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Nursing holds the privilege of being a self-regulating profession under the guidelines of the NT Nursing Profession Act (2003) and the NU Nursing Act (1998). The RNANT/NU is the professional association of registered nurses and nurse practitioners within the Northwest Territories and Nunavut that upholds these guidelines for the protection of the public. Mandated by the Acts, the RNANT/NU is required to establish committees supported by volunteer members to guide the profession of nursing in our jurisdictions.

Committee work may involve providing feedback on documents, assisting with registration or professional conduct decisions, or reviewing policy updates. Meeting are held monthly or bi-monthly depending on the committee.

All members can participate as you can call in from anywhere in the Northwest Territories or Nunavut.

There are various committees in which members can become involved; each having a different focus and varying level of commitment.

Board of Directors Education Advisory Committee
Newsletter Committee Professional Conduct Committee
Registration Committee RN Practice Committee
NP Practice Committee

If you would like to be a part of the exciting work being done at the RNANT/NU, please complete the V.O.I.C.E. form here (now a fillable form).

Committee positions are filled as vacancies arise. When there is a vacancy, the V.O.I.C.E. forms submitted by interested members are reviewed.

For more information email info@rnantnu.ca

The RNANT/NU makes every attempt to ensure committees represent our membership; therefore, the goal is for committees to have nurses with a variety of years of experience, from different practice settings, and from different regions.

NCLEX Item Writers & Reviewers

Qualifications to Serve on NCLEX® Panels

Item Development Panel, you must:

  1. Be currently licensed/registered in the jurisdiction in which you practice and employed in a U.S. NCSBN member board jurisdiction/Canada
  2. Be a registered nurse (RN) for the NCLEX-RN or a licensed practical/vocational nurse (LPN/VN) or RN for the NCLEX-PN;**
  3. Be knowledgeable of the current scope and practice of nursing, including entry-level practice
  4. Be employed as an RN or LPN/VN for at least two years; and
  5. Have not participated in nursing licensure examination development activities, including the development of nursing licensure exam preparation guides and courses in the previous two years.

We ask that subject matter experts (SMEs) with nursing licensure examination development experience not volunteer for NCLEX item development activities during this time frame to minimize potential biases that these previous experiences may bring to the NCLEX development process.

In addition to the listed qualifications:

    Item writers create the items (questions) that are administered on the NCLEX. You must be responsible for teaching basic/undergraduate students in the clinical area. NCLEX-RN item writers must have a master’s degree or higher.

    Item reviewers examine the items that are created by item writers. You must be currently employed in clinical nursing practice and working directly with nurses who have entered nursing practice during the past 12 months, specifically in a precepting or supervising capacity.

For More Information

Toll-free: 866.293.9600
Email: nclexinfo@ncsbn.org
Website: https://examvolunteers.ncsbn.org/NCLEX/NCLEXQualifierCAN.aspx

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