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CRNPEI VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Nursing holds the privilege of being a self-regulating profession under the authority of Regulated Health Professions Act (2013). CRNPEI is the regulatory body for registered nurses and nurse practitioners within PEI that upholds the Act and its associated regulations in a manner that serves and protects the public interest. Mandated by the Act, CRNPEI is required to establish committees supported by volunteer members to guide the profession of nursing in our jurisdiction.
There are 4 types of committees that operate under the College mandate:
- Council: Council of the College and Executive Committee
- Discipline Committees: Investigation Committees and Hearing Committees
- NP Advisory Committee
- Student Liaison Committee
Council positions are filled by nomination (RN members) or appointment by government (public representatives). Committee positions are filled as vacancies arise. When there is a vacancy, the list of interested members is reviewed.
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CRNPEI 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.
Qualifications to Serve on NCLEX® Panels
Item Development Panel, you must:
- Be currently licensed/registered in the jurisdiction in which you practice and employed in a U.S. NCSBN member board jurisdiction/Canada
- Be a registered nurse (RN) for the NCLEX-RN or a licensed practical/vocational nurse (LPN/VN) or RN for the NCLEX-PN;**
- Be knowledgeable of the current scope and practice of nursing, including entry-level practice
- Be employed as an RN or LPN/VN for at least two years; and
- 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
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
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.
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