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NCSBN Debuts “New Nurses: Your License to Practice” Video

Posted: 9/15/2015
Chicago - The National Council of State Boards of Nursing Inc. (NCSBN) has debuted the video, "New Nurses: Your License to Practice," to help new nursing students and newly licensed nurses better understand nursing licensure and regulation.

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Media Contact: Dawn M. Kappel
Director, Marketing & Communications
312.525.3667 direct
312.279.1034 fax
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Chicago - The National Council of State Boards of Nursing Inc. (NCSBN) has debuted the video, New Nurses: Your License to Practice to help new nursing students and newly licensed nurses better understand nursing licensure and regulation. The new video can be viewed here.

“We at NCSBN are excited to release our new video, New Nurses: Your License to Practice.  It provides new graduates with valuable information on nursing regulation as they begin their careers in this highly respected profession," comments Nancy Spector, PhD, RN, FAAN, director, Regulatory Innovations, NCSBN.

In national polls the public consistently ranks nursing as the most ethical and honest profession in America, reflecting the special bond that exists between nurses and those under their care. To assist new nurses in safeguarding their professionalism and integrity, this video covers how the profession is regulated and introduces key issues of professional responsibility, including the prevention of violations of a state Nurse Practice Act. The video also reminds new nurses of the importance of maintaining professional boundaries and upholding nursing ethics.

NCSBN produces a wide variety of publications including books, white papers, brochures and research briefs that focus on the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN Examinations, as well as health care issues and activities, in addition to conducting its own research studies by addressing some of today’s most important nursing practice issues. These publications present in-depth information and best practice techniques to enhance perspective and contribute to the nursing knowledge base and are available for download free of charge from the NCSBN website. An online library of resources and tools also includes videos that count among its catalog subjects such as professional boundaries in nursing, substance use disorder in nursing, the Nurse Licensure Compact explained and NCLEX. Additionally, recorded webinars, toolkits and presentations are available for download.

Founded March 15, 1978, as an independent not-for-profit organization, NCSBN was 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. 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 24 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 4.5 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.

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