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Gateway Nursing Program Administrator Helps Develop National Licensing Exams

Teresa Mauk of Union, administrator of the nursing program at Gateway Community & Technical College, is one of only 12 nurses nationwide selected as subject matter experts to develop national nursing licensing exams.

Mauk was approved for the post by the Kentucky Board of Nursing and selected as an item writer by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. NCSBN develops and administers the Nursing Licensure Examination, including both the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN licensing exams.

Mauk participated in the process in Chicago in late June. She was nominated based on clinical specialty and nursing expertise, according to Ross Santell, Gateway associate provost for nursing and allied health.

It is quite an honor to be selected for the process, Santell said. Teresas selection speaks very highly of the quality of our nursing faculty.

All nurses in the United States and its four U.S. territories must take the NCLEX test. The exam identifies those candidates who demonstrate entry-level competence to practice nursing. Passing the NCLEX exam is one of the requirements necessary for attaining a nursing license.