National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is an independent, not-for-profit organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting public health, safety and welfare, including the development of nursing licensure examinations.   

NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN Examinations developed and administered by NCSBN are constantly and rigorously evaluated to keep pace with the rapidly evolving health care environment.
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Application & Registration

Learn about the NCLEX registration and application for licensure/registration processes.
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Test Plans

View the NCLEX test plans which serve as blue prints to outline the content to be tested and guide the item writing process.
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  • NCSBN 101 Course Updated
    Posted: 12/5/2017

    NCSBN's course for members, NCSBN 101, has been updated for 2017. The 2017 course has an updated look and feel and is accessible on mobile devices. The course gives members an overview of NCSBN and information about getting more involved. The course is free for members. Members receive 4.8 Contact Hours upon successful completion. 

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  • Posted: 10/9/2017

    The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has named Philip D. Dickison, PhD, RN, to the position of chief officer, operations and examinations. Dickison was previously chief officer of examinations at NCSBN.

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  • Posted: 9/20/2017

    The Tri-Regulator Collaborative have drafted and approved two position statements that highlight the organizations’ shared commitment to protecting public health as well as the common issues faced by the three groups.

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  • Hurricanes Harvey & Irma State Laws & Executive Orders
    Posted: 9/13/2017

    View laws and executive orders that have been issued in response to these storms.

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NCSBN offers resources to help you improve your leadership skills and advance in your career.

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The Interstate Commission has set Jan. 19, 2018, as the implementation date for the eNLC.

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NCSBN's online course program helps new nurses succeed

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