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Mission & Values


The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) provides education, service, and research through collaborative leadership to promote evidence-based regulatory excellence for patient safety and public protection.


Advance regulatory excellence worldwide.


  • Collaboration: Forging solutions through respect, diversity, and the collective strength of all stakeholders.
  • Excellence: Striving to be and do the best.
  • Innovation: Embracing change as an opportunity to better all organizational endeavors and turning new ideas into action.
  • Integrity: Doing the right thing for the right reason through honest, informed, open and ethical dialogue.
  • Transparency: Demonstrating and expecting openness, clear communication, and accountability of processes and outcomes.

Mission Statement Adopted by Delegate Assembly 2010

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