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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The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has named Philip D. Dickison, PhD, RN, to the position of chief officer, operations and examinations. Dickison was previously chief officer of examinations at NCSBN.Read More
Tri-Regulator Collaborative Release Position Statements Addressing Electronic Health Records, Practitioner BurnoutPosted: 9/20/2017
The Tri-Regulator Collaborative have drafted and approved two position statements that highlight the organizations’ shared commitment to protecting public health as well as the common issues faced by the three groups.Read More
Hurricanes Harvey & Irma State Laws & Executive OrdersPosted: 9/13/2017
View laws and executive orders that have been issued in response to these storms.
In collaboration with enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) member states, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has produced two new videos that provide a quick overview of the eNLC that is due to be implemented on Jan.19, 2018.Read More