Resource Center

NCSBN produces a wide variety of publications, online courses, videos, brochures and newsletters presenting in-depth information and best practice techniques that contribute to the body of nursing knowledge.

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  • 2023 NCLEX Examination Statistics

    This annual publication provides data on candidate performance on the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN Examinations and also includes data on the candidates who have been able to take the NCLEX-RN for purposes of licensure/registration in Canada since January 5, 2015. This publication provides a brief overview of how Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) works, how the passing standard is set, and how the pass/fail decision is made at the beginning. The main part of the publication is a detailed breakdown of candidate performance for 2023 and includes the pass rates by candidate type, degree type and country. In addition, the publication contains NCLEX historical data (e.g., pass rates, passing standards, and volume) since CAT administration started in 1994.

    2024  | Publications

  • NCLEX Examinations Webinar Series: Helpful Resources for Exam Members 

    This webinar will be presented by the Consolidated Services Exams team. The team will review various resources offered for our exam members to keep current on NCSBN exam policies and procedures, opportunities to get involved with the development of the exams and ways to bring examination information to your jurisdiction.

    2024  | Recorded Webinar

  • NCLEX Online: Preview for NRB IT/Operations Staff 

    2024  | Event Presentation

  • 2024 NCLEX Pass Rates

    Summary data for multiple categories of candidates, U.S. and international, is provided for performance on NCSBN's two nurse licensure examinations, the NCLEX-PN and NCLEX-RN. 

    2024  | Publications

  • 2024 NCLEX Fact Sheet

    Fact sheets provide volume and pass rate data for both U.S. and international candidates. Information is provided for performance on NCSBN's two nurse licensure examinations, the NCLEX-PN and NCLEX-RN.

    2024  | Publications

  • NCLEX Candidate & Member Experience Update 

    2024  | Event Presentation

  • NCLEX Examinations Webinar Series: Ensuring NCLEX Items are Bias Free 

    This webinar will provide an overview of a critical procedure that ensures all examinees have an equal opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities on entry-level content when taking the NCLEX. We will explain the methodology of differential item functioning (DIF) that is used to ensure that each item is measuring all diverse subgroups in the same way. Engaging in on-going item analysis is part of keeping the NCLEX a reliable and valid licensure exam where each examinee has an equal opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge. The Examinations Measurement and Testing team will present the webinar.

    Webinar topics include:

    • Overview of what DIF is and how we measure it.
    • Overview of how we handle items identified with DIF.

    2024  | Recorded Webinar

  • Leader To Leader Fall 2023

    • Next Generation NCLEX Pass Rates: Regulator Perspectives
    • Next Generation NCLEX Pass Rates: Educator Perspectives
    • Q&A: Distance Education Requirements
    • NCSBN Welcomes New CEO Philip Dickison
    • Why Pay Attention to Recruitment and Retention of Students with Disabilities
    • Engaging Today’s Learners: Innovative Strategies for Teaching Nursing Students
    • Improving Student and Clinical Outcomes in Math, Dosage Calculations and Medication Safety

    2023  | Magazines

  • In Focus 2023, Vol. 4

    • Taking the Helm: Phil Dickison and NCSBN’s New Frontier of Nursing
      Regulatory Excellence
    • Nursing Community Hails the Successful Launch of the Next Generation NCLEX
    • NCSBN Supports its Members During a Time of Leadership Transition
    • Leadership Perspectives: Overcoming Missteps Grows Leadership Abilities
    • 2023 NCSBN Annual Meeting: Shine Through Shaping a Brilliant Future
    • Your Moment is Our Mission
    • Solutions Addressing Nursing Workforce Crisis

    2023  | Magazines

  • NCLEX Examinations Webinar Series: NCLEX Initial and Ongoing Maintenance 

    Engaging in initial and ongoing standardized practices is part of keeping the NCLEX a reliable and valid licensure exam where the examinee has an equal opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge. As nursing practice evolves, it is essential to consistently ensure exam items reflect the same. This session will describe the standardized methods, such as the Nursing Regulatory Body Review and other practices used to maintain a valid and reliable exam used for entry-level licensure purposes. The Examinations Content Development team will present the webinar.

    Webinar topics include:

    1. Nursing Regulatory Body Review process
    2. NLCEX Item Pool maintenance

    2023  | Recorded Webinar

  • Final Questions and Closing 

    NCSBN staff answers questions from attendees at the 2023 NCSBN NCLEX Conference.

    2023  | Event Presentation

  • Educator Panel: Q&A 

    Nurse educator experts answer questions from attendees at the 2023 NCSBN NCLEX Conference.

    2023  | Event Presentation