Wilda Rinehart received her associate degree in nursing from Northeast MississippiCommunity College in Booneville, Mississippi. After working as a staff nurse and chargenurse, she became a public health nurse and served in that capacity for a number of years. In1975, she received her Nurse Practitioner Certification in obstetric-gynecology from theUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1979, she completed herbachelor's of science degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women and the followingyear completed her master's degree in nursing from the same university. In 1980, Ms.Rinehart accepted a faculty position at Northeast Mississippi Community College where shehas taught medical-surgical nursing and obstetrical nursing. In 1982, she founded Rinehartand Associates Educational Consults. For the past 22 years, she and her associates have workedwith nursing graduates and schools of nursing to assist graduates to pass the National CouncilLicensure Exam for Nursing. She has also worked with faculty who want to improve their itemwriting skills and as a curriculum consultant. Ms. Rinehart has served as a convention speakerthroughout the southeastern United States and as a reviewer of medical-surgical and obstetrictexts. She has coauthored NCLEX review materials and is presently working on DVD andCD review programs. As president of Rinehart and Associates, she serves as coordinator of acompany dedicated to improving the quality of health through nursing education.Dr. Diann Sloan holds an associate degree in nursing from Northeast Mississippi CommunityCollege, a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Mississippi, and a master'sdegree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women. In addition to her nursing degrees,she holds a master of science in education degree in counseling psychology from Georgia StateUniversity and a doctor of philosophy degree in counselor education, with minors in both psychologyand educational psychology, from Mississippi State University. She has completedadditional graduate studies in healthcare administration at Western New England College andthe University of Mississippi.As a nurse educator, Dr. Sloan has taught pediatric nursing, psychiatric mental health nursing,and medical surgical nursing in both associate degree and baccalaureate nursing programs. Asa member of Rinehart and Associates Nursing Review, Dr. Sloan has conducted test constructionworkshops for faculty and nursing review seminars for both registered and practical nursegraduates. She has coauthored materials used in the item writing workshops for nursing facultyand Rinehart and Associates Nursing Review. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau nursinghonor society.Clara Hurd is an associate degree nurse graduate of Northeast Mississippi CommunityCollege in Booneville, Mississippi (1975). Her experiences in nursing are clinically based, havingserved as a staff nurse in medical-surgical nursing. She has worked as an oncology, intensive care,orthopedics, neurological, and pediatric nurse. She received her bachelor of sciencedegree in nursing from the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama, and her master'sdegree in nursing from the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi.She is currently serving as a nurse educator at Northeast Mississippi Community Collegeteaching medical-surgical content. Ms. Hurd has taught in both associate degree and baccalaureatenursing programs. She was a faculty member of Mississippi University for Women;Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee; and Tennessee State University inNashville, Tennessee. Ms. Hurd joined Rinehart and Associates in 1993. She has worked withstudents in preparing for the National Council Licensure Exam and with faculty as a consultantin writing test items. Ms. Hurd has also been a presenter at nursing conventions on varioustopics, including item writing for nursing faculty. Her primary professional goal is to preparethe student and graduate for excellence in the delivery of healthcare.