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.

  • 2019 Environmental Scan

    The 2019 NCSBN Environmental Scan represents a systematic and continuous effort to search for information about how nursing is evolving, and what that means for the future of nursing regulation. A variety of sources have been used to compile this document. Of course, this publication represents a mere snapshot in time of the world around us - both inside and outside of nursing regulation. It was distributed as a supplement to the Journal of Nursing Regulation in January 2019.

    2019 | Publication

  • NGN Talks: Clinical Judgement Measurement Model

    Measuring clinical judgement has been one of the major undertakings of the Next Generation NCLEX project. The latest NGN Talk looks at the different parts of the Clinical Judgement Measurement Model - and what NCSBN is doing to measuring them.

    2019 | Video

  • NGN Talks: The Clinical Judgment Measurement Model and Action Model

    In order to close the gap between what is measured on the NCLEX and what is taught in nursing programs, NCSBN created an action model that incorporates specific concepts of the Clinical Judgement Measurement Model. This NGN Talk looks at the how the action model helps measure the individual steps of clinical judgment while creating realistic and complex clinical scenarios.

    2019 | Video

  • REx-PN Practice Analysis

    The periodic performance of practice analysis (i.e., job analysis) studies assists BCCNP and CNO in evaluating the validity of the test plan that guides content distribution of the licensure examination for Licensed Practical/Registered Practical Nurses (LPN/RPNs). Because the Canadian health care industry is rapidly changing, practice analysis studies will be conducted by BCCNP and CNO on a five-year cycle. This practice analysis was conducted with the assistance of National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).

    2019 | Publication

  • NCLEX Operations: Overview

    In addition to developing the NCLEX, the NCSBN Examinations Department provides daily operational, security and customer service support for NCLEX candidates, educators, and Nursing Regulatory Bodies (NRBs). During this session, we will explore the NCLEX registration process, online resources, and exam security measures, highlighting what candidates can expect before, during and after the NCLEX. The session will conclude with a summary of the NCLEX testing accommodation process, including the roles of candidates, NCSBN, Pearson VUE, and NRBs.

    2019 | Event Presentation

  • Standard Setting

    Standard setting is a process used by testing professionals to determine the passing score on a test. It is an important step in establishing the validity and legal-defensibility of an exam program. The NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN exams re-evaluate their respective passing standards triennially. In this session, NCSBN staff will discuss the steps involved in setting NCLEX passing standards.

    2019 | Event Presentation

  • Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) Update

    NCSBN has been conducting research to determine whether clinical judgment and decision making in nursing practice can be reliably assessed through the use of innovative item types. This session will give an update on the NGN project.

    2019 | Event Presentation

  • NGN News - Spring 2019

    Topic: The NGN Clinical Judgment Model and Action Model 

    2019 | Publication

  • Keynote: Formulating Strategy & Aligning Influence

    2019 | Event Presentation

  • International Center for Regulatory Scholarship (ICRS)

    Objectives:
    1. Understand the ICRS program and its benefits to regulators.
    2. Develop a plan as how the courses will be of assistance to individual as well as staff learning needs.

    2019 | Event Presentation

  • What’s on Your Mind About the Future of Nursing Regulation Today?

    Join the NCSBN Board of Directors and NCSBN Leadership for an interactive session about your concerns and insights on nursing regulation.

    2019 | Event Presentation

  • Occupational Licensure Panel: Past, Present, Future

    Objectives:
    1. Understand and synthesize the many facets of occupational licensure.
    2. Apply principles to the regulation of nursing and develop sound responses to the need for licensure in nursing.

    2019 | Event Presentation