Tina Schrick, lead instructor in the practical nursing program at Colby Community College, was recently selected as a volunteer item writer for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

NCSBN, headquartered in Chicago, is responsible for developing and administering the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN licensing exams.

It is the sixth time Schrick has been chosen to write for the NCLEX. She was approved by the Kansas Board of Nursing and selected by NCSBN to participate on the NCLEX item development panel of subject matter experts that was held in Chicago, Ill., on March 14–17, 2016.

Schrick was one of 10 nurses from across the nation to be selected for the assignment. She was nominated on the basis of clinical specialty and nursing expertise.

“Writing for National Council has brought me great insight into the testing process at the national level and has been helpful to prepare CCC students for the national exam,” she said.

All nurses in the United States and its four 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.