Center for Regulatory Excellence (CRE)

The Center for Regulatory Excellence (CRE) provides numerous funding opportunities for scientific research projects, establishes evidence-based programs that advance the science of nursing policy, and offers future nurse leaders the regulatory experience needed to prepare them for the dynamic health care field.

The CRE has 3 programs, the CRE Grant Program, Regulatory Scholars Program & Certificate Program. The CRE Grant & Regulatory Scholars Program include 2 $30,000 CRE grants for doctoral students, paid graduate internships or graduate student experience.

Health Policy & Media Engagement Graduate Certificate

Introduced in May 2017

Designed for NCSBN by the George Washington School of Nursing, this 15 credit certificate program provides an opportunity for NCSBN members and other health professionals to increase their scholarly knowledge of health care policy and enhance their leadership skills in regulatory environments. The Health Policy & Media Engagement Graduate Certificate aims to advance the use of evidence-based standards in health policy and build regulatory expertise for nurse professionals.

Find out more about the Health Policy & Media Engagement Graduate Certificate.

CRE Grant Program

The Center for Regulatory Excellence (CRE) grant program provides up to $300,000 in funding for scientific research projects that advance the science of nursing policy and regulation and build regulatory expertise worldwide. 

Find out more about the Center for Regulatory Excellence (CRE) grant program.

Regulatory Scholars Program

CRE Grant Program For Doctoral Students

The CRE Grant Program for Doctoral Students provides funding for scientific research projects related to nursing regulation and policy. It will be funded by NCSBN’s Center for Regulatory Excellence (CRE) Grant Program and will award up to $30,000 grants to candidates – one grant per each funding cycle.

Find out more about the CRE Grant Program for Doctoral Students.

Paid Graduate Internship

The graduate internship will consist of one eight-week, full-time, paid internship that will provide the intern with valuable nursing regulatory experience related to education, practice, licensure, policy and/or discipline depending on both the intern’s primary area of interest and NCSBN’s organizational objectives.

Find out more about the graduate internship.

Graduate Experience

Unpaid practical experience in nursing regulation or policy will be offered to a limited number of nursing graduate students who would like to gain nursing regulatory/policy experience to satisfy the clinical experience component of their graduate nursing program.

Find out more about the graduate experience program.