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.

  • 2020 NCLEX Information Flyer

    Highlights for before, during and after the NCLEX. Includes information on The Eight Steps of the NCLEX, acceptable identification and rules for scheduling/rescheduling your appointment.

    2019 | Publication

  • 2020 NCLEX Candidate Bulletin

    This resource serves as your guide from before to after the NCLEX, including important contact information, details on how to register, the NCLEX Candidate Rules and results processing.

    2019 | Publication

  • NLC Fact Sheets & Resources

    Listed below are helpful resources related to the Nurse Licensure Compact.

    Toolkit

  • About NCSBN: An Introduction to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing

    For more than 40 years, NCSBN has served as a leader in nursing regulation. NCSBN is the vehicle through which nursing regulatory bodies act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting public health, safety and welfare. This video provides a brief history of NCSBN and explains what the organization does and how it achieves its mission of public protection.

    2019 | Video

  • The Next Generation NCLEX Asking the Right Questions

    The Next Generation NCLEX exam is about asking better questions to help nurses think critically when providing care to a client.

    2019 | Video

  • The Right Decisions Come From the Right Questions

    To meet today’s client needs, improved measurement of the nurse’s clinical judgment is critical. At NCSBN, we are dedicated to assessing, and adapting to, the rapidly evolving health care environment, that’s why we are developing Next Generation NCLEX. 

    2019 | Video

  • In Focus Fall 2019

    • 2020 Global Year of the Nurse
    • Honoring a Tireless, Forward-thinking Reformer
    • Wyoming Board President Assists During In-flight Medical Emergency
    • One NCSBN: a Workplace Cultural Transformation
    • The NLC Leads the Way in an Extraordinary Time of Growth and Change
    • 2019 Annual Meeting Recap: Forumulating Strategy & Aligning Influence

    2019 | Publication

  • Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) Educator Webinar

     An overview on the NGN project for educators.

    Objectives include:

    • Discuss NCSBN clinical judgment research and Clinical Judgment Measurement Model
    • Review NGN unfolding case scenarios and item prototypes
    • Show updated NGN resources and FAQs

    2019 | Recorded Webinar

  • NGN News – Fall 2019

    Topic: Approved NGN Item Types

    2019 | Publication

  • NCSBN's Review for the NCLEX-PN Examination

    With NCLEX-style practice questions, essential nursing content organized according to the test plans and reinforcement activities, you'll be well on your way to success. Choose from four different subscription lengths to maximize your learning. Version 9 of the NCLEX-PN course released in December 2019.

    Cost: 3 weeks - $50 | 5 weeks - $70 | 8 weeks - $100 | 15 weeks - $160

    Course

  • 2020 NCLEX-PN Test Plan

    EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2020 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2023

    The NCLEX-PN examination test plan includes an in-depth overview of the content categories along with details about the administration of the exam as well as NCLEX-style item writing exercises and case scenario examples.

     

    2019 | Publication

  • 2017 NCLEX-PN Detailed Test Plan

    EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2017 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2020

    The detailed version of the NCLEX-PN examination test plan includes an in-depth overview of the content categories along with details about the administration of the exam as well as NCLEX-style item writing exercises and case scenario examples.

    2016 | Publication