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
  • Safe Student Reports Conference Call - January 2021

    NCSBN’s quarterly conference call to discuss the Safe Student Reports (SSR) research study with participating nursing programs. For the January 2021 call, new aggregate data was shared and plans for publishing an article on the process and results were discussed. 

    2021 | Recorded Webinar

  • 2021 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. 

    2020 | Publication

  • 2021 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.

    2020 | Publication

  • In Focus Fall 2020

    • Reflections on the Year of the Nurse: The Impact of COVID-19
    • Global Perspective: Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories & Nunavut
    • NCSBN’s Core Data Annual Report Template: Helping Nursing Regulatory Bodies Approve Nurse Education Programs
    • Nurse Licensure Compact Update
    • An Update from the NCSBN Examinations Department

    2020 | Publication

  • NCLEX Examinations Webinar Series: 2020 Item Review: Differential Item Functioning

    This webinar will show you how NCSBN ensures fairness for all groups taking the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN examinations using a Differential Item Functioning (DIF) panel review process. NCSBN psychometric staff will explain how DIF review helps ensure candidates with comparable nursing knowledge would perform similarly on exam items, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, or other irrelevant factors. More specifically this webinar will discuss:
    • What does DIF mean?
    • How to detect items with DIF?
    • Who reviews DIF items?

    2020 | Recorded Webinar

  • ORBS

    NCSBN solution for license management and discipline enforcement.


  • Member Board Profiles Custom Report Tool Tutorial

    Administrator provides instructions on how to create and print custom or complete reports from the Member Board Profiles application.

    2020 | Video

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Health Care: Crafting a State Regulatory Response

    We will address the integration of artificial intelligence into health care delivery, discuss implications for patient safety and quality of care, and help identify the proper role of state regulatory boards. We will also explore the impact of artificial intelligence as feature of health care as well as how it may form the architecture for future health care delivery. The session provides the audience with an understanding of AI and machine learning discuss what roadblocks may limit the full potential of technology in improving health care.

    2020 | Event Presentation

  • Collaboration Exchange and Q&A: Session One

    2020 | Event Presentation

  • Collaboration Exchange and Q&A: Session Two

    2020 | Event Presentation

  • You've Completed the NCLEX - But You Still Have Questions

    This brochure is for candidates who have just completed the NCLEX. Here, candidates can find information on how their results are processed, what happens if they don’t pass the exam, the NCLEX Quick Results Service, and who they can contact if they have a problem with the NCLEX or its administration.

    2020 | Publication

  • Ransomware & Risk Mitigation

    In today’s landscape, cybersecurity incidents are happening on a daily basis, yet we only hear about less than 5% of them. There is a broad landscape of threats and events, of which approximately half is ransomware. These threats are continuing to increase, and organizations must have the necessary security measures in place to protect themselves and reduce overall risk. Learn about these threats, the most recent trends and the measures an organization can take to help counteract the impact of an attack and increase their overall cyber maturity level.

    2020 | Event Presentation