The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 19, 2013

Beckley native chosen for licensure panel

Regina G. Goldwire, RN, MSN, formerly Regina J. Gray of Beckley, was one of seven nurses from across the nation selected to a volunteer item writer panel of judges for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination held April 29-May 2 in Chicago.

NCSBN is responsible for developing and administering the NCLEX-RN® and NCLEX-PN® licensing exams.

Goldwire was nominated on the basis of clinical specialty and nursing expertise.

All nurses in the United States and its four U.S. territories must take the NCLEX®. The licensing exam identifies those candidates who demonstrate minimal competence to practice nursing at the entry level. Passing the NCLEX® exam is one of the requirements necessary for attaining a nursing license.

Goldwire graduated from Wood-row Wilson High school in 1989. She has served in the military and has been a nurse for 12 years, a registered nurse for eight years and has had a master’s degree for four years.

She received a post-graduate certificate with the distention of Family Nurse Practitioner on May 10 from Tennessee State University.

Goldwire is looking to apply for a doctorate degree late next year.

She attributes her work ethic and values to her wonderful parents, Eugene and Patty Gray, who still reside in Beckley.

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