Jorgenson nominated to national exam board

Jorgenson nominated to national exam board Kathy Jorgenson, a professor at The University of South Dakota department of nursing, was selected to serve as an Item Writer for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

Jorgenson has lectured in the university's department of nursing from 1976 to1986 and currently serves as an associate professor of nursing, a position she has held since the fall of 1993.

"Being nominated to be an item writer for the National Council of States Boards of Nursing was an honor as well as a real learning experience for me," said Jorgensen.�"The panel spent time in a workshop about the NCLEX exam and then developed questions for the remainder of the week in Chicago.�The questions go from us to a panel of item reviewers and then to the RN candidates for additional item analyses," she said.

According to Jorgensen, the NCSBN will contact the panel again in two years to write questions again.

Jorgensen and her husband Jay live in Gayville.

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, headquartered in Chicago, is responsible for developing and administering the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN licensing exams. All nurses in the United States and its five U.S. territories must take the NCLEX. The licensing exam identifies those candidates who demonstrate minimal competence to practice nursing at the entry level. Passing the NCLEX exam is one of the requirements necessary for attaining a nursing license.

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