The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is excited to announce Tara Myers, MA, PhD, as the new director of measurement services.
Myers joins ANCC as an industrial/organizational (I/O) psychologist with more than 15 years of experience providing human capital consulting services. She received an MA and a PhD in I/O psychology from the University of Nebraska and has led job analysis, assessment, and validation work for several agencies within the federal government as well as in the private sector. Her areas of expertise include test development, job analysis, selection, performance management, and measurement validation.
In her most recent role at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), Myers led several teams through change management efforts, including a team responsible for the development of test items and forms for a nationally administered, high-stakes standardized exam.
“I’m excited to join an organization that does such important work,” Myers said. “I look forward to helping develop quality certification exams that nurses, hospitals, and patients can count on as a standard of excellence.”
As director of measurement services at ANCC, Myers will ensure that quality certification examinations are developed and maintained in a psychometrically sound, legally defensible manner, and that eligibility standards are applied accurately, consistently, and without discrimination.
“We are delighted to have someone of Tara’s caliber join our team at ANCC,” said Vice President of Certification and Measurement Services Christine Leyden, MSN, RN. “With Tara’s experience and expertise, ANCC will continue to pioneer innovative and sound certifications for the nursing profession.”
ANCC’s Certification Program enables nurses to demonstrate their specialty expertise and validate their knowledge to employers and patients. Through targeted exams that incorporate the latest nursing-practice standards, ANCC certification empowers nurses with pride and professional satisfaction.
The mission of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), is to promote excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing programs. ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify and recognize individual nurses in specialty practice areas. ANCC recognizes healthcare organizations that promote nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes while providing safe, positive work environments. In addition, ANCC accredits healthcare organizations that provide and approve continuing nursing education. ANCC is the only nurse credentialing organization to successfully achieve ISO 9001:2008 certification in the design, development, and delivery of global credentialing services and support products for nurses and healthcare organizations.