Policy Updates and News
Congress Passes Legislation to Address the Opioid Epidemic
Federal Trade Commission Report Highlights Nurse Licensure Compact
Student Loan Default and State Licensing Board Discipline
Occupational Licensing Reform Database
2017 Environmental Scan
The 2017 NCSBN Environmental Scan represents a systematic and continuous effort to search for information about how nursing is evolving, and what that means for the future of nursing regulation. A variety of sources have been used to compile this document. Of course, this publication represents a mere snapshot in time of the world around us - both inside and outside of nursing regulation. It was distributed as a supplement to the Journal of Nursing Regulation in January 2017.