Newman University Associate Professor of Nursing Joan Melzer was recently selected as a volunteer item writer for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination (NCLEX). Melzer was one of only 11 nurses from across the nation to be selected for this assignment.
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), headquartered in Chicago, Ill., is responsible for developing and administering the NCLEX-RN (registered nurse) and NCLEX-PN (practical nurse) licensing exams. 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.
Melzer was approved by the Kansas Board of Nursing and selected by NCSBN to participate on the NCLEX item development panel of subject matter experts, which was held in Chicago Oct. 28 – Nov. 1, 2012.
Melzer was nominated on the basis of clinical specialty and nursing expertise.