SOURCE: Prometric


August 01, 2011 09:00 ET

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board Extends Contract With Prometric for Test Development Services

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - Aug 1, 2011) - Prometric, trusted provider of market-leading test development and delivery solutions, today announced that the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB), the largest nonprofit organization for pediatric nursing which offers nationally acclaimed certification, has extended their contract with Prometric to include test development services.

Prometric's Test Development Solutions group, newly formed to provide an even higher level of support for test development clients, will immediately begin facilitating a number of Test Development services for PNCB. Prometric will be conducting job analyses using PNCB's subject matter experts to identify key responsibility and competency areas required for effective performance in the profession, as well as conducting exam item writing and item review workshops. In addition, the team will leverage Prometric's proprietary item banking tool, Intelitest, to house all new and existing test items to develop certification exam forms.

"Prometric has a comprehensive understanding of nursing certification, and we employ nursing professionals as part of our test development and psychometric teams," said Bill Murtagh, senior vice president for sales and client services at Prometric. "We are honored to have been selected by PNCB to support their item writing and test development efforts in addition to the test delivery services we already provide them."

Since March 2010, Prometric and PNCB have successfully delivered PNCB's nationally recognized Certified Pediatric Nurse and Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certifications through Prometric's extensive test center network.

Peg Harrison, MS, RN, CPNP, PNCB Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Management of item banks for our current and future exams requires the best partner in communication, security, and technology. Prometric's top-notch delivery of our exams throughout the U.S. and beyond gives us every confidence for a strong collaborative relationship as their staff work with our esteemed item writing teams."

About Prometric
Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is a trusted provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment. Its market-leading test development and delivery solutions allow clients to develop and launch global testing programs as well as accurately measure program results and data. Prometric reliably delivers and administers more than 10 million tests a year on behalf of approximately 400 clients in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional, corporate and information technology markets. It delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilizing a robust network of more than 10,000 test centers in more than 160 countries. For more information, please visit

About PNCB

Established in 1975, the PNCB is the largest independent pediatric nursing certification organization in the United States. PNCB's programs are recognized by every employer and state board of nursing in the nation. Today, over 28,000 pediatric nurses and nurse practitioners are certified by the PNCB, and nearly 15,000 registered nurses hold Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN®) status now available through PNCB's award-winning No Pass, No Pay program to reduce barriers to testing. PNCB's new specialty certification, the Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist for advanced practice nurses, will launch in late 2011. For more information about the PNCB, please visit

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