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The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN), has just published a new “NCSBN Welcomes You to the Nursing Profession” booklet. Offered as a gift to newly licensed nurses in honor of its 40th anniversary, NCSBN created this booklet as a resource to help nurses better understand nursing regulation and their board of nursing (BON).Read More
UPDATE: The eNLC was implemented on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 with 29 member states. Colorado and New Mexico’s governors signed their legislation the evening of Jan. 18. As of this date, nurses with eNLC multistate licenses may begin practicing in eNLC states.Read More
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN) marks reaching its 40th anniversary milestone in 2018 with the inspiring theme of “Regulatory Excellence Surging Toward the Future.”Read More
Wisconsin has joined Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming as a member of the eNLC.Read More