FAIRFIELD, Maine — Ann M. Davis, a nursing instructor at Kennebec Valley Community College, has been selected as a volunteer Item Writer for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination.
Davis, RN, MSN, CNE, was approved by the Maine State Board of Nursing and selected by NCSBN to participate on the NCLEX item development panel of subject matter experts that was held in Chicago, Ill., on July 8-11, 2013.
NCSBN, headquartered in Chicago, is responsible for developing and administering the NCLEX-RN® and NCLEX-PN® licensing exams.
Davis was one of nine nurses from across the nation to be selected for this assignment. She was nominated on the basis of clinical specialty and nursing expertise.
All nurses in the United States and its four U.S. territories must take the NCLEX®. The licensing exam identifies those candidates who demonstrate minimal competence to practice nursing at the entry level. Passing the NCLEX exam is one of the requirements necessary for attaining a nursing license.
Nurses interested in contributing to the profession through volunteering to serve on NCLEX item development panels, should apply by completing the application online at www.ncsbn.org.
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