Local nurse serves on national nursing panel

A Morrison County registered nurse has been chosen as a volunteer item reviewer for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Licensure Examination (NCLEX). The NCSBN, headquartered in Chicago, Ill., is responsible for developing and administering the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN licensing examinations.

Carolyn Boser, RN, Pierz, a nurse at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls, was approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing and selected by NCSBN to participate on the NCLEX item development panel of subject matter experts that was held November 12-15, 2012, in Chicago.

Boser was one of six nurses from across the nation to be selected for the assignment. She was chosen based upon her clinical specialty and nursing expertise.

All nurses in the United States and the four U.S. Territories must take the NCLEX. The licensing examination identifies those candidates who demonstrate competence to practice nursing at the entry level and passing the exam is one of the requirements for obtaining a nursing license.

Nurses interested in contributing to the profession by serving on a NCLEX item development panel should complete the online application by visiting the NCSBN Web site at www.ncsbn.org.