Resource Center

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

Knowledge Network
  • Statement from the Tri-Council for Nursing: The Imperative Need for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in Nursing

    As part of nursing’s ongoing commitment to advance health equity and advocate for quality care, the Tri-Council for Nursing — the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the American Nurses Association (ANA), the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL), the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), and the National League for Nursing (NLN) — calls for unwavering support for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) within nursing education, practice and all other health care sectors.

    2024  | Papers

  • NLC Requirements and Best Practices Related to Alternative to Discipline Program Participation

    Hear best practices for implementing NLC requirements related to Alternative-to-Discipline (ATD) program participation. This session will include sample language for ATD participation agreements with consideration of relevant NLC statute and rules.

    2024  | Event Presentation

  • A Deep Dive into the Uniform Licensure Requirements (ULRs) to Obtain or Retain a Multistate License

    In this 30-minute session, we will review and interpret the 11 ULRs that are required to obtain and retain a multistate license. You will learn nuances related to the applicability of the ULRs as they relate to obtaining or retaining a multistate license.

    2024  | Event Presentation

  • Unravelling Dobbs’ Impact on the NLC

    In this post-Dobbs environment, you will learn applicability of the scope of practice provisions of the Nurse Licensure Compact statute, discuss recent changes in state scope of practice laws, hear about discipline under the NLC in home and remote jurisdictions, and discuss the impact of the scope of practice provisions on both abortion bans and shield laws.

    2024  | Event Presentation

  • 2023 NCLEX Examination Statistics

    This annual publication provides data on candidate performance on the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN Examinations and also includes data on the candidates who have been able to take the NCLEX-RN for purposes of licensure/registration in Canada since January 5, 2015. This publication provides a brief overview of how Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) works, how the passing standard is set, and how the pass/fail decision is made at the beginning. The main part of the publication is a detailed breakdown of candidate performance for 2023 and includes the pass rates by candidate type, degree type and country. In addition, the publication contains NCLEX historical data (e.g., pass rates, passing standards, and volume) since CAT administration started in 1994.

    2024  | Publications

  • Top Nurse Licensure Compact Questions Answered 

    This panel presentation discusses OIG and DOJ actions and the impact to compact licensure and how language matters when drafting Board Orders or Agreed Orders which encumber a license or privilege to practice. You will learn how to enforce a privilege to practice disciplinary action and who should lead the investigation.

    2024  | Event Presentation

  • Interstate Compact Law: What They Didn't Teach You in School 

    NLC legal counsel, Rick Masters, explains the principles of compact law. Discover how and when compact law prevails over state law and hear a review of relevant federal laws and regulations.

    2024  | Event Presentation

  • 2024 Rules Revisions: What Board Attorneys and Staff Need to Know 

    This session provides an overview of the new and amended rules for the NLC, such as the 60-day rule to apply for a license in a new primary state of residence, legacy clause, implementation date, and full party state participation in the coordinated licensure information system. You will apply these rules in scenarios, and understand the implications of the rules for party states

    2024  | Event Presentation

  • In Focus 2024, Vol. 2

    • The Moment & the Vision: NCSBN CEO Phil Dickison on Keeping Regulation at the Forefront of Forward-Thinking
    • You Bring Home More than You Give: Paula Meyer’s Dedicated and Supportive Leadership Guided the Washington State Board of Nursing for 25 Years
    • The Future of Regulation is Bright: NCSBN Recently Honored Graduates of the International Center for Regulatory Scholarship (ICRS) Certificate Program
    • Your Voice Matters: The 2024 National Nursing Workforce Survey is Underway!
    • NLC Update: Amended Residency Rule Now in Effect

    2024  | Magazines

  • Nurse Licensure Compact Updates and Best Practices 

    2024  | Event Presentation

  • A Regulatory Approach to Recidivism 

    2024  | Event Presentation

  • In Search of Better Discipline: Understanding Judicial Review of Board Disciplinary Actions 

    2024  | Event Presentation