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Buckner Selected as Item Writer by NCSBN

Dr. Martha Buckner was selected as an Item Writer for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination (NCLEX). The national Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), headquarted in Chicago, is responsible for developing and administering the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN licensing exams.
Martha Buckner, Ph.D., RN, assistant professor of nursing at Belmont University, was selected by NCSBN to participate on the NCLEX item development panel session held in Chicago August 14 – 17. Buckner was one of 15 nurses from across the nation to be selected for this prestigious assignment. She was nominated by the Tennessee State Board of Nursing on the basis of background and nursing expertise.
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.
Buckner also recently defended her doctoral dissertation and has completed her doctoral coursework.