Research

NCSBN conducts cutting-edge, award-winning research that supports evidence-based regulatory decisions for patient safety and public protection.

~1.2thousand participants in the National Prelicensure RN Study

Featured Research

National Prelicensure RN Study: Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Nursing Education

Currently underway at 55 nursing education sites across 26 US states, the National Prelicensure RN Study seeks to determine the extent to which programs changed their instructional formats due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The study will then prospectively and longitudinally track over 700 prelicensure nursing students and 450 faculty to measure engagement, academic performance, and early career experience.

Recently Completed Research

Outcomes of Substance Use Disorder Monitoring Programs for Nurses

See the results of the recently completed "Outcomes of Susbstance Use Disorder Monitoring Programs for Nurses" study.

Envisioning the Future of Nursing Regulation Through Research: A Global Agenda

Find out more about the recently published article, "Envisioning the Future of Nursing Regulation Through Research: A Global Agenda"

Report of Findings from the 2021 RN Nursing Knowledge Survey

This study identifies the knowledge needed by newly licensed RNs. The results of this study will be used to inform item development. Because changes can occur in registered nurse (RN) practice, this study is conducted on a three-year cycle. Due to COVID-19, the RN knowledge survey was conducted in 2021.

Report of Findings from the 2021 LPN/VN Nursing Knowledge Survey

This study identifies the knowledge needed by newly licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/VNs). The results of this study (i.e., the important knowledge statements) will be used to inform item development. Because changes can occur in LPN/VN practice, this study is conducted on a three-year cycle.