Gordon selected as subject matter expert by national nursing organization

April 15, 2014

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Sharon Gordon, practical nursing program director at Penn State Lehigh Valley, was 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. Gordon was approved by the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing and selected by NCSBN to participate on the NCLEX item development panel of subject matter experts that was held in Chicago on March 10 to 13.

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

All nurses in the United States and its four 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.

Nurses interested in contributing to the profession through volunteering to serve on NCLEX team development panels should complete the application at www.ncsbn.org.

  • Sharon Gordon, director of Penn State Lehigh Valley Practical Nursing Program

    Sharon Gordon directs the Practical Nursing program at the Lehigh Valley campus.

    IMAGE: Kate Morgan

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