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.

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  • Keynote: WHO Regulatory Guidelines

    2023  | Event Presentation

  • CEO’s Address

    2023  | Event Presentation

  • President’s Address

    2023  | Event Presentation

  • Nursing Licensure and the 1918 Influenza Pandemic: Lessons Learned

    2023  | Event Presentation

  • 2019–2023: Rising to the Challenge

    Never content to rest on its laurels, NCSBN is moving forward through innovation, ingenuity and creativity designed to advance nursing and nursing regulation. Respectful of its past but with its eyes firmly fixed on the future, and the challenges and opportunities ahead. NCSBN remains an organization always looking to push the boundaries of what is possible.

    2023  | Video

  • 2023 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.

    2023  | Publications

  • 2023 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. 

    2023  | Publications

  • Nursys Training Webinar: Reports at Your Fingertips 

    NCSBN IT staff discuss the reports at your fingertips option in

    2023  | Recorded Webinar

  • NGN News - Summer 2023

    Topic: Successful Launch

    2023  | Publications

  • Leader To Leader Summer 2023

    • Prepared to Pivot: When Unexpected Events Interrupt Your Teaching and Learning Plans
    • Q&A: Students ask where they will need to be licensed if they live and work in different states
    • The Impact of COVID-19 on Nursing Education
    • Welcoming Nurses Back to the Workforce: Nurse Refresher Courses in Texas
    • NCSBN Research Projects Significant Nursing Workforce Shortages and Potential Crisis
    • An Update on the NCSBN ID Nurse Identifier

    2023  | Magazines

  • 2022 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 2022 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.

    2023  | Publications

  • About NCSBN: An Introduction to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing

    For 45 years, NCSBN has served as a leader in nursing regulation. NCSBN is the vehicle through which nursing regulatory bodies act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting public health, safety and welfare. This video provides a brief history of NCSBN and explains what the organization does and how it achieves its mission of public protection.

    2023  | Video