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.

  • NCSBN Strategic Plan - Part 2

    2019 | Video

  • NCSBN Strategic Plan - Part 3

    2019 | Video

  • NCSBN Strategic Plan Animation 2020-2022

    The NCSBN strategic plan provides a way of focusing and prioritizing objectives as the organization moves forward. This animation summarizes the strategic initiatives for 2020-2022 and how they relate to NCSBN’s vision, mission and values.

    2019 | Video

  • NCSBN Learning Extension NCLEX Review Course Commercial

    NCSBN Learning Extension's reviews for the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN bring you content that simulates the real test. The courses have more than 1,500 NCLEX-style questions to help reinforce what you learned in nursing school. 

    2019 | Video

  • NCSBN Learning Extension Transition To Practice Commercial

    The Transition to Practice e-learning program from NCSBN Learning Extension helps new nurses practice with confidence. Each course is based on NCSBN's Transition to Practice study and will help you build key competencies and feel empowered on the job. 

    2019 | Video

  • NCSBN Learning Extension Continuing Education Commercial

    Professional development is the key to long-term career growth. NCSBN Learning Extension helps you increase your nursing skills with affordable courses covering a wide range of topics. 

    2019 | Video

  • The National Nursing Database

    Comprehensive source of nursing licensure statistics for the U.S. and its territories, compiled by NCSBN's database, Nursys.

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  • NGN Talks: The Clinical Judgment Measurement Model and Action Model

    In order to close the gap between what is measured on the NCLEX and what is taught in nursing programs, NCSBN created an action model that incorporates specific concepts of the Clinical Judgment Measurement Model. This NGN Talk looks at the how the action model helps measure the individual steps of clinical judgment while creating realistic and complex clinical scenarios.

    2019 | Video

  • Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) Update

    NCSBN has been conducting research to determine whether clinical judgment and decision making in nursing practice can be reliably assessed through the use of innovative item types. This session will give an update on the NGN project.

    2019 | Event Presentation

  • Standard Setting

    Standard setting is a process used by testing professionals to determine the passing score on a test. It is an important step in establishing the validity and legal-defensibility of an exam program. The NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN exams re-evaluate their respective passing standards triennially. In this session, NCSBN staff will discuss the steps involved in setting NCLEX passing standards.

    2019 | Event Presentation

  • NCLEX Operations: Overview

    In addition to developing the NCLEX, the NCSBN Examinations Department provides daily operational, security and customer service support for NCLEX candidates, educators, and Nursing Regulatory Bodies (NRBs). During this session, we will explore the NCLEX registration process, online resources, and exam security measures, highlighting what candidates can expect before, during and after the NCLEX. The session will conclude with a summary of the NCLEX testing accommodation process, including the roles of candidates, NCSBN, Pearson VUE, and NRBs.

    2019 | Event Presentation

  • 2019 Environmental Scan

    The 2019 NCSBN Environmental Scan represents a systematic and continuous effort to search for information about how nursing is evolving, and what that means for the future of nursing regulation. A variety of sources have been used to compile this document. Of course, this publication represents a mere snapshot in time of the world around us - both inside and outside of nursing regulation. It was distributed as a supplement to the Journal of Nursing Regulation in January 2019.

    2019 | Publication