NMC Test of Competence (Nursing Associates) Standardisation Expert Panel Members

AlphaPlus and the University of Nottingham are working with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to develop the new test of competence for individuals who have trained as a nursing associate outside the EU/EEA and are applying to register as a nursing associate in the UK.

We are currently seeking nursing associate experts to join our expert panels being set up to undertake standardisation work to establish the pass mark for these tests.

The standardisation work will be carried out using the Angoff method, whereby a panel of subject experts judge the difficulty of each test item by the agreed process, in order to determine a cut-score.  This is the lowest score that a minimally qualified candidate is likely to achieve in the given test.  Experience of test standardisation is not essential as training and support will be given.

The work will take place from Monday 21 June to Friday 16 July 2021 for the computer-based tests, and between 8 August and 2 September 2021 for the OSCEs, via online meetings and independent working, for part-days. The rate of pay for this work is £320 per day.

The role description is located here.

If you wish to be considered as a panel member for either or both of CBTs and OSCEs please send an expression of interest and a copy of your current CV as soon as possible to Kath Fanning, .  An indication of any dates you would not be available within the given timeframe would also be helpful.

We will close this opportunity as soon as we have reached our full complement of panel experts.