NCSBN depends on practicing nurses to assist in the NCLEX® item development process. Panel members travel to Chicago (all expenses paid) to write or review test items for the NCLEX® examination. On site training is provided. As an NCLEX® panel member you not only have the opportunity to earn contact hours, but also to network with your nursing colleagues on a national level.
To qualify, you must be a registered nurse (RN) or a licensed practical/vocational nurse (LPN/VN) in the jurisdiction where you practice. Specific requirements for the volunteer panels also include:
Panels are held throughout the year. This is your opportunity to contribute to the continued excellence of the nursing profession. You can apply today online at www.ncsbn.org At the homepage under Nurses& Faculty menu, you will see a link for NCLEX Item Development.
- Item Writers must be a RN or LPN/VN for the NCLEX-PN® exam and a RN with a masters degree or higher for the NCLEX-RN® exam; and be responsible for teaching basic/undergraduate students in the clinical area.
- Item Reviewers must be a RN or LPN/VN for the NCLEX-PN® exam and a RN for the NCLEX-RN® exam; and currently employed in a clinical setting, working directly with nurses who have entered practice within the last 12 months.