The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), headquartered in Chicago, is responsible for developing and administering the NCLEX-RN ® and NCLEX-PN ® examinations. Nedgie D. Petion a registered nurse, at the Ottawa General Hospital was approved by the College of Nurses and selected by NCSBN to participate on the NCLEX item development panel of subject matter experts that was held in Chicago, IL, Tuesday, January 29, 2019 through Thursday, January 31, 2019.
"I am proud to be able to use my nursing experience to contribute to the development of the NCLEX examination process. I have found the experience with NCSBN to be professionally and personally rewarding. The quality of the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) depends on the commitment of nurses like myself to maintain high standards for the assessment of nursing competence in Canada at the entry level. The volunteers who participate on panels are an integral part of the examination development process; therefore I encourage every nurse who is able to, to take part in this volunteer opportunity."
Nedgie D. Petion was selected on the basis of her clinical specialty and nursing expertise. She graduated in the Bachelor of Science of nursing at the University of Ottawa Collaborative program with Algonquin in 2016. Throughout her nursing career she worked in a variety of clinical settings such as Pediatrics and Adult medical/surgical Units. She is currently employed at the Ottawa General Hospital where she pursues a specialization in Hemodialysis.
The NCLEX-RN® and NCLEX-PN® examinations identify candidates who demonstrate minimal competence to practice nursing at the entry level. The NCLEX-RN replaced the CRNE as Canada's national examination for those applying to be a registered nurse. Passing the NCLEX exam is now one of the requirements necessary for attaining nursing licensure in Canada since January 5th, 2015.
Please visit this website at www.ncsbn.org to learn more about the NCLEX and item development volunteer opportunities.