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.
About the NCLEX

Application & Registration

Learn about the NCLEX registration and application for licensure/registration processes.
About Application & Registration

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.
About Test Plans

  • Posted: 5/22/2018

    The National Council of State Boards of Nursing Inc. (NCSBN) will recognize its dedicated and exceptional membership and guests at its annual awards ceremony during the NCSBN Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly, held in Minneapolis, Aug. 15-17, 2018.

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  • Nurses Week Celebration & Sale at learningext.com
    Posted: 5/6/2018

    We're celebrating nurses week on learningext.com. Features include:

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  • Major updates to Learning Extension’s NCLEX-RN review course
    Posted: 5/1/2018

    NCSBN Learning Extension has launched version 9 of its NCLEX-RN review course. Features include:  

    • Restructured content to support self-directed learning
    • Interactive & mobile friendly
    • 1,500+ NCLEX-style questions
    • Activities to help retention
    • Content supporting different learning styles (audio, visual & kinesthetic)

    Learn more and sign up at learningext.com.

  • Posted: 4/12/2018

    Kansas has become the 30th member of the eNLC with the signing of the bill by Gov. Jeff Colyer, on April 10, 2018. The eNLC was implemented Jan. 19, 2018, in the existing 29* states. Kansas’ eNLC implementation date is July 1, 2019.

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When it launches in August, the NCSBN Global Regulatory Atlas will provide regulation, licensure and education information for countries around the globe.

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Voting for open positions takes place in August.

Meet the candidates

The NursingAmerica campaign is raising awareness of APRNs and advocating for legislation across the country.

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