NCSBN's 59 Member Boards are comprised of the boards of nursing (BON) in:
- 50 U.S. states
- District of Columbia
- Four U.S. territories-American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands
- Three states have two BONs, one for registered nurses (RNs) and one for licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/VNs): California, Louisiana and West Virginia
- One state, Nebraska, has both the BON and the board for advanced practice nurses (APRNs) represented
In order to be approved for membership as a Member Board, jurisdictional BONs must:
- Agree to use one or more NCSBN licensing examinations
- Execute an agreement
Final approval for membership is made by the Delegate Assembly, NCSBN’s policy-making body.
Benefits to Member Boards
Member Boards gain access to invaluable NCSBN services and product offerings that will assist in efforts to protect and promote the welfare of the public and the interests of the profession of nursing. Collectively, Member Boards have voting privileges during NCSBN’s Annual Meeting to establish the strategic purpose and direction of the organization.
Only members are granted access to private pages on www.ncsbn.org.