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NCSBN seeking RNs and LPNs for exam development opportunities

Mar 6, 2024

Updated April 3, 2024: the deadline has passed and we are no longer accepting applications​. 

Seeking item reviewers

Are you a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN) who is interested in exam development activities for the LPN entry to practice exam, the REx-PN? 

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is seeking RNs and LPNs from B.C. to participate in an Item Review Panel (IRP) May 14-15, 2024, in Chicago, Illinois that will review new exam questions. All travel related expenses will be covered or reimbursed by the exam vendor.

To be considered for participation, you must be an RN or LPN who:

  • ​Is currently registered with BCCNM in good standing;
  • Has been employed as an RN or LPN for at least two years;
  • Is knowledgeable of the current LPN scope and practice of nursing, including entry-level LPN practice;
  • Has employer permission to be released from work duties and/or be available on your own time to participate in the review panel activities;
  • Is available from May 13-16, 2024 for travel to and from Chicago with valid passport;
  • Has not participated in nursing licensure examination development activities, including the development of nursing license exam preparation guides and courses in the previous two years. 

In addition, you will need to be: 

  1. ​​Currently employed in clinical nursing practice and work directly with LPNs who have entered nursing practice during the past 12 months (8 hours minimum per week); 


  1. ​​Currently employed as a clinical instructor (8 hours minimum per week), preferably working with senior level LPN students.

To apply, please email your name and resume or curriculum vitae to by March 22, 2024 with “Item review for REx-PN” in the subject line. If you are selected to participate, we will contact you with further information.

If you are not available for the May dates but are still interested in future opportunities for the REx-PN, you can submit an NCSBN volunteer application to be considered in the future.