For Immediate Release
September 29, 2015


LCC Nursing instructor Merry Bond's clinical specialty and nursing expertise qualified her to help write questions for the NCLEX exams.

All nurses in the United States and its four U.S. territories must take the NCLEX® exam in order to attain a nursing license. Bond was one of ten nurses from across the nation selected for this assignment by The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).

She was approved at the state level by the Washington Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, and traveled to Chicago Illinois in late August 2015 to participate in the NCLEX® item development panel of subject matter experts.

“Participating in this panel gave me a better understanding of the nursing competencies students need master in order to begin entry level nursing,” she explained.

Bond participated in the Practical Nurse Item Writing panel for the NCLEX-PN licensing exam required by licensed practical nurses. She has been an instructor at LCC since 2010, has an A.A. from Lower Columbia College, a B.S. from Washington State University, and a Masters in Nurse Educator from Capella University.

The LCC Nursing Program is committed to providing excellence in nursing education that encompasses critical thinking, competencies in the role of provider of care, manager of care and member in the discipline of nursing, with an emphasis on life-long learning.


For more information contact

Karen Joiner, Executive Dean of Instructional Programs and Nursing Program Director

Merry Bond

Merry Bond
LCC Nursing Instructor.

News and Media Contact:

 Wendy Hall, Vice President, Effectiveness & College Relations, Lower Columbia College


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