The Collective Voice of Nursing Regulation

NCSBN is fueled by the wisdom, experience and tireless work of nursing regulatory bodies. Together we speak on public health matters, advocate for critical public policy, regulate the profession of nursing and create solutions for a better tomorrow.


The Mission

NCSBN empowers and supports nursing regulators in their mandate to protect the public.

The Vision

Leading regulatory excellence worldwide.

The NCSBN Values


Forging solutions through respect, diversity, inclusion and collective strength of all stakeholders.


Demonstrating and expecting openness, clear communication and equity and accountability of processes and outcomes.


Embracing change as an opportunity to better organize endeavors for all and turn new ideas into action.


Doing the right thing for the right reasons through honest, open and ethical dialogue.


Striving to be and do our best in rapidly changing environments.

NCSBN Strategic Plan 2023-2025

Strategic Initiative A:

Promote agile regulatory systems for relevance and responsiveness to change.

Strategic Initiative B:

Champion regulatory solutions to address borderless health care delivery.

Strategic Initiative C:

Strengthen the capacity, capability, diversity and engagement of regulatory leadership.

Strategic Initiative D:

Pioneer competency assessments to support the future of health care and the advancement of regulatory excellence.

Invaluable Resources

NCSBN offers a variety of publications, papers, videos, webinars, and other resources presenting in-depth information that contribute to the body of nursing knowledge.

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