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.

  • NLC Fact Sheets & Resources

    Listed below are helpful resources related to the Nurse Licensure Compact.

    Toolkit

  • 2018 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 2018, as well as historical data. 

    2019 | Publication

  • Nursing Clinical Decision-Making: A Literature Review

    The aim of this paper is to review the factors that contribute to clinical judgment and decision-making of novice nurses.

    2012 | Publication

  • Integrating the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Clinical Judgment Model Into Nursing Educational Frameworks

    Sound nursing clinical judgment is at the core of competent and safe client care. New graduate nurses face increasing challenges that underscore the importance of investigating how nurse educators teach and measure nursing students' abilities to make clinical judgments. This article presents the National Council of State Boards of Nursing-Clinical Judgment Model (NCSBN-CJM) and discusses the use of the model.

    2019 | Publication

  • Building a Method for Writing Clinical Judgment Items for Entry-Level Nursing Exams

    Clinical judgment has become an increasingly important aspect of modern health service professionals. To ensure public safety, licensure exams must go beyond assessing only knowledge and skills when evaluating entry-level professions to evaluating clinical judgment. This article provides background of a large-scale licensure examination’s process for measuring clinical judgment in entry-level nursing.

    2019 | Publication

  • Safe Student Reports Conference Call - July 2019

    NCSBN’s quarterly conference call to discuss the Safe Student Reports (SSR) research study with participating nursing programs. For the July 2019 call, the aggregate data report was shared and discussed, as well as various new resources.

    2019 | Recorded Webinar

  • 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.

    2019 | Video

  • CBD: Game-Changer for Medical Marijuana

    2019 | Event Presentation

  • 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. 

    2019 | Video

  • How Did This Happen? Unseen Forces Driving Opioid Addiction

    2019 | Event Presentation

  • 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.

    2019 | Video

  • Discipline Sanction Decision Making

    2019 | Event Presentation