Created by a Delegate Assembly resolution in 2007, the NCSBN Associate Membership category is designed to provide a forum by which nursing regulatory bodies from around the globe can join NCSBN in a dialogue regarding issues of common concern, as well as share information and knowledge in a multicultural exchange of thoughts and ideas.
To become an NCSBN Associate Member, an organization must be:
A nursing regulatory body or empowered regulatory authority that is in whole or in part empowered by government to license and regulate nursing practice in the jurisdiction
Approved for membership by the NCSBN Delegate Assembly
Benefits of becoming an Associate Member of NCSBN include but are not limited to:
Access to comprehensive “Members Only” website
Access to a multitude of online course offerings
Access to NCSBN publications such as white papers, newsletters and brochures
Networking conference calls for Executive Officers and Presidents
Education, discipline, practice and policy knowledge network conference calls
Although associate members have a nonvoting voice at Delegate Assembly, these members shall be eligible to serve, if appointed, on NCSBN committees (except the NCLEX Examinations Committee, the NCLEX Item Review Subcommittee and the Finance Committee) with full voting rights as committee members.
Organizations interested in becoming an associate member of NCSBN must first submit a completed application to the NCSBN Member Relations department for consideration. Applications are considered by the NCSBN Delegate Assembly each year at its Annual Meeting. Upon approval, associate members are required to execute a member agreement as well as pay an annual membership fee. Payment of annual dues is required in order to maintain membership in NCSBN.
Current Associate Members include:
Association of New Brunswick Licensed Practical Nurses
Bermuda Nursing and Midwifery Council
College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta
College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba
College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador
College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Prince Edward Island
College of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island
College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta
College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba General
Council of Official Associations of Nursing of Spain
Kazakhstan - National Center for Independent Examination (NCIE), Republican Center for Health Development
Nurses Association of New Brunswick
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
Nursing and Midwifery Council of New South Wales
Nursing Council of New Zealand
Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec
Puerto Rico Board of Nurse Examiners
Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut
Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses
Singapore Nursing Board
Yukon Registered Nurses Association
For questions or additional information please submit an inquiry to the NCSBN Member Relations department.
Only members of NCSBN are granted access to private pages on www.ncsbn.org.