NCSBN is currently recruiting qualified nurses to serve on the upcoming NCLEX-RN Standard Setting Panel of Judges. The NCLEX-RN® Standard Setting Panel of Judges is scheduled for June 14-16, 2022 and will take place either in Chicago, Illinois or virtually via webinar to discuss entry-level registered nurse (RN) activities. Typically, these panels are held in person; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a decision on whether to convene virtually or in Chicago will be made closer to the panel.
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 will become effective April 1, 2023. Along with the test plan, the passing standard for the NCLEX-RN is re-evaluated on a three-year cycle to ensure it is appropriate for the corresponding examination. The Standard Setting Panel of Judges plays a critical role in providing important information, based on the experience and knowledge understood from working with entry-level nurses, to the NCSBN Board of Directors for setting the final passing standard for the next three years of the NCLEX-RN exam.
The Standard Setting Panel of Judges will be composed of a minimum of nine members, representing the NCSBN geographic areas, Canadian territories/jurisdictions and various clinical practice areas. Members of the panel must meet the following criteria:
- Registered nurse with an active nursing license in good standing
- Employed as a nurse for at least 2 years
- Current clinical practice
- Works with, precepts and/or supervises newly licensed RNs within their first 12 months of practice
Individuals interested in volunteering may submit their name, email address and phone number to [email protected] by February 25, 2022. NCSBN staff will contact the nominees directly with next steps and provide the online volunteer application. Please note that for in-person panels, NCSBN will cover travel-related expenses, including airfare, lodging and meals, for panel members.