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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
  • NCLEX Overview: Exam Development 

    The NCLEX is a valid and reliable standardized exam that measures the minimal competency required to practice safe, entry-level nursing. To achieve this, the exam is developed using a multilayered process that includes an evidence-based content outline, item development using nursing content expert volunteers, several reviews, and industry-standard exam principles. This session describes the methods used to achieve the quality exam development and maintenance the nursing profession has come to rely on and trust.

    2023  | Event Presentation

  • NCLEX Overview: Operations 

    In addition to developing the NCLEX, NCSBN provides daily operational, security and customer service support. The Consolidated Services and Customer Experience departments provide support for NCLEX candidates, educators and nursing regulatory bodies (NRBs). During this session, we explore the NCLEX registration process, online resources and exam security measures, highlighting what candidates can expect before, during and after the NCLEX. The session concludes with a summary of the NCLEX testing accommodation process, including the roles of candidates, NCSBN, Pearson VUE and NRBs. 

    2023  | Event Presentation

  • Program Code BI Reports and Correcting Candidate Level Program Codes 

    Part one of this webinar will show you how to run exam dynamic reports in Pearson VUE’s Business Intelligence (BI) reporting platform. After this webinar, you will be able to run the reports that meet your needs and subscribe to reports so the system will automatically generate and email the reports to schools. Part two will explain the basic principles of program code maintenance including information on program code changes at the Nursing Regulatory Body level.

    2023  | Recorded Webinar

  • In Focus 2023, Vol. 3

    • Forging a Different Path: David Benton Guided NCSBN Through Growth, Challenges and Change
    • Nursing at the Crossroads: NCSBN Study Projects Significant Workforce Shortages and Potential Crisis
    • Pathways to Leadership: The Wisdom of Fred Rogers
    • Nevada State Board of Nursing Celebrates 100 Years

    2023  | Magazines

  • NCSBN Historical Timeline Website

    The NCSBN interactive timeline chronicles the organization's history and contributions to nursing regulation.

    2023  | Website

  • Keynote: The Sky is Not the Limit

    2023  | Event Presentation

  • 2023 Award Recipient – David Benton

    2023 Founders Award

    David Benton, RGN, PhD, FRCN, FAAN, NCSBN CEO, 2015-2023

    This prestigious award is given only upon occasion that an individual with ethics, integrity and sincerity has demonstrated the highest regard for the ideals and beliefs upon which NCSBN was founded.

    2023  | Video

  • 2023 Award Recipient – Paula R. Meyer

    2023 Meritorious Service Award

    Paula R. Meyer, MSN, RN, FRE, Former Executive Director, Washington State Board of Nursing

    The Meritorious Service Award is granted to a member for significant contributions to the mission and vision of NCSBN.

    2023  | Video

  • 2023 Award Recipient – Kansas Board of Nursing

    2023 Regulatory Achievement Award

    Kansas Board of Nursing

    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.

    2023  | Video

  • 2023 Award Recipient – Suzanne Hunt

    Exceptional Contribution Award

    Suzanne Hunt, Board Staff, Tennessee Board of Nursing

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

    2023  | Video

  • Regulatory Network Session: Global Regulatory Atlas

    2023  | Event Presentation

  • What’s on Your Mind About the Future of Nursing Regulation?

    Join the 2023 Board of Directors for an interactive presentation about your concerns and insights on nursing regulation.

    2023  | Event Presentation