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.
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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.
About the NCLEX
Learn about the NCLEX registration and application for licensure/registration processes.
About Application & Registration
View the NCLEX test plans which serve as blue prints to outline the content to be tested and guide the item writing process.
About Test Plans
National Council of State Boards of Nursing President Katherine Thomas, MN, RN, FAAN, executive director, Texas Board of Nursing, announces new members to the NCSBN Board of Directors who were elected during the 2016 Delegate Assembly.Read More
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing met in Chicago, Aug. 17-19, 2016, to consider pertinent association business with its member boards of nursing. There were 59 member boards represented by delegates.Read More
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing inducted its 10th group of Fellows of the NCSBN Institute of Regulatory Excellence (IRE) during the NCSBN Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly in Chicago Aug. 17-19, 2016.Read More
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. recognized dedicated and exceptional membership and guests at its annual awards ceremony during the NCSBN Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly, held in Chicago, Aug. 18, 2016.Read More