Licensure Statistics FAQs

  • How is the data compiled?

    This data is compiled by the NCSBN database Nursys which is an electronic information system where Nursing Regulatory Bodies enter both licensure and disciplinary data on a frequent basis.

  • How does Nursys receive information?

    Nursing Regulatory Bodies (NRBs) that participate in Nursys send scheduled updates of information to Nursys.
    57 NRBs participate in providing licensure data to Nursys.

  • Does The National Nursing Database store information on temporary licenses?

    No, the National Nursing Database does not store information for temporary licenses.  

  • Is there a fee to use The National Nursing Database?

    No, this is a complimentary service from NCSBN. 

  • When is The National Nursing Database available?

    The National Nursing Database is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day. 

  • I am unable to print the maps. What should I do?

    You may print data from the maps in either PDF or Excel format. See links below the maps.