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.

Knowledge Network
  • Leader To Leader Spring 2018

    • Researchers Discuss Groundbreaking Study
    • New Nurse Booklet
    • Hot Topics in Nursing Education
    • Nursing Education Outcomes and Metrics Committee Update
    • Next Generation NCLEX
    • APRN Compact
    • eNLC Resources  

    2018 | Publication

  • Nursys for Members

    Exclusive service for NCSBN member boards that houses a nurse's personal information, licensing information, disciplinary information and license verifications.


  • 2017 NCSBN Year In Review

    NCSBN’s annual yearbook features events, activities and NCLEX Examination statistics for the entire calendar year 2017. This year we have an interactive version with the added feature of videos about NCSBN and comments from NCSBN awardees that you can access directly from the document. The interactive yearbook also features easily accessible links to other videos, slideshows and online resource materials as well as additional information about the subjects covered in the publication. We hope you will enjoy this evolving publication that documents all of NCSBN’s accomplishments and initiatives in the past year! 

    2018 | Publication

  • Passport Administrators

    NCSBN's identity management tool, that allows access to NCSBN's websites and tools.


  • NLC Commission Member Resources


  • 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

  • Passport Administration Help Video

    In this video, we'll show you the ins and outs of creating a new user within Passport. We'll start by signing to Passport as the Passport Admin, navigate through the administrator account, and then cover the easy steps for adding a new user.

    2020 | Video

  • Passport Overview Video

    Passport is an innovative tool that makes online interactions with NCSBN easier for members. It is designed to provide convenient access to all NCSBN websites and applications. This video will show you the benefits of Passport and how you can easily manage your profile and NCSBN application access from within Passport.

    2020 | Video

  • Hive Overview

    Hive is a space for committees and knowledge networks to easily collaborate and participate in dynamic discussions on topics important to you and nursing regulation.

    2015 | Video

  • Update on the National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education (NTF)

    2021 | Event Presentation

  • Leader To Leader Spring 2021

    • Trends in Employment of New Graduates When COVID-19 First Impacted Schools: Excerpts from the NSNA 2020 Annual Survey
    • Q&A: Can Student Nurses Administer the COVID-19 Vaccine?
    • We Are Listening: Thank You for Taking the Leader to Leader Reader Survey
    • An Historic Moment for Nursing Students
    • Questions About U.S. Nurse Licensure? NCSBN’s Nurse Licensure Guidance Tool Provides Resources and Direction
    • Next Generation NCLEX Advances Toward Launch
    • Faculty Implications for the Prelicensure Student Error and Near Miss Data
    • NCSBN’s National Prelicensure-RN Study: Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Nursing Education
    • Study Examines the Global Regulatory Response to the Pandemic
    • The First-ever Nursing Education Core Database
    • Updates on the Unique Nurse Identifier (Nurses’ NCSBN ID)

    2021 | Publication