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
  • APRN Compact Forum

    2020 | Event Presentation

  • Leadership Succession Committee Update

    The Leadership Succession Committee is looking for interested parties to run for NCSBN elected office in August 2020. This presentation focuses on open positions, the process of nomination and the work of the committee regarding leadership development.

    2020 | Event Presentation

  • President’s Welcome & Board of Directors Update

    President George welcomes members and provides an update of Board of Directors activities.

    2020 | Event Presentation

  • NGN News – Spring 2020

    Topic: The NGN Case Study

    2020 | Publication

  • Passport Administrators

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


  • Orientation Roadmap

    The Orientation Roadmap serves as a guide around the NCSBN website and answers general questions regarding NCSBN and your new role in nursing regulation.

    Web Page

  • Report of Findings from the 2018 LPN/VN Nursing Knowledge Survey (Vol. 76)

    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.

    2019 | Research Item

  • 2020 Environmental Scan

    The 2020 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 2020.

    2020 | Publication

  • A Global Profile of Nursing Regulation, Education, and Practice

    The Global Profile of Nursing Regulation, Education, and Practice is an in-depth analysis of the nursing regulation data collected in NCSBN’s Global Regulatory Atlas. Information on nursing governance, licensure and registration, education, discipline, and practice has been compiled from 320 jurisdictions representing more than 21 million nurses worldwide. This profile presents an analysis of these data at both a global and regional level.

    2020 | Publication

  • In Focus Winter 2020

    • Impact in Action: Nurses Share their NLC Stories
    • Lights, Camera and ACTION! NCSBN Partners with CBS Community Partnership Program to Educate the Public About the Next Generation NCLEX Project
    • A New Assessment Model for Internationally Qualified Nurses and Midwives in Australia
    • 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife: Celebrating Success, Identifying Challenges and Proposing Solutions
    • Texas Alternative Disciplinary Option for Practice Remediation Shows Success

    2020 | Publication

  • 2022 REx-PN Test Plan


    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

  • 2020 NCLEX-PN Test Plan


    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