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.

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  • Cruise Control: NLC Compliance

    Join a series of engaging sessions to learn about party state compliance — in terms of licensure, Nursys, alternative to discipline, and enforcement — and view your role through the lens of party state responsibilities under the compact.

    Licensure: A Solid Foundation for the NLC

    Uniform licensure requirements are the backbone of the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact. Join us for a 30-minute segment of NLC news and interviews that demonstrate how consistent enforcement of these requirements by party states ensures that both nurses and the public can have confidence in the compact. Consistent application of the uniform licensure requirements during the initial application and licensure process is one of the most important responsibilities of a party state. Our hope is that the licensure portion of the self-assessment will allow boards to think about application processing and licensure procedures through the lens of their responsibilities under the compact.

    Nursys: A Critical Tool Driving NLC Success

    Nursys has a variety of information, tools and reports ready at your fingertips. But how exactly do you navigate Nursys and take appropriate steps to ensure compliance with uploading licensure information, processing speed memos, turning on Nurse Alert when there is a significant investigation and more? This educational session will poll your knowledge, engage you in discussion, demonstrate Nursys functionality and share categories of speed memos and examples.

    Avoiding Regulatory Dead Ends

    We have all heard of “bad apple” nurses. The story of Charles Cullen, “the angel of death” gained worldwide attention and inspired the writing of the Good Nurse, a true story about medicine, killing and monstrosity. Bad nurse cases demonstrate the vitality of ensuring boards of nursing enforce rules and regulations that protect patient safety such as sharing of investigative information, taking adverse action such as revoking a license, or limiting the practice of a nurse. This storytelling session will share a hypothetical situation to help you better understand enforcement and why coordination through the compact is vital to protecting the public.

    Navigating the ATD Route

    We know that participation in an alternative to discipline program is like a red light to getting a multistate license (MSL). When enrolled in an ATD program, the applicant is not eligible for a MSL. Period. However, what other key things do you need to know regarding ATD participation to ensure your board is compliant with the compact statute and rules? This quick hit session will provide you with five key takeaways you need to know.

    Administering NLC Road Rules

    What are the few critical elements which are required for state participation and administration of the NLC. This session will test your knowledge and provide a quick refresh on a few aspects of compact administration.

    2021 | Event Presentation

  • Finding the Hidden Pathways: Roadwork Ahead: Changes and Enhancements to Nursys

    In this quick session Technology Task Force members will review and discuss key Nursys enhancements such as the addition of alternative to discipline (ATD) program reports to audit reports, development of various Nursys reports such as one with ability to display temporary licenses issued with multistate status, a report for displaying ATD participants with a date range, and reports to display current active multistate licensees who are currently under discipline. Additionally, you will receive an update on future work of the task force.

    2021 | Event Presentation

  • Finding the Hidden Pathways: Roadwork Ahead: Research Committee

    Meet the New Kids on the Block
    Meet the newest NLC Committee, the Research Committee, established on Oct. 1, 2020. In this introductory session you will meet the members, learn why the committee was created, the committee’s charges, and receive a quick preview of current and future work of the committee.

    The Journey to Unearth the Best Kept Secrets of NLC
    Have you ever wondered what facts and figures currently exist regarding the NLC? What types of research have been done regarding the NLC’s economic model, its financial impact, effectiveness of NLC outreach campaigns, the NLC’s impact on telehealth, and more? Join the NLC Research Committee as they unearth the top 10 best kept secrets of NLCrelated past research in an interactive game of Kahoot!  trivia. The session will conclude with an engaging discussion about identified research needs.

    2021 | Event Presentation

  • Guiding Resources of the NLC

    Presented by the Training and Education Committee Join a series of quick-hit sessions to learn about different learning modalities that drive NLC education among key stakeholders, engage in an interactive activities to help build the future of NLC education and journey through NLC’s existing resource library.

    Bridging the NLC Educational Gap

    With nearly two million nurses in the country who hold a multistate license, NLC education is challenging, to say the least. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has redefined learning with a shift to virtual and remote. Join this presentation to learn how the NLC Training and Education Committee has worked to incorporate different learning modalities to deliver education, online and on demand. Attendees will be challenged to help build a vision of future education that will be accessible, engaging and shareable.

    Journey Through the Virtual Resource Realm

    NLC education is no easy feat! We get by with some help via our shareable online factsheets, videos and tools that we can easily disseminate to our key audiences via the click of a button. NLC Training and Education Committee members will take you on a virtual tour of the NLC website and toolkit pages, incorporate live-learning activities, and share a sneak peak of what’s to come in 2021!

    Where Do We Venture Next: Poll the Audience

    This concluding session will pull it all together. Session presenters will identify the biggest NLC educational gaps for nurses and encourage your thoughts on new and innovative ways to share existing and new resources.

    2021 | Event Presentation

  • Guidelines for Complaints Involving Marijuana

    The NCSBN Guidelines for the Board of Nursing: Complaints Involving a Licensee and Marijuana contain information which serves to inform BONs of the current evidence related to cannabis and provides guidelines for BON assessment and decision-making in complaints involving cannabis.

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  • NCLEX Program Reports - Subscription Overview

    Join hundreds of educators across the country who subscribe to NCLEX Program Reports. These reports are the only source for detailed information about your graduates' performance on the NCLEX examinations.

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  • NCLEX Program Reports - Subscription Overview

    Join hundreds of educators across the country who subscribe to NCLEX Program Reports. These reports are the only source for detailed information about your graduates' performance on the NCLEX examinations.

    Publication

  • NCLEX-PN Program Reports - Subscription

    This subscription service is a semi-annual or annual, comparative review of a program's performance that is designed to help educators and administrators identify their program's areas of strength and weakness. specific and national comparison reports of graduates' performances on the NCLEX examination. Performance results, test plan profiles and content dimension reports are all included. Jurisdictional and national rankings are used to describe the program's strengths and weakness with regard to the following:
    • Client needs
    • The nursing process
    • Categories of human functioning and health alterations
    • The wellness-illness continuum
    • The stages of maturity
    • Stress-adaptation-coping

    Program-specific information is reported provided for at least 10 first-time candidates tested within the six-month reporting period. Candidate-specific information is not available.  Reports are released in May and November; subscriptions are open to nursing schools only.

    Subscriptions for NCLEX-RN Program and NCLEX-PN Program Semi-Annual or Annual Reports are currently $350.00 and $225.00 respectively. Additionally, a joint annual and semi-annual subscription is $525 for RN programs and $337.5 for PN programs.

    The NCLEX program reports will be available for subscription by Canadian nursing programs in 2015.

    To order, please call 1.800.261.6227 or visit NCLEX Program Reports.

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  • NCLEX-RN Program Reports - Subscription

    This subscription service is a semi-annual or annual, comparative review of a program's performance that is designed to help educators and administrators identify their program's areas of strength and weakness. specific and national comparison reports of graduates' performances on the NCLEX examination. Performance results, test plan profiles and content dimension reports are all included. Jurisdictional and national rankings are used to describe the program's strengths and weakness with regard to the following:
    • Client needs
    • The nursing process
    • Categories of human functioning and health alterations
    • The wellness-illness continuum
    • The stages of maturity
    • Stress-adaptation-coping

    Program-specific information is reported provided for at least 10 first-time candidates tested within the six-month reporting period. Candidate-specific information is not available. Reports are released in May and November; subscriptions are open to nursing schools only.

    Subscriptions for NCLEX-RN Program and NCLEX-PN Program Semi-Annual or Annual Reports are currently $350.00 and $225.00 respectively. Additionally, a joint annual and semi-annual subscription is $525 for RN programs and $337.5 for PN programs.

    The NCLEX program reports will be available for subscription by Canadian nursing programs in 2015.

    To order, please call 1.800.261.6227 or visit NCLEX Program Reports.

    Publication

  • NCLEX Examinations Webinar Series: Tips on Navigating the NCLEX Administration Application

    Description: This webinar will discuss how to make the best of the NCLEX Administration Site, highlighting the following elements:
    1. NCLEX Admin Help Guide + Reporting Features
    2. NCLEX Testing Accommodations Process and System Updates 
    3. NCLEX Program Code Maintenance and Changes

    Part one will provide an overview of the NCLEX Admin help guide, as well as some useful reporting functionalities from within the system. Part two will summarize the high level NCLEX testing accommodation process, as well as describe the most recent accommodations system updates. Lastly, part three will explain the basic principles of program code maintenance including information on program code changes at the Nursing Regulatory Body level.

    2021 | Recorded Webinar

  • 2021 Environmental Scan

    The 2021 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 2021.

    2021 | Publication

  • Legal: Court Whisperer: Exploring Themes from Recent Nursing Appellate Cases

    2021 | Recorded Webinar