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.

Knowledge Network
  • 2018 Award Recipient – Lois Hoell

    Exceptional Contribution Award

    Lois Hoell, MS, MBA, RN, Board Member, Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission

    The Exceptional Contribution Award is granted for significant contribution by a member who is not a president or executive officer.

    2018 | Video

  • 2018 Award Recipient – College of Nurses of Ontario

    Regulatory Achievement Award

    College of Nurses of Ontario 

    The Regulatory Achievement Award recognizes the member board or associate member that has made an identifiable, significant contribution to the mission and vision of NCSBN in promoting public policy related to the safe and effective practice of nursing in the interest of public welfare.

    2018 | Video

  • 2018 Award Recipient – Gloria Damgaard

    R. Louise McManus Award

    Gloria Damgaard, MS, RN, FRE, Executive Director, South Dakota Board of Nursing

    The R. Louise McManus Award is the most prestigious award. Individuals nominated for this award shall have made sustained and significant contributions through the highest commitment and dedication to the mission and vision of NCSBN.

    2018 | Video

  • 2018 NCLEX Fact Sheet

    Fact sheets provide volume and pass rate data for both U.S. and international candidates. Information is provided for performance on NCSBN's two nurse licensure examinations, the NCLEX-PN and NCLEX-RN.

    2018 | Publication

  • 2018 NCLEX Pass Rates

    Summary data for multiple categories of candidates, U.S. and international, is provided for performance on NCSBN's two nurse licensure examinations, the NCLEX-PN and NCLEX-RN. 

    2018 | Publication

  • Learning Extension for Members

    NCSBN Learning Extension for Members is the online course campus exclusively for NCSBN member boards. E-learning offerings include free access to NCSBN courses that help build regulatory competencies of our members. There is also free access to NCSBN Learning Extension courses, prep courses for nursing students and continuing education courses for nurses and nursing faculty.


  • Web Survey Tool

    The Web Survey Tool provides members the ability to survey other boards of nursing on topics relevant to their knowledge network.


  • NCLEX Administration

    The NCLEX Administration Website is a secure, centralized location for member boards to view and update candidate records, set eligibility statuses and enter accommodations requests.


  • International Nurse Regulator Collaborative Website

    The INRC website is supported by NCSBN and provides an organized space for member and nonmember organizations to find contact information, browse resources news items related to nursing licensure and regulations, and read more about INRC’s mission and foundation.


  • NCSBN Learning Extension

    NCSBN Learning Extension offers a variety of courses on discipline and professional conduct.


  • The Role of the RN and APRN in Diagnosis

    The National Academy of Medicine describes diagnostic errors as an urgent patient safety concern and recommends teamwork as the most important intervention to address this problem. Nurses should be welcomed as key members of the diagnostic team, and should contribute actively in making diagnosis accurate, timely, and safe.

    2018 | Event Presentation

  • Regulatory Network Shark Tank: Part 1

    The NCSBN Regulatory Shark Tank gives hopeful nursing regulators from across the country the opportunity to receive invaluable feedback on their ideas, initiatives and regulatory processes. The regulation sharks are the leading experts in their fields and they are here to mentor and offer thoughtful dialogue on some of the most pressing issues in nursing regulation.

    Part one features presentations by:

    1. Washington State Nursing Care Quality: Uniform Nursing Education Requirements
    2. Arizona State Board of Nursing: CAP (Competency Assessment Pathway)

    2015 | Event Presentation