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Godwin Selected

Western Maine Health President and Chief Executive Officer Timothy Churchill announced recently that Cathy Godwin, RN was selected as an Item Reviewer 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.


Cathy Godwin RN, Administrative Supervisor at Stephens Memorial Hospital was approved by the Maine 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 From 5/23 - 26/2011. 


Godwin was one of 6 nurses from across the nation o be selected for this assignment.  She was nominated on the basis of clinical specialty and nursing expertise.


All nurses in the United States and its four US territories must take the NCLEX®.  The licensing exam identified 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.


Nurses interested in contributing to the profession through volunteering to serve on NCLEX® item development panels, should apply by completing the application online at


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