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Education Initiatives

In concert with its mission, NCSBN develops cutting edge resources, initiatives and programs for boards of nursing in their roles of regulating nursing education programs. Further, NCSBN collaborates with nursing education organizations, nurse educators and other stakeholders and participates in national nursing education meetings and initiatives.

Approval versus National Nursing Accreditation

Why do most Boards of Nursing approve nursing programs?
Program approval is an integral part of the state licensure process because it assures standards are met, whereas national nursing accreditation assesses the quality of nursing programs from a national perspective.

Guidelines for Using Social Media

Can I post about frustrations at my job on my Facebook page?
NCSBN has developed standardized guidelines for nurses and employers on responsibile use of social media.

National Simulation Study

How much simulation should be used in nursing programs
and what are best practices?

NCSBN is conducting a landmark study of simulation use in prelicensure ADN and BSN nursing programs across the country.

Transition to Practice

Does a standardized transition to practice model improve safety and quality in nursing care?
NCSBN is conducting a national study to investigate the effects
of a standardized model ot transition to practice on patient safety.


Contact Regulatory Innovations department for questions or comments about NCSBN's education initiatives.

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