Video Library

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Educational Videos

Most of NCSBN's educational video productions are designed to provide clarity to nurses, nursing students and others about some of the most challenging issues nursing regulatory bodies (NRBs) face in their mission to protect the public. NCSBN is currently in production on several other videos, so check back here for new releases.

    Promotional Videos

    Promotional videos are available to learn more about NCSBN and NRBs.

    • Take your Career to the Next Level with ICRS

      The International Center for Regulatory Scholarship (ICRS) is an educational initiative, presented by NCSBN, that offers online and blended courses designed to cultivate and elevate nursing leaders and policymakers around the world. ICRS also provides unprecedented opportunities for global networking and collaboration. Starting in 2023, the Fellowship of Regulatory Scholarship (FRS) credential will be available to signify outstanding achievement in regulation. Learn more and enroll at

      2022  | Video

    • Member Board Profiles Custom Report Tool Tutorial

      Administrator provides instructions on how to create and print custom or complete reports from the Member Board Profiles application.

      2020  | Video

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

      For more than 40 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.

      2019  | Video

    • The Next Generation NCLEX Asking the Right Questions

      The Next Generation NCLEX exam is about asking better questions to help nurses think critically when providing care to a client.

      2019  | Video

    • The Right Decisions Come From the Right Questions

      To meet today’s client needs, improved measurement of the nurse’s clinical judgment is critical. At NCSBN, we are dedicated to assessing, and adapting to, the rapidly evolving health care environment, that’s why we are developing Next Generation NCLEX. 

      2019  | Video

    • International Center for Regulatory Scholarship (ICRS)

      Introducing NCSBN's new International Center for Regulatory Scholarship (ICRS). This video provides an overview of the two-year program that offers NCSBN members, Exam User members and Associate Members the opportunity to gain advanced knowledge, enhance their leadership skills and build a network of colleagues. You can learn more at

      2019  | Video

    • NCSBN Strategic Plan Animation 2020-2022

      The NCSBN strategic plan provides a way of focusing and prioritizing objectives as the organization moves forward. This animation summarizes the strategic initiatives for 2020-2022 and how they relate to NCSBN’s vision, mission and values.

      2019  | Video

    • NCLEX Practice Exam Commercial

      The new NCLEX Practice Exam is the missing piece to help you prepare for exam day. It is timed and uses actual retired NCLEX items to give you a simulated exam experience. Learn more at

      2019  | Video

    • Nursys License Verification

      The Nurse License Verification service enables nurses to verify their license(s) from a Nursys licensure participating nursing regulatory bodies (NRBs) when applying for endorsement into another state. Nurses can verify their licenses by completing the Nursys verification process for $30 per license type, per each NRB where the nurse is applying. The nurse’s license verification is available immediately to the endorsing NRB.

      2018  | Video

    • Nursys e-Notify for Nurses

      e-Notify for nurses is a free of charge innovative nurse licensure notification system. The system helps nurses track their license and discipline statuses and provides license renewal reminders. The information is provided as it is entered into the Nursys database by participating nursing regulatory bodies. Learn more about Nursys and e-Notify for nurses.

      2018  | Video

    • NCSBN Global Regulatory Atlas Commercial

      The NCSBN Regulatory Atlas is the first comprehensive resource of nursing regulation around the world. It provides regulatory information for countries around the world, including licensure requirements, levels of nursing and mandatory education. Explore the NCSBN Regulatory Atlas at

      2018  | Video

    • Nursys QuickConfirm

      Licensure QuickConfirm is a free service that allows employers and recruiters to retrieve licensure and any applicable discipline documentation in one convenient location.

      2018  | Video

    • Nursys e-Notify for Institutions

      e-Notify for institutions is an innovative nurse licensure notification system that delivers real-time notifications to employers about nurses in their employ. The system provides licensure and publicly available discipline data directly as the information is entered into the Nursys database by participating nursing regulatory bodies. Learn more about Nursys and nurse license verification.

      2018  | Video

    • NCSBN New Logo Reveal

      Celebrating its 40th anniversary, NCSBN has created a new logo that builds upon the foundation of its previous one. The five squares are brought together to depict interconnectedness and then expanded to suggest a spherical shape of a globe. The square elements combined form a pattern signifying of collaboration between members and national and international peer organizations. The linear space between the elements connects them together creating a networking web extending around the globe. The whole design conveys the expanding influence of NCSBN as an international organization that is leading regulation excellence around the world.

      2018  | Video

    • NCSBN Center for Regulatory Excellence Grant Program

      The NCSBN Center for Regulatory Excellence awards grants of up to $300,000 for scientific research projects that advance the science of nursing policy and regulation and build regulatory expertise worldwide.

      This video provides potential recipients an overview of the application requirements and helpful tips for putting together a successful grant application.

      2016  | Video

    • Center for Regulatory Excellence Commercial

      Learn about the Center for Regulatory Excellence grant program in this overview video. Get additional details about CRE.

      2014  | Video

    • The Role of Boards of Nursing

      This commercial spot, as seen on CBS affiliates, educates consumers and promotes the work of boards of nursing. This was created from a partnership between NCSBN and the CBS Community Partnership Program.

      2010  | Video

    Members Only Videos

    Private videos are available to NCSBN Members to learn more about NCSBN products and services.

    • Take the Lead & Participate in NCSBN 

      Getting involved with NCSBN benefits you both personally and professionally. Find out how to apply for a leadership position.

      2022  | Video

    • Thoughts on Leadership Succession 

      Leadership Succession Committee (LSC) member, Joe Baker, Jr., discusses leadership opportunities at NCSBN and how participation has benefited him personally and professionally.

      2022  | Video

    • Passport Administration Help Video 

      In this video, we'll show you the ins and outs of creating a new user within Passport. We'll start by signing to Passport as the Passport Admin, navigate through the administrator account, and then cover the easy steps for adding a new user.

      2020  | Video

    • Passport Overview Video 

      Passport is an innovative tool that makes online interactions with NCSBN easier for members. It is designed to provide convenient access to all NCSBN websites and applications. This video will show you the benefits of Passport and how you can easily manage your profile and NCSBN application access from within Passport.

      2020  | Video

    • NCSBN Strategic Plan - Part 3 

      2019  | Video

    • NCSBN Strategic Plan - Part 2  

      2019  | Video

    • NCSBN Strategic Plan - Part 1 

      2019  | Video

    • Nursys 101 - Discipline for NLC Jurisdictions 

      Nursys 101 - Discipline for NLC Jurisdictions highlights features that support the discipline entry process, which apply to the Nurse Licensure Compact states. Entering Privilege to Practice and apply/extend PTP are detailed with an explanation and demonstration of linked discipline cases.

      2019  | Video

    • Nursys 101 - Search 

      Nursys 101 - Search demonstrates how to locate a nurse in the Nursys database. The search features, quick search and searching from the menu are detailed. Searching tips are also provided.

      2019  | Video

    • Nursys 101 - Overview 

      Nursys 101 - Overview explains the purpose of the website for U.S. Members and how the website is organized for an authorized user to access information on an individual nurse for the purpose of license verification, discipline and reporting.

      2019  | Video

    • Nursys 101 - Discipline 

      Nursys 101 - Discipline demonstrates how to add discipline to a license. Also learn the steps for editing, revising and deleting discipline cases.

      2019  | Video

    • Nursys 101 - Speed Memo 

      Nursys 101 - Speed Memo demonstrates how nursing regulatory bodies may securely and quickly communicate about nurse license information using the speed memo feature of Nursys. An authorized Nursys user will be able to communicate with staff in other jurisdictions that share the same license or discipline responsibilities to facilitate communication about data in Nursys. This video highlights the speed memo categories and how to direct your speed memo to another jurisdiction. The video also demonstrates how to search and filter the speed memos and to delete speed memos from the inbox or sent box.

      2019  | Video

    • Nursys 101 - Administrator 

      Nursys 101 - Administrator provides instructions on how a Nursys administrator can manage their users and their user's permissions from within Nursys.

      2019  | Video

    • Nursys 101 - License Verification 

      Nursys 101 - License Verification demonstrates an overview of the license verification process including how to track and acknowledge a verification in Nursys.

      2019  | Video

    • Nursys 101 - Adding a License 

      Nursys 101 - Adding a License demonstrates how to create a new license in Nursys for adding discipline.

      2019  | Video

    • Delegate Orientation 

      Recorded at the 2018 NCSBN Annual Meeting, this video covers everything delegates must know to effectively represent their nursing regulatory body at the NCSBN Delegate Assembly.

      2018  | Video

    • How Supports the eNLC 

      This video explores how allows members of the public to view licensure information from the Nursys database. New features provide the public with a better understanding of where a nurse can practice as the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) is implemented.

      2018  | Video

    • Using to Support the eNLC 

      This video explores how your nursing regulatory body (NRB) can use to collaborate and communicate securely and efficiently with other eNLC NRBs on issues related to the eNLC.

      2018  | Video

    • 10 Minute Insights: Pursuing Opportunities for Regulatory Excellence  

      Information that is uploaded to the Nursys® and NPDB databases can be used in both strategic and operational performance assessment and improvement. 

      This video is part of NCSBN's 10 Minute Insight series meant to augment papers published in the Journal of Nursing Regulation and help nursing regulatory bodies maintain or improve their performance.

      2017  | Video

    • Hive Overview  

      Hive is a space for committees and knowledge networks to easily collaborate and participate in dynamic discussions on topics important to you and nursing regulation.

      2015  | Video

    • The NCSBN Awards Program: Reflections of Past Recipients 

       In honor and celebration of NCSBN’s 35th Anniversary, videos of past award recipients were recorded to capture NCSBN’s 35 years of recognizing members for excellence in nursing regulation. Recipients share their reflections of what it meant to them and the impact it had on their work in regulation.

      2013  | Video

    • The Do’s and Don’ts of Board Behavior in Formal Hearings 

      2012  | Video

    Historical Videos

    • Rising to the Challenge

      When the Pearson VUE Testing Centers were shuttered because of the COVID-19 crisis, exam resumption was never a question of if it would happen, it was simply a question of how quickly it could happen. Testing resumed eight days later with a modified NCLEX that maintained the integrity of the exam delivered in a testing environment that adhered to CDC guidelines for social distancing and disinfection.

      2021  | Video

    • The NCSBN Founders: An Audacious Vision for Public Protection

      As NCSBN celebrates its 40th anniversary, we look back at the inspiring women who founded the organization.

      2018  | Video

    • 2014–2018: Surging Towards the Future

      Standing on the firm foundation of its past NCSBN looks forward to building even stronger partnerships with other regulatory bodies both nationally and internationally. Entering its fifth decade of operation NCSBN seeks out new opportunities and faces its challenges head on.

      2018  | Video

    • 2008–2013: Collaboration and Outreach

      Health care has become increasingly global in scope. NCSBN saw this evolution as an opportunity to grow and collaborate reaching new, diverse audiences both nationally and internationally, as the organization continued its mission of public safety.

      2018  | Video

    • 2003–2007: Promoting Evidence-based Nursing Regulation

      As the body of nursing regulation knowledge becomes more expansive, NCSBN relies on evidence that is rooted in theory and based on research to assist in making regulatory decisions. NCSBN embraced the challenges and opportunities of evidence-based nursing regulation.

      2018  | Video

    • 1995–2002: Transforming Regulation Through Technology

      Emerging technologies were changing the world as the beginning of the 21st century approached. NCSBN welcomed new technological tools, resources and mediums that forever changed the trajectory of nursing regulation.

      2018  | Video

    • 1986–1994: Forging New Frontiers with Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT)

      NCSBN had its eye on the future as it began researching the use of computer adaptive testing for the NCLEX. It took several years of research and hard work by dedicated professionals, but in 1994, NCSBN became the first health care organization to utilize computerized adaptive testing for the purpose of licensure.

      2018  | Video

    • 1978–1985: Establishing the Mission-driven Organization

      The first several years of NCSBN's existence focused on establishing a mission-driven organization that was rooted in public protection and strengthening the role of nursing regulatory bodies in nursing regulation.

      2018  | Video

    • Honoring Mildred Schmidt

      Mildred Schmidt, NCSBN President 1979-1980

      Mildred Schmidt helped found NCSBN, was appointed the organization's first Secretary-Treasurer and also served as president from 1979 to 1981. She is recognized for her pioneering vision, steadfast leadership and unwavering support.

      2015  | Video

    • Honoring Kathy Apple

      Kathy Apple, MS, RN, FAAN, CEO, NCSBN

      NCSBN CEO, 2001-2015

      Kathy Apple led NCSBN during a time of unprecedented change and growth for the organization. Her 14-year tenure as CEO is the crowning achievement on a nursing career spanning 40 years. Her commitment to the NCSBN core values, mission and vision leaves the organization in a strong position to continue influencing national and international nursing regulation.

      2015  | Video