Resources

NCSBN produces a wide variety of publications, online courses, videos, brochures, toolkits and newsletters presenting in-depth information and best practice techniques that contribute to the body of nursing knowledge.

Topic
Type
Audience
Knowledge Network
Year
  • Evidence-based Nursing Education Program Approval

    Toolkit that includes resources about program approval and national nursing accreditation.

    Toolkit

  • 2021 NCLEX Fact Sheet

    Fact sheets provide volume and pass rate data for both U.S. and international candidates. Information is provided for performance on NCSBN's two nurse licensure examinations, the NCLEX-PN and NCLEX-RN. 

    2021 | Publication

  • 2021 NCLEX Pass Rates

    Summary data for multiple categories of candidates, U.S. and international, is provided for performance on NCSBN's two nurse licensure examinations, the NCLEX-PN and NCLEX-RN. 

    2021 | Publication

  • APRN Consensus Model Toolkit

    NCSBN has developed numerous resources to help boards of nursing and legislators adopt requirements outlined in the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation.

    Toolkit

  • REx-PN Practice Analysis

    The periodic performance of practice analysis (i.e., job analysis) studies assists BCCNM and CNO in evaluating the validity of the test plan that guides content distribution of the licensure examination for Licensed Practical/Registered Practical Nurses (LPN/RPNs). Because the Canadian health care industry is rapidly changing, practice analysis studies will be conducted by BCCNM and CNO on a five-year cycle. This practice analysis was conducted with the assistance of National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). 

    2019 | Publication

  • 2022 REx-PN Test Plan

    EFFECTIVE JANUARY 4, 2022

    The REx-PN test plan includes an in-depth overview of the content categories, details about the administration of the exam and REx-PN style item writing exercises. 

    2020 | Publication

  • NLC Commission Member Resources

    Toolkit

  • 2020 NCSBN Year In Review

    Explore the 2020 Year in Review microsite that documents all of NCSBN’s accomplishments and initiatives during a year of unprecedented challenges. 

    2021 | Website

  • 2019 NCSBN Year In Review

    Explore the 2019 Year in Review microsite that documents all of NCSBN’s accomplishments and initiatives in the past year.

    2020 | Website

  • 2020 NCLEX Examination Statistics

    This annual publication provides data on candidate performance on the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN Examinations and also includes data on the candidates who have been able to take the NCLEX-RN for purposes of licensure/registration in Canada since Jan. 5, 2015. This publication provides a brief overview of how Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) works, how the passing standard is set, and how the pass/fail decision is made at the beginning. The main part of the publication is a detailed breakdown of candidate performance for 2020 and includes the pass rates by candidate type, degree type and country. In addition, the publication contains NCLEX historical data (e.g., pass rates, passing standards and volume) since CAT administration started in 1994.

    2021 | Publication

  • NGN News – Summer 2021

    Topic: Scoring Models

    2021 | Publication

  • REx-PN Academic Workshop: Hands-On Item Writing Webinar

    Designed for educators, this previously recorded webinar provides an overview of the principles of item writing, allows participants to develop REx-PN style multiple choice items in smaller groups with feedback, and highlights REx-PN resources available.

    2021 | Recorded Webinar