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Nursing professor named to standards policy panel

Published: 21 August 2012


Loretta Heuer, professor of nursing, was selected by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to serve on the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program’s Skills Examination Standard-Setting Policy Panel held Aug. 2 in Chicago.

As part of the process to ensure that the revised skills examination content was an accurate measure of minimal competency for nurse aides, the national council and Pearson VUE convened a policy panel to review and affirm or revise the 2012 National Nurse Aide Assessment Program Standard-Setting Policy Panel’s recommended standard.

The National Nurse Aide Assessment Program consists of two components: a written or oral portion and a skills-demonstration portion. Each candidate must successfully complete both components of the exam before a state can add their name to the state nurse aide registry. The state registry is used to assure employers that the potential hire has met the federal and state requirements for employment.

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