Resources

NCSBN produces a wide variety of publications, online courses, videos, brochures, toolkits and newsletters presenting in-depth information and best practice techniques that contribute to the body of nursing knowledge.

  • Guide to NLC for Nursing Students

    This is a brief educational video that serves as a guide to the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) for nursing students. The objectives of this video are to provide a general overview of the NLC, to explain obtaining a multistate license, to explain the NCLEX and applying for licensure by exam and to provide scenario-based examples.

    2020 | Video

  • Guide to NLC for Nurse Employers

    This is a brief educational video that serves as a guide to the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) for nurse employers. The objectives of this video are to provide an overview of the NLC, to explain privilege to practice, to explain primary state of residence (PSOR), to provide employer resources and to answer key questions.

    2020 | Video

  • NLC and PSOR Requirements

    This is a brief educational video on the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) and primary state of residence (PSOR) requirements. The objectives of this video are to provide a general overview of NLC, to explain PSOR and to provide examples. 

    2020 | Video

  • Nursys for Members

    Exclusive service for NCSBN member boards that houses a nurse's personal information, licensing information, disciplinary information and license verifications.

  • Resources for Researchers

    Collection of resources and tools related to research.

    Web Page

  • Safe Student Reports Conference Call - January 2020

    NCSBN’s quarterly conference call to discuss the Safe Student Reports (SSR) research study with participating nursing programs. For the January 2020 call, a progress report was shared on the duration of the study, resources were shared and discussed, and Q&A was held.

    2020 | Recorded Webinar

  • Orientation Roadmap

    The Orientation Roadmap serves as a guide around the NCSBN website and answers general questions regarding NCSBN and your new role in nursing regulation.

    Web Page

  • Nursys Tip Sheets

    Tip sheets that provide general guidance related to reporting discipline into Nursys to ensure that all reportable discipline is in Nursys and meets the reportable guidelines set forth by NPDB.

    Toolkit

  • The National Nursing Database

    Comprehensive source of nursing licensure statistics for the U.S. and its territories, compiled by NCSBN's database, Nursys.

    Web Page

  • ORBS Affidavit of Graduation

    The ORBS Affidavit of Graduation Portal captures initial exam applicant education information and authenticates it from a primary source while automatically updating ORBS Back Office with the results.

    This video is for NCSBN membership reference only. Please do not download or otherwise share with third parties external to NCSBN membership.

    Video

  • ORBS

    NCSBN solution for license management and discipline enforcement.

    Website

  • iTrack

    Tool for customizing legislative reports by state or subject matter.

    Web Page