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2017 NCSBN Annual Institute of Regulatory Excellence (IRE) Conference
Jan. 24-26, 2017 - Clearwater Beach, FL
The NCSBN Annual Institute of Regulatory Excellence (IRE) Conference explores the role of nursing regulation in the policy making process as well as the current trends, strategies and ethical implications.
2017 NCSBN Midyear Meeting
March 13-15, 2017 - Salt Lake City, UT
The NCSBN Midyear Meeting includes the business of NCSBN, leadership and education.
2017 NCSBN APRN Roundtable
April 4 - Rosemont, IL
The NCSBN APRN Roundtable is an opportunity for advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) stakeholders to discuss common issues/concerns regarding APRNs.
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Apply Now! Exams Summer Internship ProgramPosted: 12/14/2016
The NCSBN Examinations department is now accepting applications for the 2017 Summer Internship Program. One advanced doctoral student in educational measurement or a related field will have the opportunity to gain experience working on issues related to CAT, and licensure and certification exams. Please see the application for details.
NCSBN is pleased that nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and certified nurse midwives will now have full practice authority when they are acting within the scope of their VA employment, but disappointed that certified registered nurse anesthetists are not included in this ruling.Read More
National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCSBN-002-2016 Reporting of Disciplinary Actions by Boards of Nursing (new standard) and NCSBN-003-2016 Primary Source Verification of Licensure by Endorsement (new standard) were accepted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Board of Standards Review.Read More
NCSBN voted on Dec. 1, 2016, to uphold the current passing standard for the NCLEX-PN Examination. The passing standard will remain at the current level of -0.21 logits that was instituted April 1, 2014. This passing standard will remain in effect through March 31, 2020.Read More
The eNLC has received a letter of support from Optum. This organization joins a list of more than 25 others that recognize that nursing care in the 21st century must be dynamic and fluid across state boundaries and that the NLC offers the best mechanism by which to achieve this goal.Read More
New! 2017 NCLEX-PN Test Plan - BasicPosted: 10/6/2016
The 2017 NCLEX-PN Test Plan - Basic is now available to download and will go into effect April 1, 2017. NCLEX test plans are updated every three years to reflect current, entry-level nursing competency. The basic version of the test plan is an overview of approved content distribution. Visit the Test Plan page for more information on NCLEX test plans.
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCSBN Board of Directors has voted to provide NCSBN courses “Understanding Substance Use Disorder in Nursing” and “Nurse Manager Guidelines for Substance Use Disorder” free of charge for all nurses and nursing students.Read More
Learning Extension courses are coming to your mobile devices!Posted: 9/21/2016
Seven mobile-friendly courses are available now and more will be released in the coming months! The newly designed courses allow you study wherever and whenever is convenient for you!
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 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