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  • News Release

    NCSBN Launches Global Regulatory Atlas

    Posted 8/13/2018
    NCSBN has published the groundbreaking Global Regulatory Atlas that charts the nursing regulatory landscape and provides a comprehensive online compendium of nursing regulation worldwide.
  • News Release

    NCSBN Launches Revamped Interactive Timeline

    Posted 8/8/2018
    In honor of its 40th anniversary this year, NCSBN has launched a redesigned and updated interactive timeline that chronicles its history and contributions to nursing regulation.
  • Policy Briefing

    Student Loan Default and State Licensing Board Discipline

    Posted 8/8/2018
    NCSBN issues letter of support for a new bill, the Protecting JOBs Act, which would prevent states from disciplining licensees purely due to their failure to make student loan payments.
  • News Release

    NCSBN Publishes National Nursing Guidelines for Medical Marijuana

    Posted 8/6/2018
    NCSBN has published a comprehensive literature review and evidence-based national nursing guidelines for medical marijuana as a special supplement to its July 2018 edition of the Journal of Nursing Regulation.
  • Policy Briefing

    Occupational Licensing Reform Database

    Posted 8/1/2018
    The NCSBN Government Affairs staff is excited to give members a closer look at the key policy developments in Washington, DC that impact boards of nursing, state-based regulation, and NCSBN’s public policy goals.
  • News Release

    NCSBN Launches New Website

    Posted 7/24/2018
    NCSBN has launched a new website in honor of its 40th anniversary and rebranding of the organization.
  • News Release

    NCSBN Unveils New Logo as Part of 40th Anniversary Celebration

    Posted 6/5/2018
    In honor of its 40th anniversary of its “birthday” June 5, NCSBN has unveiled a new logo and new branding for the organization.
  • News Release

    NCSBN Award Ceremony to Honor Outstanding Nurse Regulators

    Posted 5/22/2018
    The National Council of State Boards of Nursing Inc. (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 Minneapolis, Aug. 15-17, 2018.
  • Government Affairs Update

    Join the Policy Knowledge Network (NCSBN Members Only)

    Posted 5/15/2018

    NCSBN’s Legislative Affairs team will discuss important policy updates and information about our legislative efforts on the Policy Knowledge Network calls. The Legislative Affairs team invites you to join the Knowledge Network to stay up to date on policy issues impacting state boards of nursing!

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  • Policy Briefing

    Join the Government Affairs Knowledge Network (NCSBN Members Only)

    Posted 5/15/2018
    NCSBN members can now get important policy updates, resources, and information about our federal advocacy efforts from the Government Affairs Knowledge Network.
  • Government Affairs Update

    Advanced Practice Nurses Play an Essential Role in Health Care

    Posted 5/10/2018

    Let’s change antiquated laws that limit what APRNs can do. (Source:

    Few professionals enjoy the trust and respect that nurses do. They’ve earned every bit of it and deserve even more...

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  • News Update

    Major updates to Learning Extension’s NCLEX-RN review course

    Posted 5/1/2018

    NCSBN Learning Extension has launched version 9 of its NCLEX-RN review course. Features include:  

    • Restructured content to support self-directed learning
    • Interactive & mobile friendly
    • 1,500+ NCLEX-style questions
    • Activities to help retention
    • Content supporting different learning styles (audio, visual & kinesthetic)

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  • News Release

    Kansas Enacts Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC)

    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.
  • News Release

    NCSBN Unveils New Interactive Nursys Authorization to Practice Map

    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.
  • News Release

    NCSBN Makes Special Contribution to FNSNA

    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).
  • News Release

    NCSBN Unveils Free New Nurse Booklet as Part of its 40th Anniversary Celebration

    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).
  • News Release

    Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) Implemented Jan. 19, 2018

    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.
  • News Release

    NCSBN Kicks off Yearlong 40th Anniversary Celebration

    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.”
  • News Release

    Wisconsin Enacts Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC)

    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.
  • NCLEX Update

    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.

  • News Update

    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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  • News Release

    NCSBN Names Philip Dickison as Chief Officer of Operations and Examinations

    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.
  • News Release

    Tri-Regulator Collaborative Release Position Statements Addressing Electronic Health Records, Practitioner Burnout

    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.
  • News Update

    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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  • News Release

    NCSBN Releases Two New Videos About the eNLC

    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.
  • News Release

    NCSBN Considers Pertinent Association Business with its Member Boards of Nursing at its 2017 Annual Meeting

    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.
  • NCLEX Update

    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.

  • News Release

    NCSBN Elects New Members to its Board of Directors and Leadership Succession Committee

    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.
  • News Release

    NCSBN Award Ceremony Honors Outstanding Nurse Regulators

    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.
  • News Release

    NCSBN Inducts 11th Group of Fellows of the NCSBN Institute of Regulatory Excellence (IRE)

    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.