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  • The 2017 NCLEX Conference is SOLD OUT!
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    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
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    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.

  • 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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