News Release

NCSBN Launches Global Regulatory Atlas

Posted 8/13/2018
NCSBN has published the groundbreaking Global Regulatory Atlas that charts the nursing regulatory landscape and provides a comprehensive online compendium of nursing regulation worldwide.
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CHICAGO – NCSBN has published the groundbreaking Global Regulatory Atlas that charts the nursing regulatory landscape and provides a comprehensive online compendium of nursing regulation worldwide. The atlas was created with the assistance of health care regulators worldwide, and currently holds information from 178 jurisdictions representing almost 12 million nurses. Additional jurisdictions are being added on a monthly basis.

“This is an exciting development and one that provides an essential resource to all those involved in delivering high quality patient care, education and research,” comments NCSBN CEO David Benton, PhD, RGN FFNF, FRCN, FAAN. “We are delighted by the enthusiasm of regulators from around the world in contributing to this new tool that helps us all protect the public and learn from each other.”

Uniquely positioned to offer nurses, educators, researchers and health care administrators detailed information about regulatory bodies across the globe –  including their nursing population statistics, licensure or registration requirements, levels of nursing, education and much more – the Global Regulatory Atlas is an invaluable and vital resource. Users can easily access in-depth information, explore global metrics, and compare and contrast jurisdictions. Reports can be saved and downloaded for future use. 

This essential resource is offered free of charge and can be accessed at regulatoryatlas.com.

About NCSBN

NCSBN marks its 40th anniversary milestone in 2018 with the inspiring theme of “Regulatory Excellence Surging Toward the Future.” Founded March 15, 1978, as an independent not-for-profit organization, NCSBN was initially created to lessen the burdens of state governments and bring together boards of nursing (BONs) to act and counsel together on matters of common interest. It has evolved into one of the leading voices of regulation across the world.

NCSBN’s membership is comprised of the BONs in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and four U.S. territories — American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands. There are also 30 associate members that are either nursing regulatory bodies or empowered regulatory authorities from other countries or territories. 

NCSBN Member Boards protect the public by ensuring that safe and competent nursing care is provided by licensed nurses. These BONs regulate more than 4.8 million licensed nurses.

Mission: NCSBN provides education, service and research through collaborative leadership to promote evidence-based regulatory excellence for patient safety and public protection.

The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not the individual member state or territorial boards of nursing.

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