Latest News See All News /news/news.page ncsbn news t-slate [Nursys Update, News Update, News Release, Feature, COVID-19, NCLEX Update] [Nursys Update, News Update, News Release, Feature, COVID-19, NCLEX Update] [x-request-id] = [97a998379e52166bda44de362949b643] [cdn-loop] = [google] [accept-language] = [en-US,en;q=0.5] [x-forwarded-for] = [10.1.51.9] [accept] = [text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8] [via] = [1.1 google] [x-real-ip] = [127.0.0.1] [if-modified-since] = [Sun, 27 Nov 2022 02:35:07 GMT] [x-original-forwarded-for] = [3.214.216.26, 34.149.217.49] [x-cloud-trace-context] = [af5072e790c99d3ec5d4cdea5fcd9c7d/7528732909579819621] [host] = [lsds] [connection] = [close] [x-scheme] = [https] [accept-encoding] = [gzip] [user-agent] = [CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/)] current 8 en_US lcgw1w3k /default/main/NCSBN true ncsbn/News manual 2023-01-26 18:07:18 /default/main/NCSBN/STAGING 2023-01-26 16:52:55 en_US templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2023/ncsbn-statement-on-operation-nightingale.xml templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2023/ncsbn-statement-on-operation-nightingale.xml /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default lcgw1w3k 2023-01-26 16:52:55 lcgw1w3k lcgw1w3k templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2023/ncsbn-statement-on-operation-nightingale.xml lcgw1w3k 2023-01-26 16:49:00 /default/main/NCSBN News Update lcgw1w3k lcgw1w3k 1674777907680 2023-01-26 18:07:18 /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default/templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2023/ncsbn-statement-on-operation-nightingale.xml ncsbn-statement-on-operation-nightingale lcgw1w3k lcgw1w3k 1 NCSBN Statement on Operation Nightingale News Update 2023-01-26 16:49:00 /templatedata/ncsbn/Vertical-Navigation/data/news.xml <p>NCSBN applauds the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services&mdash;Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Justice Department for their important work on <a class="tx-link" href="https://oig.hhs.gov/newsroom/media-materials/nightingale/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Operation Nightingale</a>.<br /><br /></p> <p><a class="tx-link" href="/public-files/OperationNightengaleStatement.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Read NCSBN's Statement</a></p> /images/news-image.jpg no no <p>NCSBN applauds the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services&mdash;Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Justice Department for their important work on <a class="tx-link" href="https://oig.hhs.gov/newsroom/media-materials/nightingale/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Operation Nightingale</a>.</p> <p><a class="tx-link" href="/public-files/OperationNightengaleStatement.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Read NCSBN's Statement</a></p> NCSBN Statement on Operation Nightingale The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing. FALSE yes en_US lcgw1ug4 /default/main/NCSBN true ncsbn/News manual 2023-01-12 09:43:39 /default/main/NCSBN/STAGING 2023-01-12 08:40:25 en_US templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2023/ncsbn-ceo-david-benton-to-retire.xml templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2023/ncsbn-ceo-david-benton-to-retire.xml /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default lcgw1ug4 2023-01-12 08:40:25 lcgw1ug4 lcgw1ug4 templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2023/ncsbn-ceo-david-benton-to-retire.xml lcgw1ug4 2023-01-12 08:35:00 /default/main/NCSBN News Release lcgw1ug4 lcgw1ug4 1673537459419 2023-01-12 09:43:39 /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default/templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2023/ncsbn-ceo-david-benton-to-retire.xml ncsbn-ceo-david-benton-to-retire lcgw1ug4 lcgw1ug4 1 NCSBN CEO David Benton to Retire News Release 2023-01-12 08:35:00 /sites/ncsbn/news/news-releases.page /templatedata/ncsbn/Vertical-Navigation/data/news.xml <p>After eight years of distinguished service as CEO of NCSBN, David Benton, RGN, PhD, FRCN, FAAN, has announced his retirement, effective Sept. 30, 2023.</p> /images/Benton_retirement_720x480.png yes yes <p>CHICAGO, IL- After eight years of distinguished service as CEO of NCSBN, <strong>David</strong>&nbsp;<strong>Benton</strong>, RGN, PhD, FRCN, FAAN, has announced his retirement, effective Sept. 30, 2023. Throughout his tenure, Benton has worked diligently to support the important work of NCSBN Members, steadfastly promoting the mandate to protect the public through the regulation of nursing practice at the state, national and international levels.</p> <p>NCSBN Board of Directors (BOD) President Jay Douglas, MSM, RN, CSAC, FRE, executive director, Virginia Board of Nursing,&nbsp;commented. &ldquo;Dr. Benton is a visionary leader who has built on the rich history of NCSBN, taking the organization to a new level of engagement, testing, research and innovation on the international and domestic health profession and regulatory stage. Highly regarded by his peers, he has contributed significantly to NCSBN, guided by a deep understanding of global public protection issues and his strategic approach to a rapidly changing environment. As a seasoned CEO and consummate professional, Dr. Benton has positioned the organization well for the future.&rdquo;</p> <p>During his time at NCSBN, Benton strategically advanced the organization as one of the leading voices for regulation in the world.</p> <p>Under his leadership, NCSBN began the Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) Project, launching on April 1, 2023, which is an enhancement of the current exam. NGN focuses on the measurement of clinical judgment to ensure that those entering the nursing profession now and in the future are prepared for practice on day one.</p> <p>Benton oversaw the launch of several major projects and initiatives. In the last eight years NCSBN developed the groundbreaking Global Regulatory Atlas, which charts the nursing regulatory landscape and provides a comprehensive online compendium of nursing regulation worldwide. The organization also established the International Center for Regulatory Scholarship, an educational initiative that offers instruction designed to cultivate and elevate nursing leaders and policymakers around the world.</p> <p>Benton shepherded the implementation of the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact, which has since grown to 39 jurisdictions, allowing nurses greater mobility and increased access to care for patients. Additionally, he championed the APRN Compact, which when implemented will allow advanced practice registered nurses to care for patients across state lines&mdash;both in person and electronically.</p> <p>With Benton&rsquo;s skilled guidance at the onset and throughout the pandemic, NCSBN both led and was an active participant in a number of initiatives designed to increase access to NCLEX examination administration, reduce regulatory barriers for providers, open clinical experiences for nursing students and offer direction on the administration of COVID-19 vaccines.</p> <p>Benton was also a significant contributor to the <em>State of the World&rsquo;s Nursing 2020: Investing in Education, Jobs and Leadership Report, </em>offering a regulatory perspective and providing accurate data, evidence and suggestions for legislative change.&nbsp;</p> <p>The NCSBN BOD, led by President Douglas, has begun the search process of identifying the next NCSBN CEO. Korn Ferry, the leading global executive search firm, has been retained to assist the BOD to identify our next CEO. For additional information, please contact Susan Streeter at Susan.Streeter@kornferry.com.</p> <p><strong>About NCSBN</strong><strong><br /></strong>Empowering and supporting nursing regulators across the world in their mandate to protect the public, NCSBN is an independent, not-for-profit organization. As a global leader in regulatory excellence, NCSBN champions regulatory solutions to borderless health care delivery, agile regulatory systems and nurses practicing to the full scope of their education, experience and expertise. A world leader in test development and administration, NCSBN&rsquo;s NCLEX<sup>&reg;</sup>&nbsp;Exams are internationally recognized as the preeminent nursing examinations.&nbsp;</p> <p>NCSBN&rsquo;s membership is comprised of the nursing regulatory bodies (NRBs) in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories. There are five exam user members and 25 associate members that are either NRBs or empowered regulatory authorities from other countries or territories.&nbsp;</p> <p>The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not individual members.</p> NCSBN CEO David Benton to Retire The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing. benton NCSBN Organization FALSE yes en_US lbef03o8 /default/main/NCSBN true ncsbn/News manual 2023-01-12 09:30:41 /default/main/NCSBN/STAGING 2022-12-08 14:10:49 en_US templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-upholds-nclexrn-and-nclexpn-examination-passing-standards.xml templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-upholds-nclexrn-and-nclexpn-examination-passing-standards.xml /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default lbef03o8 2022-12-08 14:10:49 lbef03o8 lbef03o8 templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-upholds-nclexrn-and-nclexpn-examination-passing-standards.xml lbef03o8 2022-12-08 14:01:00 /default/main/NCSBN News Release lbef03o8 lbef03o8 1671116443273 2023-01-12 09:30:41 /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default/templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-upholds-nclexrn-and-nclexpn-examination-passing-standards.xml ncsbn-upholds-nclexrn-and-nclexpn-examination-passing-standards lbef03o8 lbef03o8 1 NCSBN Upholds NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN Examination Passing Standards News Release 2022-12-08 14:01:00 /sites/ncsbn/news/news-releases.page /templatedata/ncsbn/Vertical-Navigation/data/news.xml <p>The NCSBN Board of Directors (BOD) voted on Dec. 6, 2022, to uphold the current passing standards for the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN Examinations when the Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) is launched April 1, 2023.</p> /images/2023-standard-featured-news.png yes yes <p>CHICAGO - The NCSBN Board of Directors (BOD) voted on Dec. 6, 2022, to uphold the <a href="https://www.nclex.com/passing-standard.page">current passing standards</a> for the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN Examinations when the Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) is launched April 1, 2023. NGN is an enhancement of the current examinations which will place more emphasis on the measurement of a candidate&rsquo;s nursing clinical judgment.&nbsp;</p> <p>NCSBN BOD President Jay Douglas, MSM, RN, CSAC, FRE, executive director, Virginia Board of Nursing, noted, &ldquo;After careful consideration of all of the available information, the board determined that the current passing standard is appropriate as a measure of safe and effective entry-level nurse practice.&rdquo;</p> <p>The BOD used multiple sources of information to guide its evaluation and discussion of the passing standard. As part of this process, NCSBN convened expert panels of nurses representing the four NCSBN geographic areas and Canada. The panels took part in the workshops to perform a criterion-referenced standard-setting procedure and their findings supported retaining the current passing standard. Also considered were the results of national surveys of nursing professionals.</p> <p>In accordance with a motion adopted by the 1989 NCSBN Delegate Assembly, the NCSBN BOD evaluates the passing standard for the NCLEX Examinations every three years to protect the public by ensuring minimal competence for entry-level nurses. NCSBN coordinates the passing standard analysis with the three-year cycle of test plan evaluation.&nbsp; This three-year cycle was developed to keep the test plan and passing standard current.</p> <p>The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not the individual member state or territorial boards of nursing.</p> <p><strong>About NCSBN</strong><strong><br /></strong>Empowering and supporting nursing regulators across the world in their mandate to protect the public, NCSBN is an independent, not-for-profit organization. As a global leader in regulatory excellence, NCSBN champions regulatory solutions to borderless health care delivery, agile regulatory systems and nurses practicing to the full scope of their education, experience and expertise. A world leader in test development and administration, NCSBN&rsquo;s NCLEX<sup>&reg;</sup>&nbsp;Exams are internationally recognized as the preeminent nursing examinations.&nbsp;</p> <p>NCSBN&rsquo;s membership is comprised of the nursing regulatory bodies (NRBs) in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories. There are five exam user members and 25 associate members that are either NRBs or empowered regulatory authorities from other countries or territories.&nbsp;</p> <p>The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not individual members.</p> NCSBN Upholds NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN Examination Passing Standards The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing. NCLEX, NCSBN Organization FALSE yes en_US lak4xk31 /default/main/NCSBN true ncsbn/News manual 2022-12-13 11:06:25 /default/main/NCSBN/STAGING 2022-12-07 14:44:44 en_US templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/2023-nclex-test-plans-now-available.xml templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/2023-nclex-test-plans-now-available.xml /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default lak4xk31 2022-12-07 14:44:44 lak4xk31 lak4xk31 templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/2023-nclex-test-plans-now-available.xml lak4xk31 2022-12-01 08:42:00 /default/main/NCSBN News Update lak4xk31 lak4xk31 1670441018554 2022-12-13 11:06:25 /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default/templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/2023-nclex-test-plans-now-available.xml null lak4xk31 lak4xk31 1 2023 NCLEX Test Plans Now Available News Update 2022-12-01 08:42:00 /sites/ncsbn/news/news.page /templatedata/ncsbn/Vertical-Navigation/data/news.xml <p>The 2023 NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN test plans have been released. The test plans take effect April 1, 2023 and include information on the Next Generation NCLEX (NGN). The test plans are your comprehensive guide to preparing for the exam. They also help educators prepare their students.</p> <p><a href="/sites/ncsbn/exams/testplans.page">View Test Plans</a></p> /images/ngn-test-plan-promo.png no no <p>The 2023 NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN test plans have been released. The test plans take effect April 1, 2023 and include information on the Next Generation NCLEX (NGN). The test plans are your comprehensive guide to preparing for the exam. They also help educators prepare their students.</p> <p><a href="/sites/ncsbn/exams/testplans.page">View Test Plans</a></p> 2023 NCLEX Test Plans Now Available The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing. FALSE yes en_US l70oliku /default/main/NCSBN true ncsbn/News manual 2022-12-13 11:06:26 /default/main/NCSBN/STAGING 2022-08-22 18:02:00 en_US templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-elects-national-leadership-and-considers-new-business-with-its-members-at-its-2022-annual-meeting.xml templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-elects-national-leadership-and-considers-new-business-with-its-members-at-its-2022-annual-meeting.xml /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default l70oliku 2022-08-22 18:02:00 l70oliku l70oliku templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-elects-national-leadership-and-considers-new-business-with-its-members-at-its-2022-annual-meeting.xml l70oliku 2022-08-23 12:59:00 /default/main/NCSBN News Release l70oliku l70oliku 1663691663005 2022-12-13 11:06:26 /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default/templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-elects-national-leadership-and-considers-new-business-with-its-members-at-its-2022-annual-meeting.xml ncsbn-elects-national-leadership-and-considers-new-business-with-its-members-at-its-2022-annual-meeting l70oliku l70oliku 1 NCSBN Elects National Leadership and Considers New Business with its Members at its 2022 Annual Meeting News Release 2022-08-23 12:59:00 /sites/ncsbn/news/news-releases.page /templatedata/ncsbn/Vertical-Navigation/data/news.xml <p>NCSBN met in Chicago Aug. 17-19, 2022, to consider pertinent association business with its members.&nbsp;</p> yes yes <p>CHICAGO &ndash; The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN),&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ncsbn.org/">www.ncsbn.org</a>, met in Chicago Aug. 17-19, 2022, to consider pertinent association business with its members.</p> <p>NCSBN Board of Directors President Jay Douglas, MSM, RN, CSAC, FRE, executive director, Virginia Board of Nursing, noted, &ldquo;NCSBN&rsquo;s 44th annual meeting, the first in hybrid format, offered an opportunity for nursing regulators to be inspired and energized by speakers, focus group participation and discussion surrounding Delegate Assembly actions focused on public protection. A key action was the adoption of the 2023-2025 Strategic Initiatives that take into consideration our recent turbulent times and will ensure NCSBN is fit for the future.&rdquo;</p> <p>Significant actions approved include:</p> <ul> <li>Approved the strategic initiatives for the years 2023&ndash;2025 and amendments to the narrative statements associated with NCSBN values.</li> <li>Approved the College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan (CRNS) and College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA) as Exam User Members of NCSBN.</li> <li>Approved the 2023 NCLEX-RN&reg; Test Plan and 2023 NCLEX-PN&reg; Test Plan.</li> </ul> <p>Elections to the Board of Directors:</p> <ul> <li><strong>President-Elect, </strong>Phyllis Johnson, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, executive director, Mississippi Board of Nursing</li> <li><strong>Director-at-Large, </strong>Lori Glenn, DNP, CNM, C-EFM, RN, board member, Michigan Board of Nursing</li> <li><strong>Director-at-Large, </strong>Tony Graham, CPM, chief operations officer, North Carolina Board of Nursing</li> <li><strong>Director-at-Large, </strong>Sue Tedford, MNSc, APRN, executive director, Arkansas State Board of Nursing</li> <li><strong>Director-at-Large, </strong>Carol Timmings, MEd, RN, acting executive director and chief executive officer, College of Nurses of Ontario</li> </ul> <p>NCSBN delegates also elected members of the Leadership Succession Committee (LSC):</p> <ul> <li><strong>Area II </strong>Tammy Buchholz, DNP, RN, CNE, FRE, associate director for education, North Dakota Board of Nursing</li> <li><strong>Area IV</strong> Linda Kmetz, PhD, MN, RN,chair, Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing</li> </ul> <p><strong>About NCSBN<br /></strong>Empowering and supporting nursing regulators across the world in their mandate to protect the public, NCSBN is an independent, not-for-profit organization. As a global leader in regulatory excellence, NCSBN champions regulatory solutions to borderless health care delivery, agile regulatory systems and nurses practicing to the full scope of their education, experience and expertise. A world leader in test development and administration, NCSBN&rsquo;s NCLEX<sup>&reg;</sup> Exams are internationally recognized as the preeminent nursing examinations.&nbsp;</p> <p>NCSBN&rsquo;s membership is comprised of the nursing regulatory bodies (NRBs) in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories. There are five exam user members and 25 associate members that are either NRBs or empowered regulatory authorities from other countries or territories.&nbsp;</p> <p>The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not individual members.</p> NCSBN Elects National Leadership and Considers New Business with its Members at its 2022 Annual Meeting The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing. FALSE yes en_US l6oiwwob /default/main/NCSBN true ncsbn/News manual 2022-12-13 11:06:26 /default/main/NCSBN/STAGING 2022-08-17 07:00:20 en_US templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-award-ceremony-to-honor-outstanding-nurse-regulators.xml templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-award-ceremony-to-honor-outstanding-nurse-regulators.xml /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default l6oiwwob 2022-08-17 07:00:20 l6oiwwob l6oiwwob templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-award-ceremony-to-honor-outstanding-nurse-regulators.xml l6oiwwob 2022-06-10 12:49:00 /default/main/NCSBN News Release l6oiwwob l6oiwwob 1663691662998 2022-12-13 11:06:26 /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default/templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-award-ceremony-to-honor-outstanding-nurse-regulators.xml ncsbn-award-ceremony-to-honor-outstanding-nurse-regulators-2022 l6oiwwob l6oiwwob 1 NCSBN Award Ceremony to Honor Outstanding Nurse Regulators News Release 2022-06-10 12:49:00 /sites/ncsbn/news/news-releases.page /templatedata/ncsbn/Vertical-Navigation/data/news.xml <p>NCSBN will recognize its dedicated and exceptional membership and guests at its annual awards ceremony during the NCSBN Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly, held in Chicago, Aug. 17-19, 2022.</p> /images/ncsbn-awards-2022-360x240.png yes yes <p>CHICAGO &ndash;&ndash; NCSBN will recognize its dedicated and exceptional membership and guests at its annual awards ceremony during the NCSBN Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly, held in Chicago, Aug. 17-19, 2022.</p> <p>Specific award recipients include:</p> <p><strong>Anne Coghlan</strong>, MScN, RN, former executive director and CEO, College of Nurses of Ontario, will be honored with the prestigious R. Louise McManus Award. Individuals receiving this award have made sustained and significant contributions through the highest commitment and dedication to the mission and vision of NCSBN.</p> <p><strong>Barbara Blozen</strong>, EdD, MA, RN-BC, CNL, board president, New Jersey Board of Nursing, will be given the Elaine Ellibee Award that is granted to a member who has served as a board president within the past two years and who has made significant contributions to NCSBN.</p> <p>The <strong>North Dakota Board of Nursing</strong> will be awarded the Regulatory Achievement Award that recognizes the member board or associate member that has made an identifiable, significant contribution to the mission and vision of NCSBN in promoting public policy related to the safe and effective practice of nursing in the interest of public welfare.</p> <p>In addition, service awards will be given to the following executive officers of nursing regulatory bodies (NRBs):</p> <p><strong>Five Years</strong></p> <p>Denise Bowen, MN, RN, executive director, Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut</p> <p>Jeff Busjahn, nursing bureau manager, Utah State Board of Nursing</p> <p>Karen E.B. Evans, MSN, RN-BC, SD-CLTC, CLC, executive director, Maryland Board of Nursing</p> <p>Phyllis Polk Johnson, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, executive director, Mississippi Board of Nursing</p> <p>Carol Moody, MS, RN, NEA-BC, administrator, South Carolina Board of Nursing</p> <p>Carol Moreland, MSN, RN, executive administrator, Kansas State Board of Nursing</p> <p>Joy Peacock, MSc, RN, chief executive officer/registrar, College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta</p> <p>Kerry Ryan Przybylo, JD, manager, Boards and Committees Section, Michigan Board of Nursing</p> <p>Wanda Wadman, MN, RN, chief executive officer/registrar, College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador</p> <p><strong>10 Years</strong></p> <p>Lynn Ansardi, RN, executive director, Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners</p> <p>Cynthia Johansen, MAL, MSc, registrar/chief executive officer, British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives</p> <p>Suzanne Sullivan, JD, RN, executive secretary, New York State Board of Nursing</p> <div><strong>20 Years</strong></div> <div>Jay Douglas, MSM, RN, CSAC, FRE, executive director, Virginia Board of Nursing</div> <div><strong>2022 Centennial Award</strong></div> <div>College of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island</div> <p><strong>About NCSBN</strong></p> <p>Empowering and supporting nursing regulators across the world in their mandate to protect the public, NCSBN is an independent, not-for-profit organization. As a global leader in regulatory excellence, NCSBN champions regulatory solutions to borderless health care delivery, agile regulatory systems and nurses practicing to the full scope of their education, experience and expertise. A world leader in test development and administration, NCSBN&rsquo;s NCLEX&reg; Exams are internationally recognized as the preeminent nursing examinations.&nbsp;</p> <p>NCSBN&rsquo;s membership is comprised of the nursing regulatory bodies (NRBs) in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories. There are three exam user members and 27 associate members that are either NRBs or empowered regulatory authorities from other countries or territories.&nbsp;</p> <p>The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not individual members.</p> NCSBN Award Ceremony to Honor Outstanding Nurse Regulators The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing. FALSE yes en_US l78jg6o6 /default/main/NCSBN true ncsbn/News manual 2022-12-13 11:06:25 /default/main/NCSBN/STAGING 2022-08-25 13:22:27 en_US templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-international-center-for-regulatory-scholarship-icrs-graduates-first-class.xml templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-international-center-for-regulatory-scholarship-icrs-graduates-first-class.xml /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default l78jg6o6 2022-08-25 13:22:27 l78jg6o6 l78jg6o6 templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-international-center-for-regulatory-scholarship-icrs-graduates-first-class.xml l78jg6o6 2022-04-13 08:19:00 /default/main/NCSBN News Release l78jg6o6 l78jg6o6 1663691663013 2022-12-13 11:06:25 /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default/templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-international-center-for-regulatory-scholarship-icrs-graduates-first-class.xml ncsbn-international-center-for-regulatory-scholarship-icrs-graduates-first-class l78jg6o6 l78jg6o6 1 NCSBN International Center for Regulatory Scholarship (ICRS) Graduates First Class News Release 2022-04-13 08:19:00 /sites/ncsbn/news/news-releases.page /templatedata/ncsbn/Vertical-Navigation/data/news.xml <p>The inaugural ICRS Advanced Leadership Institute was held April 6-7, 2022, in Washington, D.C. and graduated 32 scholars from around the world.</p> yes yes <p>CHICAGO &ndash; The inaugural ICRS Advanced Leadership Institute was held April 6-7, 2022, in Washington, D.C. and graduated 32 scholars from around the world.</p> <p>NCSBN Chief Officer, Nursing Regulation, Maryann Alexander, PhD, RN, FAAN, notes, &ldquo;We want to see those who receive this certificate go on to become the future leaders of state, national and international regulatory bodies.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="https://www.icrsncsbn.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ICRS</a> is an educational initiative that offers online and blended courses designed to cultivate and elevate nursing leaders and policymakers around the world. ICRS&rsquo;s premier offering is the ICRS certificate program, which is a pioneering, competency-based course of study. This program is designed to enrich and inspire nursing regulators, health policy leaders and other professionals who are entrusted with patient safety.</p> <p>ICRS certificate graduate, Caroline Muchina, LLB, CS, AKIB, corporation secretary and manager of legal services at the Nursing Council of Kenya, remarked, &ldquo;I embraced the opportunity to participate in the only program of its kind dedicated to the education of health care regulators. Through the guidance of my ICRS instructors and peers, I learned to look at issues more objectively and from an informed and global perspective.&rdquo;</p> <p>ICRS provides unprecedented opportunities for global networking and collaboration. For more information about course enrollment visit <a href="https://www.icrsncsbn.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">icrsncsbn.org</a>.</p> <p><strong>About NCSBN</strong><br />Empowering and supporting nursing regulators across the world in their mandate to protect the public, NCSBN is an independent, not-for-profit organization. As a global leader in regulatory excellence, NCSBN champions regulatory solutions to borderless health care delivery, agile regulatory systems and nurses practicing to the full scope of their education, experience and expertise. A world leader in test development and administration, NCSBN&rsquo;s NCLEX&reg; Exams are internationally recognized as the preeminent nursing examinations.&nbsp;</p> <p>NCSBN&rsquo;s membership is comprised of the nursing regulatory bodies (NRBs) in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories. There are three exam user members and 27 associate members that are either NRBs or empowered regulatory authorities from other countries or territories;</p> <p>The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not individual members.</p> NCSBN International Center for Regulatory Scholarship (ICRS) Graduates First Class The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing. icrs, international center for regulatory scholarship, advanced leadership institute, news release, 2022 FALSE yes en_US l6oiwry9 /default/main/NCSBN true ncsbn/News manual 2022-12-13 11:06:25 /default/main/NCSBN/STAGING 2022-08-06 10:18:27 en_US templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/utah-enacts-advanced-practice-registered-nurse-aprn-compact.xml templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/utah-enacts-advanced-practice-registered-nurse-aprn-compact.xml /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default l6oiwry9 2022-08-06 10:18:27 l6oiwry9 l6oiwry9 templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/utah-enacts-advanced-practice-registered-nurse-aprn-compact.xml l6oiwry9 2022-03-31 19:36:00 /default/main/NCSBN News Release l6oiwry9 l6oiwry9 1663691663042 2022-12-13 11:06:25 /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default/templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/utah-enacts-advanced-practice-registered-nurse-aprn-compact.xml utah-enacts-advanced-practice-registered-nurse-aprn-compact l6oiwry9 l6oiwry9 1 Utah Enacts Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Compact News Release 2022-03-31 19:36:00 /sites/ncsbn/news/news-releases.page /templatedata/ncsbn/Vertical-Navigation/data/news.xml <p>Gov. Spencer Cox signed the APRN Compact into law in the state of Utah on March 24, 2022</p> /images/news-release-default.png yes yes <p>Gov. Spencer Cox signed the APRN Compact into law in the state of Utah on March 24, 2022. When implemented, the compact will allow an APRN to hold one multistate license with a privilege to practice in other compact states.&nbsp;</p> <p>Through the APRN Compact, APRNs will have the ability to travel from state-to-state to deliver care or provide telehealth services across state borders in other compact states. This will increase patient access to high-quality care with the assurance that their practitioner has met rigorous uniform standards no matter where that care is provided.</p> <p>Bill sponsor Sen. Curtis Bramble, commented, "It was my privilege to support APRNs in Utah and the important role they play in providing excellent care to our community. The passage of SB151 is significant because it will allow nurses from other states to practice in Utah without a lot of unnecessary bureaucratic red tape. We need these highly qualified health care professionals to live and work in Utah in order to address our growing population's needs. This bill balances the urgent need for more health care workers while upholding high standards for training and safety."</p> <p>Utah is the third jurisdiction to have enacted the APRN Compact. North Dakota and Delaware enacted the compact in 2021. The APRN Compact will be implemented when seven states have enacted the legislation.&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information about the APRN Compact visit&nbsp;<a class="tx-icon_before_container" href="http://aprncompact.com/" aria-label="External Link, aprncompact.com, opens in new window" data-matches="offsite"><img class="tx-icon_before" src="/images/offsite.svg" alt="External Link" />&nbsp;aprncompact.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>About NCSBN</strong><br />Empowering and supporting nursing regulators across the world in their mandate to protect the public, NCSBN is an independent, not-for-profit organization. As a global leader in regulatory excellence, NCSBN champions regulatory solutions to borderless health care delivery, agile regulatory systems and nurses practicing to the full scope of their education, experience and expertise. A world leader in test development and administration, NCSBN&rsquo;s NCLEX&reg; Exams are internationally recognized as the preeminent nursing examinations.&nbsp;</p> <p>NCSBN&rsquo;s membership is comprised of the nursing regulatory bodies (NRBs) in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories. There are three exam user members and 27 associate members that are either NRBs or empowered regulatory authorities from other countries or territories.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: normal;">The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not individual members.</p> Utah Enacts Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Compact The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing. 2022 News Release,News,News Release,All Pages NCSBN Organization FALSE SearchSection_News
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NCSBN Statement on Operation Nightingale

Posted 01/26/2023

NCSBN applauds the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services—Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Justice Department for their important work on Operation Nightingale.

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NCSBN CEO David Benton to Retire

Posted 01/12/2023

After eight years of distinguished service as CEO of NCSBN, David Benton, RGN, PhD, FRCN, FAAN, has announced his retirement, effective Sept. 30, 2023.

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NCSBN Upholds NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN Examination Passing Standards

Posted 12/08/2022

The NCSBN Board of Directors (BOD) voted on Dec. 6, 2022, to uphold the current passing standards for the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN Examinations when the Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) is launched April 1, 2023.

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2023 NCLEX Test Plans Now Available

Posted 12/01/2022

The 2023 NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN test plans have been released. The test plans take effect April 1, 2023 and include information on the Next Generation NCLEX (NGN). The test plans are your comprehensive guide to preparing for the exam. They also help educators prepare their students.

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