COVID-19 Information

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) a global pandemic. NCSBN has gathered information about NCLEX updates, business impactsimpacts to nursing regulatory bodies (NRBs)emergency declarations and state statutory and administrative provisions and details by state about provisions for nurse licensure (RNs, LPN/VNs and APRNs).

Impact on NCLEX Candidates

NCSBN worked with Pearson VUE to reopen a limited number of testing centers as of March 25. The decision to reopen these centers speaks to the unprecedented need for nurses and their importance in the health care system during this time of global pandemic. Some changes will be made to our testing program to enable testing to resume. More information is available

State Registries for Volunteer Vaccine Administer Enrollment

States across the country are taking steps to increase the number of eligible vaccinators to administer the COVID-19 vaccines. NCSBN has compiled a list of volunteer registries and CDC information to serve as a resource.  

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Emergency Response by States and Nurses

Every state, territory, and the District of Columbia has declared a state of emergency. Find out how governments are responding to the pandemic and how the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) is making it easier for nurses in participating states to provide crucial care.

Free COVID-19 Courses Through ICRS

The International Center for Regulatory Scholarship (ICRS) COVID-19 series offers short online courses for nurses and nursing students looking for nursing-specific information about the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Practice/Academic Partnerships

To benefit both students and hospitals during the COVID-19 crisis, NCSBN has joined with other national nursing organizations to promote a practice/academic partnership model.

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State of the World's Nursing Report: Recommendations & Their Relevance to the COVID-19 Pandemic

This video explores the WHO State of the World's Nursing Report and how nurses and nurse regulators can apply it to nursing practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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