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NCLEX-RN standard setting panel

​posted April 24, 2015

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is recruiting registered nurses to sit on the Standard Setting Panel ofJudges. The panel will meet in Chicago, Sept. 9–11, 2015. 


If you'd like to apply for this opportunity, you must must be a practising registered nurse in good standing and work in clinical practice. In addition, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • ​Employed as a RN for at least two years and work with, supervise, and/or educate newly registered RNs within their first 12 months of practice
  • employed less than one year as an RN 


The NCLEX-RN® Test Plan is evaluated on a three-year schedule involving an extensive job analysis survey of newly licensed nurses and input from various nursing experts.  The latest NCLEX-RN® Test Plan becomes effective April 1, 2016. Along with the test plan, the passing standard is re-evaluated on a three-year cycle to ensure the appropriate passing standard is in place for the corresponding examination. NCSBN's Board of Directors is responsible for setting the passing standard but the tasks performed during the panel of judges meeting will help the Board of Directors when the standard setting decision is made.

The Standard Setting Panel of Judges will comprise a minimum of nine (9) members, representing various NCSBN regulatory bodies using NCLEX for primary licensure purposes. The group will reflect registered nurses with varying years of nursing experience in entry-level clinical practice areas.  

Travel-related expenses will be covered by NCSBN​.


If you're interested in this opportunity​, please complete the application form​ (fillable PDF) and return it to by May 12, 2015.​

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