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
NCSBN CEO Kathy Apple MS, RN, FAAN, will be presented with the NLN President’s Award by NLN president Marsha Howell Adams, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF, at the opening session of the NLN Education Summit on Sept. 30, 2015.Read More
Approximately 260,000 nurses in the U.S. will receive a survey from National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and The National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers in the month of July.Read More
NCSBN's course for members, Delegate Orientation, has recently been updated for 2015 and is available for registration. Members will get an overview and understanding of the NCSBN Delegate Assembly. This course is free for members.