Weil Selected as Item Writer for NCLEX
April 16, 2008
Coleen M. Weil of Hebron, assistant professor of nursing at Wor-Wic Community College, was recently selected as a nursing licensure examination (NCLEX) item writer by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).

Weil was one of 16 nurses from across the nation selected by the NCSBN to participate in an NCLEX item development panel session. She was nominated by the Maryland Board of Nursing on the basis of her background and nursing expertise.

Headquartered in Chicago, the NCSBN promotes safe and effective nursing practices and strives to advance the health care system through nursing regulation. The NCSBN is responsible for developing and administering the NCLEX licensing examination. Licensure examinations protect public health and welfare by licensing only those nursing school graduates who will provide quality health care. All nurses in the U.S. and its five territories are required to take the NCLEX to obtain a nursing license.

Weil received her diploma in nursing from St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in Bethlehem, Penn., a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Saint Martin’s College in Lacey, Wash., and her master’s degree in nursing from Seattle (Wash.) University.

Prior to becoming a full-time nursing faculty member at Wor-Wic in 2002, Weil was a registered nurse at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle and a clinical nursing instructor at Highline Community College in Des Moines, Wash. She has 28 years of experience as a nurse.

Weil and her husband, John, acute dialysis manager at DaVita Dialysis in Berlin, have two grown sons and two grown daughters.