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.

  • In Focus Spring 2019

    • National Center for Independent Examination (NCIE), Kazakhstan
    • Leaders Engage in Facilitated Dialogue at NLC Commissioner Summit
    • Next Generation NCLEX NGN Talks Video Series
    • NCSBN Prepares to Launch International Center for Regulatory Scholarship (ICRS)
    • An Attitude of Gratitude Makes Kathy Thomas a Mentor to Many
    • NCSBN Builds In-house Focal Point Studio

    2019 | Publication

  • ICRS/GLARE Highlight Video

    Later this year, NCSBN will launch the International Center for Regulatory Scholarship (ICRS), formerly known as the Global Leadership Academy of Regulatory Excellence (GLARE). In this video, staff working on the new program talk about what the program is and how it will benefit nursing regulation. 

    2019 | Video

  • In Focus Spring 2019

    • National Center for Independent Examination (NCIE), Kazakhstan
    • Leaders Engage in Facilitated Dialogue at NLC Commissioner Summit
    • Next Generation NCLEX NGN Talks Video Series
    • NCSBN Prepares to Launch International Center for Regulatory Scholarship (ICRS)
    • An Attitude of Gratitude Makes Kathy Thomas a Mentor to Many
    • NCSBN Builds In-house Focal Point Studio

    2019 | Publication

  • NGN News - Winter 2019

    Published quarterly, this newsletter provides the latest information about the work to assess potential changes to the NCLEX Examinations.

    Newsletter topics:

    • The NCSBN Clinical Judgment Model
    • The Layers of the Clinical Judgment Model
    • NGN Talks   

    2019 | Publication

  • Uniform Licensure Requirements

    Uniform Licensure Requirements (ULRs) are the essential prerequisites for initial, endorsement, renewal and reinstatement licensure needed across every NCSBN jurisdiction to ensure the safe and competent practice of nursing. ULRs protect the public by setting consistent standards and promoting a health care system that is fluid and accessible by removing barriers to care and maximizing portability for nurses. They also assure the consumer that a nurse in one state has met the requirements of the nurses in every other state. ULRs support the fact that the expectations for the education of a nurse and the responsibilities of a nurse are the same throughout every NCSBN member board jurisdiction in the United States.

    2011 | Publication

  • NLC Toolkit

    Helpful resources related to the original Nurse Licensure Compact.

    Toolkit

  • NLC Overview

    Build your knowledge about NLC and key topics necessary to successfully implement NLC in your board.

    Web Page

  • Report of Findings from the 2018 LPN/VN Nursing Knowledge Survey (Vol. 76)

    This periodic performance of practice analyses (i.e., job analysis) studies assists NCSBN in evaluating the validity of the test plan that guides content distribution of the licensure examination. Because changes can occur in licensed practical/vocational nurse (LPN/VN) practice, practice analyses are conducted on a three-year cycle. 

    2019 | Research Item

  • 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

  • NCSBN Historical Timeline Website

    In honor of its 40th anniversary this year, NCSBN has launched a redesigned and updated interactive timeline that chronicles its history and contributions to nursing regulation.

    2019 | Website

  • Nursys Policies

    The Nursys Policy Manual for NCSBN members who participate in Nursys.

    Toolkit

  • ORBS

    NCSBN solution for license management and discipline enforcement.

    Website