Adults course outcome verb is most important for the content area and then assign more points. For
example, if you think that Comfort Care for Adults course outcome verb #2 is more important than Comfort
Care for Adults course outcome verb #1, you would allot more points to Comfort Care for Adults course
outcome verb #2. Please note: You do NOT have to allot points to each cell, but there must be points for
each course outcome.
The test blueprint portion of the assignment must use the template that is provided (see the Assignment
section of NR537).
Twelve test items must be developed by the MSN student. The items must be consistent with the cognitive
level noted in the test blueprint.
Of the twelve test questions, eight must be multiple choice questions, each with a stem and four
options/distractors. The remaining four items must be alternative test items (i.e., true/false, fill-in-the-blank,
matching, short answer, etc.). Within the four alternative test items, two different types of alternative items
must be demonstrated.
A reference list is not needed unless a citation is provided, which is not expected.
Title page, body of paper, and reference page (if needed) must follow APA guidelines as found in the
current edition of the manual.
Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal, scientific