Latest News News See All News /news/news.page ncsbn news [x-request-id] = [bd9058106a031da5b2d515265683d6db] [accept-language] = [en-US,en;q=0.5] [x-forwarded-for] = [10.1.50.8] [accept] = [text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8] [via] = [1.1 google] [x-real-ip] = [35.191.10.32] [x-forwarded-scheme] = [https] [x-original-forwarded-for] = [3.238.235.248,34.144.206.224] [x-cloud-trace-context] = [eb15ca5cac77a70ad82a1afa5c0fc33c/10214133536292620619] [host] = [lsds] [connection] = [close] [x-scheme] = [https] [accept-encoding] = [br,gzip] [user-agent] = [CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/)] current 4 en_US ltrt8vee /default/main/NCSBN true ncsbn/News manual 2024-04-15 13:47:47 /default/main/NCSBN/STAGING 2024-04-15 08:13:56 en_US templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2024/ncsbn-launches-2024-nursing-workforce-survey.xml templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2024/ncsbn-launches-2024-nursing-workforce-survey.xml /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default ltrt8vee 2024-04-15 08:13:56 ltrt8vee ltrt8vee templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2024/ncsbn-launches-2024-nursing-workforce-survey.xml ltrt8vee 2024-04-15 08:07:00 /default/main/NCSBN News Release ltrt8vee ltrt8vee 1713187069885 2024-04-15 13:47:47 /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default/templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2024/ncsbn-launches-2024-nursing-workforce-survey.xml ncsbn-launches-2024-nursing-workforce-survey ltrt8vee ltrt8vee 1 NCSBN Launches 2024 Nursing Workforce Survey News Release 2024-04-15 08:07:00 /sites/ncsbn/news/news-releases.page /templatedata/ncsbn/Vertical-Navigation/data/news.xml <p>On the heels of its groundbreaking 2022 research, NCSBN will launch the 2024 National Nursing Workforce Survey in April 2024. The survey will run through September 2024.</p> /images/2024-workforce-news3.png yes yes <p>CHICAGO &ndash; On the heels of its groundbreaking 2022 research, NCSBN will launch the 2024 National Nursing Workforce Survey in April 2024. The survey will run through September 2024.</p> <p>The largest, most comprehensive and rigorous evaluation of the entire nursing workforce, NCSBN&rsquo;s survey in 2022 found that almost 1 million nurses indicated an intent to leave the profession by 2027.</p> <p>&ldquo;It is imperative that we continue this essential research,&rdquo; notes Brendan Martin, PhD, NCSBN Research, Director. &ldquo;Ascertaining if nurses perceive that the health care ecosystem has improved, stayed the same or worsened in the last two years, is critical to inform ongoing retention strategies and support sustainable workforce planning.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>In the interest of providing data to researchers, policymakers, regulators, educators and hospital administrators to evaluate workforce needs, forecast future challenges and plan for the safe delivery of care, NCSBN and the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers have conducted biennial nursing workforce studies since 2013.</p> <p>One of the key points that emerged from the 2022 survey was although nurses indicated an intention to leave, the situation remains dynamic, and the decisions made by health care leaders now have the potential to change the trajectory of the projected outcome.</p> <p>NCSBN Chief Officer of Nursing Regulation Maryann Alexander, PhD, RN, FAAN, states, &ldquo;Health care systems, policymakers, regulators and academic leaders are uniquely positioned to work together to enact solutions that will spur positive systemic change to take on these challenges and maximize patient protection in care into the future. That&rsquo;s why it is critical to continually provide them with the data they need to inform this crucial work.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> <p>For more information about the 2024 National Nursing Workforce Survey visit <a href="/sites/ncsbn/research/recent-research/workforce.page">ncsbn.org/workforce</a>.</p> <p><strong>About NCSBN</strong></p> <p>Empowering and supporting nursing regulators across the world in their mandate to protect the public, NCSBN is an independent, not-for-profit organization. As a global leader in regulatory excellence, NCSBN champions regulatory solutions to borderless health care delivery, agile regulatory systems and nurses practicing to the full scope of their education, experience and expertise. A world leader in test development and administration, NCSBN&rsquo;s NCLEX Exams are internationally recognized as the preeminent nursing examinations.</p> <p>NCSBN&rsquo;s membership is comprised of the nursing regulatory bodies (NRBs) in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories. There are seven exam user members and 23 associate members that are either NRBs or empowered regulatory authorities from other countries or territories.</p> <p>The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not individual members.</p> NCSBN Launches 2024 Nursing Workforce Survey The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing. workforce survey 2024 shortage NCSBN Organization, Nursing Regulation FALSE yes en_US lpvzuyn2 /default/main/NCSBN true ncsbn/News manual 2024-02-12 10:39:44 /default/main/NCSBN/STAGING 2024-02-09 10:50:30 en_US templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2024/south-dakota-enacts-aprn-compact-.xml.1707755764321_bak templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2024/south-dakota-enacts-aprn-compact-.xml.1707755764321_bak /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default lpvzuyn2 2024-02-09 10:50:30 lpvzuyn2 lpvzuyn2 templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2024/south-dakota-enacts-aprn-compact-.xml.1707755764321_bak lpvzuyn2 2024-02-09 10:42:00 /default/main/NCSBN News Release lpvzuyn2 lpvzuyn2 1707755846280 2024-02-12 10:39:44 /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default/templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2024/south-dakota-enacts-aprn-compact-.xml.1707755764321_bak south-dakota-enacts-aprn-compact lpvzuyn2 lpvzuyn2 1 South Dakota Enacts APRN Compact News Release 2024-02-09 10:42:00 /sites/ncsbn/news/news-releases.page /templatedata/ncsbn/Vertical-Navigation/data/news.xml <p>Gov. Kristi Noem signed the APRN Compact into law in the state of South Dakota on Feb. 5, 2024.</p> /images/APRNCompact-newsrelease.png yes yes <p>CHICAGO &ndash; Gov. Kristi Noem signed the APRN Compact into law in the state of South Dakota on Feb. 5, 2024. When implemented, the compact will allow an APRN to hold one multistate license with a privilege to practice in other compact states. &nbsp;</p> <p>The enactment of the APRN Compact is the result of a nurse-led initiative. The bill was sponsored in both the state Senate and House by lawmakers who are also APRNs, was supported by the SD Department of Health led by Secretary Magstadt, an APRN, and statewide nursing associations.</p> <p>Sen. Erin Tobin, MS, APRN, CNP, who sponsored the legislation, states, &ldquo;The APRN Compact is an actionable step toward workforce problems in our state and nation. Our long-term care summer study looked at this and felt it was a great step forward for APRNs but most importantly, for patients.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>Through the APRN Compact, APRNs will have the ability to travel from state-to-state to deliver care or provide telehealth services across state borders in other compact states. This will increase patient access to high-quality care with the assurance that their practitioner has met rigorous uniform standards no matter where that care is provided.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;As an APRN and legislator, I am thrilled the compact has been signed by Gov. Noem,&rdquo; commented House sponsor Rep. Taylor Rehfeldt, DNAP, APRN, CRNA. &ldquo;The compact will help improve access to workforce and enable APRNs to take care of our communities.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>South Dakota is the fourth jurisdiction to enact the APRN Compact, joining Delaware, North Dakota and Utah. The APRN Compact will be implemented when seven states have enacted the legislation.</p> <p>Secretary of Health Melissa Magstadt, MS, MBA, APRN, South Dakota Department of Health, said, &ldquo;We are grateful to Gov. Noem and the legislators of South Dakota, for their support of our health care workforce through the adoption of the APRN Compact. As a rural state, health care workforce is a challenge and the adoption of this compact is a tool for supporting that workforce.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information about the APRN Compact visit  <a href="https://aprncompact.com/">aprncompact.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>About NCSBN</strong><br />Empowering and supporting nursing regulators across the world in their mandate to protect the public, NCSBN is an independent, not-for-profit organization. As a global leader in regulatory excellence, NCSBN champions regulatory solutions to borderless health care delivery, agile regulatory systems and nurses practicing to the full scope of their education, experience and expertise. A world leader in test development and administration, NCSBN&rsquo;s NCLEX Exams are internationally recognized as the preeminent nursing examinations.<br />&nbsp;<br />NCSBN&rsquo;s membership is comprised of the nursing regulatory bodies (NRBs) in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories. There are seven exam user members and 23 associate members that are either NRBs or empowered regulatory authorities from other countries or territories.<br />&nbsp;<br />The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not individual members.</p> South Dakota Enacts APRN Compact The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing. APRN Compact, South Dakota Compacts, NCSBN Organization FALSE yes en_US lnu7bnsl /default/main/NCSBN true ncsbn/News manual 2023-11-13 08:37:29 /default/main/NCSBN/STAGING 2023-10-31 13:44:34 en_US templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2023/interstate-commission-of-nurse-licensure-compact-administrators-adopts-new-residency-rule.xml templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2023/interstate-commission-of-nurse-licensure-compact-administrators-adopts-new-residency-rule.xml /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default lnu7bnsl 2023-10-31 13:44:34 lnu7bnsl lnu7bnsl templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2023/interstate-commission-of-nurse-licensure-compact-administrators-adopts-new-residency-rule.xml lnu7bnsl 2023-10-31 13:37:00 /default/main/NCSBN News Release lnu7bnsl lnu7bnsl 1699383216933 2023-11-13 08:37:29 /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default/templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2023/interstate-commission-of-nurse-licensure-compact-administrators-adopts-new-residency-rule.xml interstate-commission-of-nurse-licensure-compact-administrators-adopts-new-residency-rule lnu7bnsl lnu7bnsl 1 Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators Adopts New Residency Rule News Release 2023-10-31 13:37:00 /sites/ncsbn/news/news-releases.page /templatedata/ncsbn/Vertical-Navigation/data/news.xml <p>The Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators announces new Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) rules which were adopted at its Aug. 15, 2023 Annual Business Meeting. Among the most notable changes in the NLC rules is a rule pertaining to the requirement of nurses when relocating and therefore, changing a primary state of residence.</p> /images/nlc-60-day-rule-changes-news.png yes yes <p>CHICAGO &ndash; The Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators (ICNLCA) announces new Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) rules which were adopted at its Aug. 15, 2023 Annual Business Meeting. The amended rules take effect Jan. 2, 2024. Prior to the adoption, a comprehensive review of the NLC rules was conducted in order to bring greater clarity to the rules, eliminate redundancies and implement necessary new rules. The current rules had been in effect since the commencement of the current version of the NLC in January 2018.</p> <p>Among the most notable changes in the NLC rules is a rule pertaining to the requirement of nurses when relocating and therefore, changing a <a href="https://nursecompact.com/how-it-works.page#PSOR" target="_blank" rel="noopener">primary state of residence</a>.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.nursecompact.com/files/FinalRulesadopted81120clean_ed.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">current rule</a> (in effect through Jan. 1, 2024) reads:</p> <p style="padding-left: 40px;">402(2) <em>A nurse who changes primary state of residence to another party state shall apply </em><em>for a license in the new party state when the nurse declares to be a resident of the state </em><em>and obtains privileges not ordinarily extended to nonresidents of the state, including but </em><em>not limited to, those listed in 402 (4) (a) &ndash; (e).</em></p> <p>The <a href="https://www.nursecompact.com/files/nlc_rules_2024.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">new rule</a> (effective Jan. 2, 2024) reads:</p> <p style="padding-left: 40px;">402(2)<em> A multistate licensee who changes primary state of residence to another party state shall </em><em>apply for a multistate license in the new party state within 60 days.</em></p> <p>&ldquo;It has always been the case that a nurse must apply for a new compact license when relocating and changing primary state of residence,&rdquo; comments ICNLCA Chair Pam Zickafoose, EdD, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CNE, FRE, executive director, Delaware Board of Nursing. &ldquo;What&rsquo;s new is that as of Jan. 2, 2024, the nurse must initiate that application process in the new state within 60 days of relocating. The new rule will clarify when a nurse must apply for a new license when relocating to a new primary state of residency. Nurse employers will also benefit from this new rule by ensuring that all employees are appropriately licensed. Just as we are required to obtain a new driver&rsquo;s license when relocating to a new primary state of residency, the same type of requirement applies to nurses who hold a compact license and are relocating to another compact state.&rdquo;</p> <p>Nurses can enroll at no cost in Nursys e-Notify to receive notifications related to license renewals at <a href="http://www.nursys.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.nursys.com</a>.</p> <p>Resources such as <a href="https://nursecompact.com/files/60_day_rule_faqs.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FAQs</a> and a brief <a href="https://www.ncsbn.org/recorded-webinar/2023_nlc_webinar_60_day_rule">video</a>&nbsp;about the new rule are available on the NLC website.</p> <p><strong>About the ICNLCA<br /></strong>The ICNLCA facilitates cross border nursing practice through the implementation of the nationally recognized, multistate license, the NLC. The ICNLCA enhances nurse mobility and public protection through maintaining uniform licensure standards among party state boards of nursing; promoting cooperation and collaboration between party states, facilitating the exchange of data and information between party states; and educating stakeholders. The ICNLCA is a quasi-governmental and joint public agency of the party states created and established on July 20, 2017. The Executive Committee is the seven-member elected leadership of the ICNLCA.</p> <p><strong>About the NLC<br /></strong>The NLC allows for registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/VNs) to have one multistate license, with the ability to practice in person or via telehealth in both their home state and other NLC states. Forty-one jurisdictions are presently members of the NLC. Licensing standards are aligned in NLC states, so all nurses applying for a multistate license are required to meet the same standards, which include a federal and state criminal background check that will be conducted for all applicants for multistate licensure.</p> <p>The NLC also enables nurses to provide telehealth nursing services to patients located across the country without having to obtain additional licenses. In the event of a disaster, nurses from multiple states can easily respond to supply vital services. Additionally, almost every nurse, including primary care nurses, case managers, transport nurses, school and hospice nurses, among many others, needs to routinely cross state boundaries to provide the public with access to nursing services, and a multistate license facilitates this process.</p> <p>For more information, contact&nbsp;<a href="mailto:nursecompact@ncsbn.org">nursecompact@ncsbn.org</a>&nbsp;or visit&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ncsbn.org/nurse-licensure-compact.htm">www.nlc.gov</a>.</p> Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators Adopts New Residency Rule The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing. nlc, nurse licensure compact, commission, rules Compacts, Nurse Licensure Compact FALSE yes en_US lmtx1i4f /default/main/NCSBN true ncsbn/News manual 2023-10-09 22:30:46 /default/main/NCSBN/STAGING 2023-10-03 10:38:08 en_US templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2023/interstate-commission-of-nurse-licensure-compact-administrators-elects-2024-executive-committee.xml templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2023/interstate-commission-of-nurse-licensure-compact-administrators-elects-2024-executive-committee.xml /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default lmtx1i4f 2023-10-03 10:38:08 lmtx1i4f lmtx1i4f templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2023/interstate-commission-of-nurse-licensure-compact-administrators-elects-2024-executive-committee.xml lmtx1i4f 2023-10-03 10:33:00 /default/main/NCSBN News Release lmtx1i4f lmtx1i4f 1696905781365 2023-10-09 22:30:46 /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default/templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2023/interstate-commission-of-nurse-licensure-compact-administrators-elects-2024-executive-committee.xml interstate-commission-of-nurse-licensure-compact-administrators-elects-2024-executive-committee lmtx1i4f lmtx1i4f 1 Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators Elects 2024 Executive Committee News Release 2023-10-03 10:33:00 /sites/ncsbn/news/news-releases.page /templatedata/ncsbn/Vertical-Navigation/data/news.xml <p>The Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators, the governing body of the Nurse Licensure Compact, announces new members of its Executive Committee, elected Oct. 1, 2023 to two-year terms.</p> /images/news/news-nlc-commission.jpg yes yes <p>CHICAGO &ndash; The Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators (ICNLCA), the governing body of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), announces new members of its <a href="https://nursecompact.com/about/commission.page#executive-committee">Executive Committee</a>, elected Oct. 1, 2023 to two-year terms:</p> <p><strong>Chair<br /></strong>Pam Zickafoose, EdD, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CNE, FRE,&nbsp;executive director, Delaware Board of Nursing<br />Term expires: Sept.30, 2025 (re-elected)</p> <p><strong>Member-at-Large<br /></strong>Jenny Barnhouse, DNP, RN, executive director, Oklahoma Board of Nursing<br />Term expires: Sept. 30, 2025 (re-elected)</p> <p><strong>Member-at-Large<br /></strong>Linda Young, MS, RN, FRE, executive director, South Dakota Board of Nursing<br />Term expires: Sept. 30, 2025 (re-elected)</p> <p>The remaining members of the Executive Committee include:</p> <p><strong>Vice Chair&nbsp;<br /></strong>Missy Poortenga, MHA, RN, executive director, Montana Board of Nursing&nbsp;<br />Term expires: Sept. 30, 2024</p> <p><strong>Treasurer<br /></strong>Joe Baker, Jr., executive director, Florida Board of Nursing&nbsp;<br />Term expires: Sept. 30, 2024</p> <p><strong>Member-at-Large<br /></strong>Carol Moody, MAS, RN, NEA-BC, board executive, South Carolina Board of Nursing<br />Term expires: Sept. 30, 2024</p> <p><strong>Member-at-Large&nbsp;<br /></strong>Sherry Richardson, MSN, RN, executive director, Tennessee Board of Nursing<br />Term expires: Sept. 30, 2024</p> <p><strong>About the ICNLCA<br /></strong>The ICNLCA facilitates cross border nursing practice through the implementation of the nationally recognized, multistate license, the NLC. The ICNLCA enhances nurse mobility and public protection through maintaining uniform licensure standards among party state boards of nursing; promoting cooperation and collaboration between party states, facilitating the exchange of data and information between party states; and educating stakeholders. The ICNLCA is a quasi-governmental and joint public agency of the party states created and established on July 20, 2017. The Executive Committee is the seven-member elected leadership of the ICNLCA.</p> <p><strong>About the NLC<br /></strong>The NLC allows for registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/VNs) to have one multistate license, with the ability to practice in person or via telehealth in both their home state and other NLC states. Thirty-eight jurisdictions are presently members of the NLC. Licensing standards are aligned in NLC states, so all nurses applying for a multistate license are required to meet the same standards, which include a federal and state criminal background check that will be conducted for all applicants for multistate licensure.</p> <p>The NLC also enables nurses to provide telehealth nursing services to patients located across the country without having to obtain additional licenses. In the event of a disaster, nurses from multiple states can easily respond to supply vital services. Additionally, almost every nurse, including primary care nurses, case managers, transport nurses, school and hospice nurses, among many others, needs to routinely cross state boundaries to provide the public with access to nursing services, and a multistate license facilitates this process.</p> <p>For more information, contact&nbsp;<a href="mailto:nursecompact@ncsbn.org">nursecompact@ncsbn.org</a>&nbsp;or visit&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ncsbn.org/nurse-licensure-compact.htm">www.nlc.gov</a>.</p> Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators Elects 2024 Executive Committee The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing. NLC, ICNLCA, compact, executive committee Compacts, Nurse Licensure Compact FALSE yes

NCSBN Launches 2024 Nursing Workforce Survey

On the heels of its groundbreaking 2022 research, NCSBN will launch the 2024 National Nursing Workforce Survey in April 2024. The survey will run through September 2024.

Posted 04/15/2024

Read More

South Dakota Enacts APRN Compact

Gov. Kristi Noem signed the APRN Compact into law in the state of South Dakota on Feb. 5, 2024.

Posted 02/09/2024

Read More

Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators Adopts New Residency Rule

The Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators announces new Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) rules which were adopted at its Aug. 15, 2023 Annual Business Meeting. Among the most notable changes in the NLC rules is a rule pertaining to the requirement of nurses when relocating and therefore, changing a primary state of residence.

Posted 10/31/2023

Read More

Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators Elects 2024 Executive Committee

The Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators, the governing body of the Nurse Licensure Compact, announces new members of its Executive Committee, elected Oct. 1, 2023 to two-year terms.

Posted 10/03/2023

Read More