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.

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.

Related Publications

Published Date: 2014
Topic: NCLEX Examinations

Published Date: 2013
Topic: NCLEX Examinations

 2013 NCLEX-RN Detailed Test Plan - Candidate Version

The NCLEX examination test plan provides a concise summary of the content and scope of the examination. The test plan also serves as a guide for both examination development and candidate preparation.

The 2013 NCLEX-RN Detailed Test Plan for Candidates is effective April 1, 2013.

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Published Date: 2013
Topic: NCLEX Examinations

Item Development - The NCLEX Examination Depends On You

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

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