Volunteer Opportunities at NCC

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer for NCC, please review responsibilities and requirements of each role.  Then, update interests and upload a current copy of your CV/resume under Volunteer Opportunities in your profile

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Volunteer opportunities include:

CE module reviewer

Review continuing education modules for accuracy and relevance.   You can earn 10 contact hours for donating your professional time.  Modules are produced all year round but fall is the busy time for module development.   Typical turn around time for a module review is one month.

There is no defined length of service but is based on completion of assignments and continued willingness to serve.

Content Team Member

Content Team members are responsible for the development of the NCC certification examinations. There is a content team for each active certification NCC offers.  Specific responsibilities include (not all of these tasks are performed each year):

  •  Development and updating of the test outline and competency statements

  • Review of test items developed by item writers

  • Pass/fail standard-setting activities (in addition to others)

  • Review of item statistics from exam administrations and pretest examinations

  • Approval of the exam forms to be administered

  • Review of item banks

  • Review of content validation/task analysis data

  • Development CCI assessments

  • Special projects/activities based on content team needs

Content Teams meet once a year at either a face to face or virtual meeting.  However, there is homework throughout the year and you can anticipate in addition to meeting time, you will be devoting about 10- 20 hours a year to Content Team activities.  It can be more depending on the activities of the Content Team.

Appointments are yearly.

NCC Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the policy-making body for the organization

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Coordinates and/or develops policies and procedures for the NCC programs, products, and services including establishment of eligibility criteria
  •  Oversees the financial operation of NCC by reviewing financial reports, monitoring the budget and establishing investment policies and monitoring performance of the investment portfolio.   
  •  Keeps informed of psychometric, professional nursing, and political issue that impact on the activities of NCC,  NCC certified nurses and holders of certificates of added qualification.    
  •  Conducts the regular business of the Board per bylaws and established policies and procedures.  

The Board meets once a year face to face in Chicago and once virtually.   Board members can also have liaison responsibilities to NCC Content Teams, committees or affiliated professional organizations which usually requires travel and 2-3 days of time.   Additionally, it can be anticipated Board will devote 5-10 days on review of Board documentation or work carried out between Board meetings.

The term of service is 3 years.


All volunteers should be currently certified by NCC and be in good standing.* 

Those holding a core certification must have their continuing competency education plan up to date.

Considerations in the selection of volunteers include:

  • Education preparation
  • Years in Practice/Employment history
  • Volunteer Leadership Experience (both professional and in the community)
  • Professional Literature Contributions
  • CE Presentations or Teaching Experience
  • Research Contributions
  • Recommendations from NCC a current or past NCC volunteer

 * Experts who are not eligible for NCC certification or hold an active certification in non-NCC certification specialty may be considered on an individual basis.

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