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.

  • 2017 NCLEX-PN Test Plan

    EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2017 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2020

    The NCLEX-PN test plan includes an overview of the content categories along with details about the administration of the exam.

    2016 | Publication

  • Leader To Leader Fall 2019

    • An Interview with a Scholar in Residence and an Intern in NCSBN’s Regulatory Scholars Program
    • Promoting the Role of the Nurse with a Unique Nurse Identifier
    • SSR Study Results: The Need for Improving Math Education in Nursing
    • Missouri State Board of Nursing Hosts Nursing Students in Preceptorships
    • NCSBN’s Member Board Profiles
    • NCSBN Defines Clinical Judgment for Purposes of the Next Generation NCLEX

    2019 | Publication

  • Leader To Leader Fall 2019

    • An Interview with a Scholar in Residence and an Intern in NCSBN’s Regulatory Scholars Program
    • Promoting the Role of the Nurse with a Unique Nurse Identifier
    • SSR Study Results: The Need for Improving Math Education in Nursing
    • Missouri State Board of Nursing Hosts Nursing Students in Preceptorships
    • NCSBN’s Member Board Profiles
    • NCSBN Defines Clinical Judgment for Purposes of the Next Generation NCLEX

    2019 | Publication

  • NCLEX Examinations Webinar Series: 2019 Standard Setting

    This webinar will discuss how NCSBN sets the passing standard for the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN examinations. Topics covered will include:
    • How the judges are selected;
    • What method is used in setting the passing standard; and
    • What a standard setting workshop looks like.

    2019 | Recorded Webinar

  • Future of Approval Toolkit

    Toolkit that includes resources about program approval and national nursing accreditation.

    Toolkit

  • Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact on Regulatory Boards

    2019 | Event Presentation

  • Panel Discussion: Things I Didn’t Think About

    For years, medical, nursing and pharmacy students have characterized their knowledge of licensing and regulation as “inadequate.” During this session, panelists will describe the common reasons that lead to disciplinary action. They will also share their thoughts on how to better educate doctors, nurses and pharmacists about how to stay out of trouble.

    2019 | Event Presentation

  • Panel Discussion: Reactor Panel on Artificial Intelligence

    The use of artificial intelligence is growing rapidly across healthcare with emerging solutions potentially offering earlier diagnoses and improved patient outcomes. However, the governance and regulation of AI in healthcare poses significant challenges. During this session, panelists will react to Dr. Anthony Chang’s presentation and share their thoughts on how AI will impact the practice of medicine, nursing and pharmacy.

    2019 | Event Presentation

  • Panel Discussion: Effective Acquisition and Use of Licensing and Disciplinary Data

    Panelists will describe how and how often the organizations acquire information from our state boards about licensure and discipline and how we make that available to the general public.

    2019 | Event Presentation

  • Panel Discussion: Risk Based Regulation

    2019 | Event Presentation

  • NCSBN's Review for the NCLEX-RN 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 9.6 of NCLEX-RN course released in October 2019.

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

    Course

  • Plenary Presentation: Federal Legislative Update

    During this session, staff from the FSMB, NABP and NCSBN will discuss legislative and policy highlights and priorities from each organization.

    2019 | Event Presentation