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's newly updated Medication Errors course is now available. It emphasizes:
These organizations join 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 these compacts offer the best mechanism by which to achieve this goal.Read More
The NCLEX-RN Test Plan provides a concise summary of the content and scope of the licensing exam. It serves as a guide for exam development as well as candidate preparation. The 2016 NCLEX-RN test plans, English and French versions, are now available and will take effect April 2016.
Chicago - The National Council of State Boards of Nursing Inc. (NCSBN) has debuted the video, "New Nurses: Your License to Practice," to help new nursing students and newly licensed nurses better understand nursing licensure and regulation.Read More