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.

Topic
Type
Audience
Knowledge Network
Year
  • Fall 2005 Leader to Leader

    • Summaries of the NCSBN publications "Clinical Instruction in Preliscensure Nursing Programs;" "Practical Nurse Scope of Practice White Paper" and "Working with Others" are provided
    • Mi Ja Kim of the Academy of International Leadership Development at the University of Illinois, Chicago discusses nurse educators as global leaders

    2005  | Magazines

  • Spring 2005 Leader to Leader

    • Maria A. Connolly of the College of Nursing and Allied Health discusses the use of technology in clinical practice
    • Learn about the new NCSBN Institute of Regulatory Excellence program
    • Iinternational administration of the NCLEX examinations begins in Hong Kong, London and Seoul
    • Read about the revisions to the NCLEX-PN passing standard

    2005  | Magazines

  • Report of Findings from the Practice and Professional Issues Survey (Vol. 15)

    Practice and Professional Issues Surveys are conducted twice a year by NCSBN to collect information from entry-level nurses on specific practice activities and current professional issues.

    2004  | Research Item

  • Report of Findings from the 2003 Employers Survey (Vol. 14)

    NCSBN has collected a wealth of information on a variety of regulatory topics. Prominent among those topics has been the preparation of new nurses for the practice setting and the issues surrounding the appropriate preparation and utilization of assistive personnel. Information has been gleaned on these topics from newly licensed nurses and assistive personnel. This study was designed to obtain the unique perspectives of health care employers on these issues.

    2004  | Research Item

  • Report of Findings from the Practice and Professional Issues Survey (Vol. 12)

    NCSBN has collected a wealth of information on a variety of regulatory topics. Prominent among those topics has been the preparation of new nurses for the practice setting and the issues surrounding the appropriate preparation and utilization of assistive personnel. Information has been gleaned on these topics from newly licensed nurses and assistive personnel. This study was designed to obtain the unique perspectives of health care employers on these issues.

    2004  | Research Item

  • Evidence-based Regulation: A Regulatory Performance Measurement System (Vol. 8)

    This volume describes an outcome-based performance measurement system for state and territorial boards of nursing. (© 2004)

    2004  | Research Item

  • Regulations, Licensure and Policy Breakout Session

    The challenge to regulatory boards has always been maintaining the balance between an individual's desire to practice a chosen profession and the board's responsibility to protect the public from unsafe practitioners. Reasonable people can differ in how best to protect the public. And our boards vary in their approaches to a number of issues. I think many regulators recognize that providing access to nursing care is part of protecting the public.

    2004  | Research Item

  • White Paper on the State of the Art of Approval/Accreditation Processes in Boards of Nursing

    This paper reviews the history of approval/accreditation in the U.S. as well as the international view of the regulation of nursing programs. The six models used by the U.S. boards of nursing to approve/accredit nursing programs are identified, recommendations are made, and future trends are identified. Adopted August, 2004

    2004  | Papers

  • 2003 Nurse Licensee Volume and NCLEX Examination Statistics (Vol. 19)

    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. (© 2004)

    2004  | Publications

  • Investigate Reasons for Non-Licensure of Nursing School Graduates

    This NCSBN led study was designed to investigate the reasons why candidates who complete their nursing education, submit a registration for the NCLEX examination yet never take an NCLEX-RN® or NCLEX-PN® examination.

    2004  | Publications

  • The Readability of the NCLEX Examination

    NCSBN assesses the readability (the ease with which one can read and comprehend text) of each operational NCLEX pool of items before the pool is deployed for use.

    2004  | Publications

  • The Minimum Proficiency in English for Entry-Level Nurses: TOEFL(TM)

    State boards of nursing are charged with protecting the public through the regulation of nursing in their jurisdiction. One of the ways in which they perform that function is by setting and enforcing prerequisite conditions for getting a license.

    2004  | Publications