Legislative Initiatives & Resources


Campaign for APRN Consensus

The Campaign for Consensus is the NCSBN initiative to assist states in aligning their APRN regulation with the major elements of The Consensus Model for APRN Regulation. Learn how the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation can be adopted in your state.


Military Analysis

A Comparison of Selected Military Health Care Occupation Curricula with a Standard Licensed Practical/Vocational Curriculum. 

NCSBN Model Act

The NCSBN Model Act and Rules are exemplary legislation that can be adopted by a BON. The current Model Act & Rules were developed by a NCSBN committee, approved by the Delegate Assembly in 2012 and updated in 2014.

NCSBN Model Rules

The NCSBN Model Act and Rules:

  • Promote a common understanding of what constitutes the practice of nursing
  • Provide a comprehensive framework for boards of nursing to view regulatory issues and needs
  • Identify essential components of legislation
  • Inspire new ideas, new approaches and suggestions for future regulatory goals

Policy Compendium

Positions of the NCSBN Delegate Assembly and Board of Directors. 

Policy Compendium updated October 2015

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