Education Initiatives

In concert with its mission, NCSBN develops cutting edge resources, initiatives and programs for boards of nursing in their roles of regulating nursing education programs. Further, NCSBN collaborates with nursing education organizations, nurse educators and other stakeholders and participates in national nursing education meetings and initiatives.

NCSBN keeps nurse educators updated on the latest news, research, and resources in nursing education through the biannual Leader to Leader magazine.  Sign up here to receive future issues of Leader to Leader.

Why do most Boards of Nursing approve nursing programs? 

Program approval is an integral part of the state licensure process because it assures standards are met, whereas national nursing accreditation assesses the quality of nursing programs from a national perspective.

Can I post about frustrations at my job on my Facebook page? 

NCSBN has developed standardized guidelines for nurses and employers on responsible use of social media and provides other resources for reinforcing professional boundaries.

How much simulation should be used in nursing programs and what are best practices? 

NCSBN is conducting a landmark study of simulation use in prelicensure ADN and BSN nursing programs across the country.  

Does a standardized transition to practice model improve safety and quality in nursing care? 

NCSBN is conducting a national study to investigate the effects of a standardized model on transition to practice on patient safety.  

For the first time, every requirement that boards of nursing (BONs) have for out-of-state distance education programs is available in one convenient location. You can search by jurisdiction to learn specific BON distance education rules and regulations, and how to comply with them.