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 (NCSBN), in partnership with The National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers, will launch the only national-level survey specifically focused on the U.S. nursing workforce in June.Read More
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing Inc. will recognize its dedicated and exceptional membership and guests at its annual awards ceremony on Aug. 20, 2015, during the NCSBN Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly, held in Chicago, Aug. 19-21, 2015.Read More
A special Delegate Assembly of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®) today approved the revised Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) and the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact (APRNC).Read More
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) NCLEX-RN Examination reached the milestone of testing more than 1,000 Canadian students and graduates, and international applicants for licensure/registration.Read More