Exam Volunteer Opportunities


Hundreds of nurse educators, clinicians and managers who work with entry-level nurses contribute to the development of the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN licensing exams. Below are the three panels for which volunteers are selected:

  • Item Writing - Item writers create the items that are used for the NCLEX.
  • Item Review - Item reviewers examine the items that are created by item writers.
  • Panel of Judges - The panel of judges recommends potential NCLEX passing standards to the NCSBN Board of Directors.
Watch the following NCLEX Webinars:
  •  NCLEX Item Writing and Item Review (English and French)
  •  NCLEX Sensitivity and Differential Item Functioning Reviews (English and French)

Benefits of Participation

  • Earn continuing education contact hours.
  • Contribute to continued excellence in the nursing profession.
  • Network on an international level.
  • Build new skills that are useful at work as well as for professional growth.

It is Easy to Participate!

Reminder: LPN/VNs who plan to take the NCLEX-RN within two years of service with NCSBN do not qualify for participation. 

Submit a Volunteer Application Now

Item Development Brochure- The NCLEX Depends On You!

NCSBN depends on nurses to assist in the NCLEX item development process.