Future of Approval

Nursing Approval Guidelines

NCSBN is excited to release the 2020 Nursing Education Approval Guidelines. These guidelines were derived from multi-year research studies looking into a legally defensible and evidence-based approval process for nursing education programs.

This research initiative consisted of several parts:

  • A comprehensive literature review;
  • Delphi study;
  • Five year annual report study from BONs around the nation;
  • Five years’ worth of site visit documents from various BONs.

Additionally, an expert panel of regulators and educators was established to review all of the data and develop the Guidelines. In February 2020, NCSBN held a virtual conference to discuss the data and findings from this comprehensive research. It was recorded and split into four segments for your viewing.

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