As an educator, you are the person nursing students look to for guidance and education, preparing them for their new role as a nurse. NCSBN provides you with professional, educational resources that seamlessly fit into your lesson plans and capture students.

Featured Publications

Published Date: 2015
Topic: Practice and Education

  • NCSBN CEO Kathy Apple reflects on 14 years of leadership
  • Ask NCSBN: Q&A about the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC)
  • APRN Distance Learning Education Committee update
  • Nurses in Nonclinical Roles
  • NCSBN’s Transition to Practice (TTP) Study in nonhospital settings
  • NCSBN holds its first ever Distance Learning Virtual Conference

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Published Date: 2013
Topic: NCLEX Examinations

NCSBN depends on nurses to assist in the NCLEX item development process. Learn more.

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Published Date: 2010
Topic: Regulation

The Journal of Nursing Regulation (JNR) is a peer-reviewed, academic/professional journal published quarterly in January, April, July and October. It provides a worldwide forum for sharing research, evidence-based practice, and innovative strategies and solutions related to nursing regulation and practice.

The Journal of Nursing Regulation is available online.  Questions or comments may be directed to jnr@ncsbn.org.

Published Date: 2014
Topic: Practice and Education

This brochure helps nursing students, educators, health care organizations and the public understand and apply the concepts of professional boundaries between a nurse and a client. 

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Published Date: 2014
Topic: Practice and Education

This brochure explains how substance use disorder (SUD) affects the nursing profession. Nurses have a legal ethical responsibility to report a colleague’s suspected drug use; learn how to recognize the warning signs and what to do to get a colleague help. Nurses that educate themselves about SUD help not only their colleagues, but they also protect patients.

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