Roberson selected as item writer for state nurses

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 12, 2007

LORMAN — Shanda Roberson, RN, MSN, assistant professor of Alcorn State University School of Nursing, was approved by the Mississippi Board of Nursing and selected as an item writer by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to participate on the National Council Licensure Examination item development panel of subject matter experts that met in Chicago on July 24 through 27.

Roberson was one of 16 nurses from across the nation to be selected for this assignment. She was nominated on the basis of clinical specialty and nursing expertise.

NCSBN, headquartered in Chicago, is responsible for developing and administering the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN licensing exams.

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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.