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  • Posted: 4/12/2018

    Kansas has become the 30th member of the eNLC with the signing of the bill by Gov. Jeff Colyer, on April 10, 2018. The eNLC was implemented Jan. 19, 2018, in the existing 29* states. Kansas’ eNLC implementation date is July 1, 2019.

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  • Posted: 4/11/2018

    NCSBN has unveiled a new interactive Nursys Authorization to Practice Map. With just a few clicks, the user can see a dynamic, easy to understand visual representation of all the states where a nurse has authorization to practice.

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  • Posted: 4/4/2018

    In honor of its 40th anniversary this year, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN), is making a special donation of $140,000 to the Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association (FNSNA).

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  • Posted: 3/14/2018

    The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN), has just published a new “NCSBN Welcomes You to the Nursing Profession” booklet. Offered as a gift to newly licensed nurses in honor of its 40th anniversary, NCSBN created this booklet as a resource to help nurses better understand nursing regulation and their board of nursing (BON).

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  • Posted: 1/19/2018

    UPDATE: The eNLC was implemented on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 with 29 member states. Colorado and New Mexico’s governors signed their legislation the evening of Jan. 18. As of this date, nurses with eNLC multistate licenses may begin practicing in eNLC states.

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  • Posted: 1/3/2018

    The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN) marks reaching its 40th anniversary milestone in 2018 with the inspiring theme of “Regulatory Excellence Surging Toward the Future.”

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  • Posted: 12/19/2017

    Wisconsin has joined Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming as a member of the eNLC.

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  • NCSBN Summer 2018 Internship
    Posted: 12/8/2017

    NCSBN is pleased to offer a summer internship for an advanced doctoral student in educational measurement or a related field. The internship will be located in NCSBN offices in Chicago, IL and will be held from June 4 to July 27, 2018. Additional information can be found on the internship application. The deadline for application is 1/28/2018.

  • NCSBN 101 Course Updated
    Posted: 12/5/2017

    NCSBN's course for members, NCSBN 101, has been updated for 2017. The 2017 course has an updated look and feel and is accessible on mobile devices. The course gives members an overview of NCSBN and information about getting more involved. The course is free for members. Members receive 4.8 Contact Hours upon successful completion. 

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  • Posted: 10/9/2017

    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.

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  • Posted: 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.

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  • Hurricanes Harvey & Irma State Laws & Executive Orders
    Posted: 9/13/2017

    View laws and executive orders that have been issued in response to these storms.

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  • Posted: 9/7/2017

    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.

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  • Posted: 8/25/2017

    The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) met in Chicago, Aug. 16-18, 2017, to consider pertinent association business with its member boards of nursing (BONs). There were 57 member boards represented by delegates.

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  • Questions about the NCLEX-RN Special Research Section?
    Posted: 8/24/2017

    We have your answers! Learn more about the Special Research Section by reading through our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), available in English and French. We appreciate your participation in this research, and contribution to the future development of NCSBN examinations and enhancement of the nursing profession.

  • Posted: 8/24/2017

    NCSBN Board of Directors President Katherine Thomas, MN, RN, FAAN, executive director, Texas Board of Nursing, announces new members of the NCSBN Board of Directors who were elected during the 2017 Delegate Assembly.

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  • Posted: 8/22/2017

    The Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators have set Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, as the implementation date for the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). There are 26 states in the eNLC.*

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  • Posted: 8/22/2017

    NCSBN inducted its 11th group of Fellows of the NCSBN Institute of Regulatory Excellence during the NCSBN Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly in Chicago Aug. 16-18, 2017.

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  • Posted: 8/22/2017

    NCSBN recognized 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.

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  • New Montana Nurse Practice Act Course Launched 
    Posted: 8/16/2017

    The CE course helps nurses in the state to better understand their scope of practice & licensure requirements. 

    Learn more and sign up anytime at learningext.com.

  • The 2017 NCLEX Conference is SOLD OUT!
    Posted: 7/27/2017

    Registration for the NCLEX Conference on September 25, 2017, in Rosemont, IL, has reached capacity! For those joining us, be sure to check out the travel, hotel and day-of details that are available on our website. For those who were not able to register this year, visit our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for current NCLEX information.

  • Posted: 7/24/2017

    The signing of legislation by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on July 20, 2017, triggered the landmark enactment of the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC), ushering in a new era of nurse licensure in the U.S.

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  • Professional Accountability & Legal Liability for Nurses Online Course Launches
    Posted: 7/25/2017

    NCSBN Learning Extension has launched a major revision to the Professional Accountability & Legal Liability for Nurses course. The course addresses professional accountability and provides strategies for reducing the risk of legal liability.

    Learners receive 4.6 contact hours for successfully completing the course post-test. 

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  • Posted: 7/10/2017

    NCSBN announces that the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists is now uploading their certification information into the NCSBN Nursys database.

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  • Posted: 6/27/2017

    Maine has joined Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming as a member of the eNLC.

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  • Posted: 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.

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  • Posted: 6/13/2017

    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.

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  • Posted: 6/12/2017

    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.

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  • 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.

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    Posted: 6/1/2017

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