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Featured Research

2017 National Nursing Workforce Survey

The National Nursing Workforce Survey collects crucial information on the supply of RNs and LPN/VNs in the United States, which assists in allocating resources, developing programs and recruiting efforts.

Recently Completed Research

Chief Nursing Officer Survey

See the results of the recently completed Chief Nursing Officer Survey.

APRN Collaborative Agreement Study

Find out more about the recently completed APRN Collabroative Agreement Study.

2017 NCLEX Examination Statistics


This annual publication provides national and state summary data of member boards’ licensure activities, as well as data on candidate performance on the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN Examinations. On Jan. 5, 2015, the first candidates were able to take the NCLEX-RN for purposes of licensure/registration in Canada. This publication provides a detailed breakdown of candidate performance for 2017, as well as historical data. 

Board of Nursing Approval of Registered Nurse Education Programs

Read about the current status of the regulatory approval of nursing education programs in the United States. What are the challenges and opportunities for the future of program approval?