Judith Burckhardt is Executive Director, Nursing for Kaplan, Inc. Burckhardt graduated from Loyola University with a BS in Nursing, she received a MS in Education from Washington University and a doctorate in Educational Administration from the University of Nebraska. Judth spent many years as an educator in diploma, ADN, and BSN nursing programs and has developed instructor-led continuing education programs for online delivery. She is also the coauthor of a top selling book of strategies for preparation for the NCLEX-RN® exam. Judith is based in St. Louis, MO.
Barbara J. Irwin, BSN, RNis National Curriculum Director for Nursing programs at Kaplan, Inc. She supervises development of the Kaplan courses for preparation for the NCLEX-RNreg; exam for U.S. nursing students and international nurses, as well as integrated testing programs implemented by nursing schools. While tutoring students that had been unsuccessful on the NCLEX-RNreg; exam, Irwin developed a series of innovative test-taking strategies that help students achieve success on this high-stakes test. She presents Strategy Seminars and Test-Taking Seminars for the NCLEX-RNreg; to nursing school faculties and students nationwide. Irwin received her bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Oklahoma. Judith A. Burckhardt, PhD, RNis Executive Director, Nursing for Kaplan, Inc. After graduating from Loyola University in Chicago with a bachelor of science in nursing, she received a masterrsquo;s in education from Washington University and a doctorate in Educational Administration from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Her professional background includes many years of experience as an educator in diploma, A.D.N., and B.S.N. nursing programs. She has developed programs and materials to help prepare students for the NCLEX-RNreg; exam and has presented seminars for preparation for the NCLEX-RNreg; exam and career development seminars to students, nurses, and health care professionals in the United States and abroad. Burckhardt has also given item-writing workshops to nursing school faculties. She has written articles for nursing publications and has developed instructor-led continuing education programs for online delivery.