MACE Item Development Application

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The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN) appreciates your interest in volunteering for an item development workshop. Qualified, highly motivated and professionally committed nurses who are currently licensed and employed in the United States or its member board jurisdictions are needed to assist in developing test items (questions) for the National Council Certification Examinations (NNAAP and MACE).

If you are interested in participating, please fill out this online application and provide your current e-mail address as NCSBN staff will contact you via e-mail. If you have questions or if you have any difficulties completing the application, please contact us at Thank you for your interest.

Item Writing and Review workshops for the MACE examinations are held annually. Additional workshops may be held when necessary. Workshops are three or four days long. To qualify, you must be currently licensed in the state or jurisdiction where you practice. Only nurses in states or jurisdictions within the US or its member board territories qualify for the purpose of participating in Item Writing and Review.


Qualifying Questions

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1. I am a registered nurse in good standing with my regulatory agency / state board of nursing.