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
  • NCLEX Examinations Webinar Series: 2020 Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) Project

    Webinar attendees will be provided with updates on the Next Generation NCLEX project (NGN). Topics covered include an overview of the NCSBN clinical judgment measurement model (NCJMM), an in-depth explanation of Layer 4 and how it fits into the action model. 

    2020 | Recorded Webinar

  • Nursys Tip Sheets

    Tip sheets that provide general guidance related to reporting discipline into Nursys to ensure that all reportable discipline is in Nursys and meets the reportable guidelines set forth by NPDB.


  • Increase Your Negotiating Effectiveness

    2019 | Recorded Webinar

  • Candidate Registration Process

    The NCSBN Examinations Operations team demonstrates the NCLEX registration process and highlights online resources NCSBN has available to educators and students. This video shows what candidates can expect before, during and after the exam.

    2020 | Video

  • Nurse Practice Act Toolkit

    Toolkit that includes information about the law and regulations that guide and govern nursing practice, nurse practice act educational resources and links to locate your state nurse practice act and regulations.


  • 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

  • 2019 NCLEX-RN Test Plan

    The NCLEX-RN 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. 

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    2019 | Publication

  • 2020 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. 

    2019 | Publication

  • NCLEX: un examen adaptatif informatisé

    Le NCSBN a élaboré deux examens d’autorisation infirmière, le NCLEX-PN et le NCLEX-RN, qui font partie du processus utilisé par les organismes de réglementation de la profession infirmière pour accorder le permis d’exercice. Il s’agit d’un examen adaptatif informatisé qui évalue les compétences requises pour exercer la profession infirmière au niveau débutant de façon sécuritaire et efficace. Cet examen emploie une méthode d’administration qui fusionne la technologie informatique avec la théorie moderne de l’évaluation afin d’accroître l’efficacité du processus de l’examen. La vidéo explique pourquoi le NCLEX est un examen adaptatif informatisé et quel est le principe de tels examens. Les aspects couverts sont la sélection des questions et les règles de réussite/échec. Apprenez-en plus sur l’examen et le déroulement d’un examen adaptatif informatisé.​

    2012 | Video

  • NCLEX Using CAT

    NCSBN develops two licensure examinations, the NCLEX-PN and the NCLEX-RN, that are used by nursing regulatory bodies to assist in making licensure decisions. The exam uses computer adaptive testing (CAT) to measure the competencies needed to perform safely and effectively as a newly licensed, entry-level nurse. CAT is a method for administering exams that merges computer technology with modern measurement theory to increase the efficiency of the exam process. This video explains why CAT is used for NCLEX and how it works. Topics covered include item selection and pass/fail rules. Find out more about the exam and CAT.

    2012 | Video

  • NCLEX Practice Exam Commercial

    The new NCLEX Practice Exam is the missing piece to help you prepare for exam day. It is timed and uses actual retired NCLEX items to give you a simulated exam experience. Learn more at

    2019 | Video

  • Nursys Policy Manual

    The Nursys Policy Manual for NCSBN members who participate in Nursys.