Nursing Assistant Professor Selected as Volunteer Item Writer for the NCLEX

April 16, 2024

clappKara Diersing-Clapp, PhD, MSN, APRN-c, RN, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing at Roseman University of Health Sciences 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.

Dr. Diersing-Clapp, was approved by the Utah Board of Nursing and selected by NCSBN to participate on the NCLEX item development panel of subject matter experts that was held in Chicago, IL on August 17-20, 2015. Dr. Diersing-Clapp was one of a select number of nurses from across the nation to be chosen for this assignment. She was nominated on the basis of her clinical specialty and nursing expertise.


“It’s an impressive honor to be selected to be an item writer,” said Dr. Brian Oxhorn, Roseman Interim Dean of the College of Nursing.

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.

Congratulations Dr. Diersing-Clapp. Roseman is lucky to have you.