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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Knowledge Network
Year
  • Worldviews in collision: Conflict and collaboration across professional lines

    The process of providing health services in hospitals is inherently interdisciplinary; many of the challenges to enhancing quality and safety involve the human aspects of this interdisciplinary system. Each of the major disciplines—physicians, nurses, allied health providers, and health administrators—represent qualitatively distinct sets of goals and professional values, influencing not only current behavior but also who chooses these roles in the first place.

    2006 | Publication

  • Building a sphere of influence

    Individuals and organizations involved in nursing regulation, education, and practice can effectively increase their influence related to nursing regulation and improving health care in several ways.

    2004 | Publication

  • The First 25 Years: 1978-2003

    This book explores the NCSBN organization's origins and its work from 1978-2003, as well as the historical role of nursing regulation.

    2009 | Publication

  • Poster: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) in Nursing: Break the Silence.

    This poster is designed to bring awareness about SUD to nursing leaders, as they have an important responsibility — to keep patients and staff safe, while maintaining high standards of care on your nursing unit. This is a companion piece to the brochure A Nurse Manager’s Guide to Substance Use Disorder in Nursing.

    2018 | Publication

  • Poster: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) in Nursing: Be Aware. Get the Facts.

    This poster is designed to help nurses educate themselves about SUD changes, physical signs and signals will help not only their colleagues with SUD, but also protect patients. This is a companion piece to What You Need to Know About Substance Use Disorder in Nursing.

    2018 | Publication

  • Poster: Common Myths and Misunderstandings of Social Media

    This poster is designed to help both new and experienced nurses understand how social media can be properly used in the profession without breaking patient privacy and confidentiality laws. This is a companion piece to A Nurse's Guide to the Use of Social Media. 

    2018 | Publication

  • 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.

    2015 | Publication

  • Booklet: NCSBN Welcomes You to the Nursing Profession

    Offered as a free gift to newly licensed nurses in honor of its 40th anniversary, NCSBN created this 50-page booklet as a resource to help nurses better understand nursing regulation and their board of nursing (BON).

    2018 | Publication

  • 2017 Environmental Scan

    The 2017 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 2017.

    2017 | Publication

  • The Tri-Regulator Collaborative Position Statement on Electronic Health Records

    The Tri-Regulator Collaborative is urging that steps be taken by all stakeholders to bring uniformity and interoperability to EHRs across all practice settings.

    2017 | Publication

  • NCSBN Model Rules

    The NCSBN Model Act and Rules:
    • Promote a common understanding of what constitutes the practice of nursing
    • Provide a comprehensive framework for boards of nursing to view regulatory issues and needs
    • Identify essential components of legislation
    • Inspire new ideas, new approaches and suggestions for future regulatory goals

    2021 | Publication

  • Poster: Social Media in Nursing: Understand the Benefits and the Risks

    This poster is designed to help both new and experienced nurses understand how social media can be properly used in the profession without breaking patient privacy and confidentiality laws. This is a companion piece to A Nurse's Guide to the Use of Social Media.

    2018 | Publication