On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) a global pandemic. NCSBN has gathered information about NCLEX updates, business impacts, impacts to nursing regulatory bodies (NRBs), emergency declarations and state statutory and administrative provisions and details by state about provisions for nurse licensure (RNs, LPN/VNs and APRNs).
NCSBN Extends Modified NCLEX Through Sept.30, 2020
State of the World's Nursing Report: Recommendations & Their Relevance to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Impact on NCLEX Candidates
NCSBN worked with Pearson VUE to reopen a limited number of testing centers as of March 25. The decision to reopen these centers speaks to the unprecedented need for nurses and their importance in the health care system during this time of global pandemic. Some changes will be made to our testing program to enable testing to resume. Key changes are addressed in the NCLEX FAQs and the COVID-19 & the NCLEX: Educator Webinar.
NCSBN Business Impacts
Procedures are in place so that there will be no business interruption for any of the services NCSBN provides to its members or the general public.
Emergency Response by States and Nurses
Every state, territory, and the District of Columbia has declared a state of emergency. Find out how governments are responding to the pandemic and how the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) is making it easier for nurses in participating states to provide crucial care.
Impact on Nursing Regulatory Bodies (NRBs)
Most U.S. Nursing Regulatory Bodies (NRBs) are closed or doing work remotely. This section has contact information for NCSBN members and the public to find out an NRB's business continuity plans.