Recent Research

NCSBN and The National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers conducted a national workforce survey of Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses (LPN/VNs). The survey is designed to collect crucial information on the supply of RNs and LPN/VNs in the United States. Having an adequate supply of nurses in the workforce is among the priorities of a safe and effective health care system. Knowledge of the supply of nurses can be used to predict possible shortages and assist in the allocation of resources, program development and recruitment efforts in both the health care system and education sectors.

NCSBN conducted a landmark, national, multi-site, longitudinal study of simulation use in prelicensure nursing programs.

Transition into Practice: Engaging, Experiencing, Empowering

Transition to Practice (TTP) is an expansive initiative of NCSBN that provides a way to empower and formalize the journey of newly licensed nurses from education to practice.