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  • Posted: 3/23/2017

    Kentucky has joined Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Utah and Wyoming as a member of the eNLC. Gov. Matt Bevin signed the bill March 22, 2017.

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  • Posted: 3/22/2017

    Mississippi has joined Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Utah and Wyoming as a member of the eNLC. Gov. Phil Bryant signed the bill March 20, 2017.

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  • Posted: 3/21/2017

    Arkansas has joined Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Utah and Wyoming as a member of the eNLC. Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed the bill March 13, 2017.

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  • Posted: 3/20/2017

    Utah has joined Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia and Wyoming as a member of the eNLC. Gov. Gary Herbert signed the bill March 15, 2017.

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  • Posted: 3/17/2017

    Yesterday, the White House released their FY 2018 Budget outline, “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again,” which proposes cutting $403 million from federal health professional and nursing workforce programs and $5.8 billion from the National Institutes of Health, which includes the National Institute for Nursing Research.

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  • Registration Now Open for the 2017 Midyear Meeting Webcast
    Posted: 2/9/2017

    The 2017 NCSBN Midyear Meeting takes place March 13-15 in Salt Lake City, Utah. A webcast of the second and third days of the meeting is available for members who are unable to attend in person. Members and associate members can register for the webcast to receive sign in information.

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  • Posted: 2/1/2017

    The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has launched a new Transition to Practice (TTP) online e-learning program for newly licensed nurses. 

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  • Transition to Practice Program for New Nurses Launched
    Posted: 1/25/2017

    NCSBN Learning Extension has launched a five-course online program based on the findings of the Transition to Practice Study. Each course helps new nurses succeed by encouraging reflection and enhancing critical thinking skills. There’s also a course to help preceptors empower new nurses.

    Learn More at http://learningext.com/new-nurses

  • Apply Now! Exams Summer Internship Program
    Posted: 12/14/2016

    The NCSBN Examinations department is now accepting applications for the 2017 Summer Internship Program. One advanced doctoral student in educational measurement or a related field will have the opportunity to gain experience working on issues related to CAT, and licensure and certification exams. Please see the application for details.

  • Posted: 12/13/2016

    NCSBN is pleased that nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and certified nurse midwives will now have full practice authority when they are acting within the scope of their VA employment, but disappointed that certified registered nurse anesthetists are not included in this ruling.

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  • Posted: 12/7/2016

    National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCSBN-002-2016 Reporting of Disciplinary Actions by Boards of Nursing (new standard) and NCSBN-003-2016 Primary Source Verification of Licensure by Endorsement (new standard) were accepted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Board of Standards Review.

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  • Posted: 12/6/2016

    NCSBN voted on Dec. 1, 2016, to uphold the current passing standard for the NCLEX-PN Examination. The passing standard will remain at the current level of -0.21 logits that was instituted April 1, 2014. This passing standard will remain in effect through March 31, 2020.

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  • Posted: 11/22/2016

    The eNLC has received a letter of support from Optum. This organization joins a list of more than 25 others that recognize that nursing care in the 21st century must be dynamic and fluid across state boundaries and that the NLC offers the best mechanism by which to achieve this goal.

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  • New! 2017 NCLEX-PN Test Plan - Basic
    Posted: 10/6/2016

    The 2017 NCLEX-PN Test Plan - Basic is now available to download and will go into effect April 1, 2017. NCLEX test plans are updated every three years to reflect current, entry-level nursing competency. The basic version of the test plan is an overview of approved content distribution. Visit the Test Plan page for more information on NCLEX test plans.

  • Posted: 10/3/2016

    The National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCSBN Board of Directors has voted to provide NCSBN courses “Understanding Substance Use Disorder in Nursing” and “Nurse Manager Guidelines for Substance Use Disorder” free of charge for all nurses and nursing students.

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  • Learning Extension courses are coming to your mobile devices!
    Posted: 9/21/2016

    Seven mobile-friendly courses are available now and more will be released in the coming months! The newly designed courses allow you study wherever and whenever is convenient for you!

    Find out the full release schedule!

  • Posted: 8/25/2016

    National Council of State Boards of Nursing President Katherine Thomas, MN, RN, FAAN, executive director, Texas Board of Nursing, announces new members to the NCSBN Board of Directors who were elected during the 2016 Delegate Assembly.

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  • Posted: 8/24/2016

    The National Council of State Boards of Nursing inducted its 10th group of Fellows of the NCSBN Institute of Regulatory Excellence (IRE) during the NCSBN Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly in Chicago Aug. 17-19, 2016.

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  • Posted: 8/24/2016

    The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. recognized dedicated and exceptional membership and guests at its annual awards ceremony during the NCSBN Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly, held in Chicago, Aug. 18, 2016.

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  • Posted: 8/24/2016

    The National Council of State Boards of Nursing met in Chicago, Aug. 17-19, 2016, to consider pertinent association business with its member boards of nursing. There were 59 member boards represented by delegates.

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  • Registration Open for 2016 Annual Meeting Webcast
    Posted: 8/2/2016

    The 2016 NCSBN Annual Meeting will take place August 17-19 in Chicago, IL. A webcast of the meeting is available for members who are unable to attend in person. Members and associate members can register for the webcast to receive sign in information.

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  • Delegate Orientation Course Updated
    Posted: 7/13/2016

    NCSBN's course for members, Delegate Orientation, has recently been updated for 2016 and is available for registration. Members will get an overview and understanding of the NCSBN Delegate Assembly. This course is free for members.

    Register today.

  • Posted: 7/7/2016

    Missouri has joined Arizona, Florida, Idaho, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia and Wyoming as a member of the enhanced NLC. Senate Bill 635 and House Bill 1816 were signed by Gov. Jay Nixon on July 5, 2016.

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  • Posted: 6/29/2016

    New Hampshire has joined Arizona, Florida, Idaho, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia and Wyoming as a member of the enhanced NLC. Senate Bill 329 was signed by Gov. Maggie Hassan on June 10, 2016.

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  • Fraud Detection for Licensure Applications - New Course for Members
    Posted: 6/6/2016

    NCSBN has launched a new online course for members. Fraud Detection for Licensure Applications was developed based on the work of the NCSBN Fraud Detection Committee and NCSBN’s Resource Manual on Application Fraud Prevention, Detection and Communication (2015).

    Learners receive 5.0 Contact Hours after completing the course post-test.

    Register Now!

  • Posted: 5/23/2016

    NCSBN will recognize dedicated and exceptional membership and guests at its annual awards ceremony during the NCSBN Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly, held in Chicago, Aug. 17-19, 2016.

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  • Posted: 5/18/2016

    The National Council of State Boards of Nursing and The National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers announce the publication of the 2015 National Nursing Workforce Survey, a new study that provides a comprehensive snapshot of the U.S. registered nurse and licensed practical/vocational nurse workforce in 2015.

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  • Posted: 5/11/2016

    Oklahoma has become one of the first states to enact the enhanced NLC, joining Florida, Idaho, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia and Wyoming as a member. The House Bill 2482 was signed by Gov. Mary Fallin on April 26, 2016.

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  • Nurses Week Discount at learningext.com
    Posted: 5/6/2016

    To show our appreciation of nurses, we're offering 10% off of all NCSBN Learning Extension courses.

    The discount applies to courses purchased between May 6 and May 12, 2016. 

    Buy a course now!

  • Posted: 5/5/2016

    NCSBN now provides automatic license status quickly, easily, securely and free of charge to individual nurses who enroll through Nursys e-Notify.

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