NCSBN Annual Education Program Reports

During the evidence-based nursing education approval guidelines research project, NCSBN found nursing regulatory bodies (NRBs) don’t collect data in the same way for the same time-periods, making accurate research difficult. This first-of-its-kind core nursing education database will provide consistent data and allow for more sophisticated statistical analyses in the future.

Program Background

The Annual Report project stemmed from a comprehensive research study NCSBN conducted between 2017-2020 to identify quality indicators of approved nursing education programs and the warning signs indicating a program may be falling below required standards for approval. The results of that research were published in the Journal of Nursing Regulation (JNR) in July 2020.

The aim of the Annual Report project is to provide consistent, verified data for participating NRBs as well as create a national database of core nursing education data. It also decreases work NRBs need to do on their annual reports by as much as 80%.

Orientation Webinar

This quick webinar explains how the program began and provides detailed instructions for completing the core survey.

Program Participation

Participation in the Annual Reports project is easy. NRBs simply send their logo and any additional questions they wish to include to NCSBN and we do the rest. NCSBN drafts the survey, sends it out and makes sure the results are accurate. Additional information about the  program and a sample survey are available to help you prepare for your participation.

Core Survey Overview

  • Contains just 50 questions, ensuring programs can easily participate.
  • Open for NRBs to add additional questions.
  • 30 NRBs participating and we are in talks with several others.
Download Sample Survey Questions

Survey Results

Participating NRBs will receive a PDF of the survey results, raw data via Excel and access to the national database to create additional reports as desired. Aggregate results and COVID aggregate results from the first set of surveys is currently available.

Participating States

  • Alaska
    Arizona
    Arkansas
    Delaware
    Georgia
    Guam
    Iowa
    Kansas
    Kentucky
    Maryland
    Mississippi PN

  • Mississippi RN
    Missouri
    Montana
    Nebraska
    Nevada
    New Jersey
    North Carolina
    North Dakota
    Northern Mariana Islands
    Ohio

  • Oklahoma
    Oregon
    South Carolina
    South Dakota
    Tennessee
    Texas
    Virginia
    Washington
    West Virginia
    Wyoming

Next Steps & How to Participate

If your NRB would like to participate, please submit an inquiry to request more information.