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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. 

    Register Now!

  • 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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  • Help Make ncsbn.org Better
    Posted: 6/1/2017

    We need your help to improve ncsbn.org. Please take this quick survey to tell us about your experience using the website.

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  • Georgia Jurisprudence Examinations Launched
    Posted: 5/31/2017

    NCSBN is pleased to announce the launch of online jurisprudence examinations for nurses practicing in Georgia. There are two convenient options for Georgia nurses:

    • Georgia Licensed Practical Nurse Jurisprudence Examination
    • Georgia Registered Nurse Jurisprudence Examination

    Learn more and sign up anytime at learningext.com.

  • Posted: 5/17/2017

    South Carolina has joined Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming as a member of the eNLC. Gov. Henry McMaster signed the bill May 11, 2017.

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  • Posted: 5/11/2017

    Georgia has joined Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming as a member of the eNLC. Gov. Nathan Deal signed the bill May 9, 2017.

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  • Registration is Open for the 2017 NCLEX Conference
    Posted: 5/8/2017

    Register today for the NCLEX Conference on September 25, 2017 in Rosemont, IL! Nurse educators, boards of nursing and regulatory bodies, and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend this one-day, educational event on the topics of test development, operations and research. View the online brochure for registration and session details. 

  • Nurses Week Celebration & Sale at learningext.com
    Posted: 5/6/2017

    We're celebrating nurses all week on learningext.com. Special features include:

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  • Posted: 5/3/2017

    Nebraska has joined Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming as a member of the eNLC. Gov. Pete Ricketts signed the bill April 25, 2017.

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  • Posted: 4/28/2017

    West Virginia has joined Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Utah and Wyoming as a member of the eNLC. Gov. Jim Justice signed the bill April 26, 2017.

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  • Posted: 4/28/2017

    Iowa has joined Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming as a member of the eNLC. Gov. Terry Branstad signed the bill April 21, 2017.

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  • New & Improved NCLEX Review Courses Launch – Now Mobile Friendly!
    Posted: 4/10/2017

    The latest versions (v8.5) of NCSBN's Reviews for the NCLEX-RN & NCLEX-PN are now available and include these new features:

    • Now mobile-friendly! Now you can access the courses on a mobile or desktop device.
    • Updated content to reflect the latest NCLEX Test Plans.
    • New questions, including multiple-response (SATA) question types

    Don't wait, sign up today!

  • New! NCLEX Special Research Section
    Posted: 4/3/2017

    Beginning in July, 2017, NCSBN will present a Special Research Section as part of the NCLEX-RN administration. 

    For more information on the Special Research Section, please view this document: Special Research Section on the NCLEX.


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