NCSBN Annual Report of Nursing Education Programs
During the evidence-based nursing education approval guidelines research project, NCSBN found nursing regulatory bodies (NRBs) don’t collect data in the same way for the same time-periods, making accurate research difficult. This first-of-its-kind core nursing education database will provide consistent data and allow for more sophisticated statistical analyses in the future.
The Annual Report project stemmed from a comprehensive research study NCSBN conducted between 2017-2020 to identify quality indicators of approved nursing education programs and the warning signs indicating a program may be falling below required standards for approval. The results of that research were published in the Journal of Nursing Regulation (JNR) in July 2020.
The aim of the Annual Report project is to provide consistent, verified data for participating NRBs as well as create a national database of core nursing education data. It also decreases work NRBs need to do on their annual reports by as much as 80%.
Participation in the Annual Reports project is easy. NRBs simply send their logo and any additional questions they wish to include to NCSBN and we do the rest. NCSBN drafts the survey, sends it out and makes sure the results are accurate. Additional information about the program and a sample survey are available to help you prepare for your participation.
Core Survey Overview
- Contains just 50 questions, ensuring programs can easily participate.
- Open for NRBs to add additional questions.
- 30 NRBs participating and we are in talks with several others.
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Next Steps & How to Participate
If your NRB would like to participate, please submit an inquiry to request more information.