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NCSBN CEO Benton Receives Great Cross of Spanish Nursing from the Spanish General Council of NursingPosted: 6/14/2017
NCSBN CEO David Benton, RGN, PhD, FFNF, FRCN, FAAN, received the Great Cross of Spanish Nursing in the Gold Category from the Spanish General Council of Nursing in Barcelona May 26, 2017.Read More
NCSBN will recognize its dedicated and exceptional membership and guests at its annual awards ceremony during the NCSBN Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly, held in Chicago, Aug. 17, 2017.Read More
Texas has joined Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming as a member of the eNLC. Gov. Greg Abbott signed the bill June 9, 2017.Read More
Recent Nursing Grads: Wondering What's Next?Posted: 6/12/2017
This week NCSBN's Learning Extension is looking at what new grads need to know, including tips for your first job and taking the NCLEX.