Video Library

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Educational Videos

Most of NCSBN's educational video productions are designed to provide clarity to nurses, nursing students and others about some of the most challenging issues boards of nursing (BONs) face in their mission to protect the public. NCSBN is currently in production on several other videos, so check back here for new releases.

  • Transitioning to the eNLC - New Compact States

    The Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) increases access to care while maintaining public protection at the state level. This video explains what nurses, employers and educators in new eNLC states need to know as their state joins the compact. Employers may utilize the video for educating nurses in their organization. If your state was part of the original compact and is moving forward with the eNLC, view the version for original compact states.

    Additional information is available at ncsbn.org/enlc.

    2017 | Video

  • Transitioning to the eNLC - Original Compact States

    The Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) increases access to care while maintaining public protection at the state level. This video explains what nurses, employers and educators in original NLC states need to know as their state joins the enhanced compact. Employers may utilize the video for educating nurses in their organization. If your state is part of the eNLC and not part of the original compact, view the version for new states.

    Additional information is available at ncsbn.org/enlc.

    2017 | Video

  • New Nurses: Your License to Practice

    Nurses new to practice or preparing for their first nursing jobs will learn the ways the profession is regulated – through nursing licensure, boards of nursing and state laws called Nurse Practice Acts. Also covered are key issues of professional responsibility, including maintaining professional boundaries, and nursing ethics.

    2015 | Video

  • Professional Boundaries in Nursing

    Maintain professional boundaries and strengthen the therapeutic nurse-patient relationship. This video helps explain the continuum of professional behavior and the consequences of boundary crossings, boundary violations and professional sexual misconduct. Internal and external factors that contribute to professional boundary issues, including social media, are explored.

    2014 | Video

  • Substance Use Disorder in Nursing

    Substance Use Disorder in Nursing tackles one of the most serious problems facing nursing today. The video provides a comprehensive look at the issue of substance use disorder and covers:

    • The facts about substance use disorder
    • Substance use disorder and nurses
    • Identification and reporting
    • Investigation and intervention for the nurse manager
    • Treatment and alternative to discipline programs
    • Recovery and return to practice

    2013 | Video

  • NCLEX Using CAT

    NCSBN develops two licensure examinations, the NCLEX-PN and the NCLEX-RN, that are used by boards of nursing 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: 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

  • NCSBN National Simulation Study Overview

    Learn more about NCSBN's landmark, national, multi-site, longitudinal study of simulation use in prelicensure nursing programs throughout the country. The study will begin Fall 2011 and will follow beginning nursing students from 10 participating schools throughout their nursing education.

    2011 | Video

  • The Consensus Model for APRN Regulation - Short-Length Version

    If all states adopt the requirements for the regulation of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), as outlined in the Consensus Model for APRN regulation, the benefits will be far-reaching for consumers and health care workers. Consumers will better understand who an APRN is, what an APRN does and be confident that APRNs are consistently regulated from state to state for public protection. Current and future APRNs will have confidence in knowing that they don't have to meet different licensure requirements for difference states and that their education program is accredited and preparing them appropriately for certification and licensure into their advanced role. This short-length video version provides a succinct overview of the APRN Consensus Model.

    2011 | Video

  • The Nurse Licensure Compact Explained

    This video overview of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) explains the difference between single state and multistate licensure. Learn what states are compact states and registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/VNs) that are eligible for a multistate nursing license.

    2011 | Video

  • Social Media Guidelines for Nurses

    Social media use is ubiquitous, but inappropriate posts by nurses have resulted in licensure and legal repercussions. NCSBN has developed guidelines for nurses and nursing students for using social media responsibly. Key points of these guidelines are summarized, along with dramatization of potential scenarios of inappropriate social media use.

    2011 | Video

  • The Consensus Model for APRN Regulation - Full-Length Version

    If all states adopt the requirements for the regulation of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), as outlined in the Consensus Model for APRN regulation, the benefits will be far-reaching for consumers and health care workers. Consumers will better understand who an APRN is, what an APRN does and be confident that APRNs are consistently regulated from state to state for public protection. Current and future APRNs will have confidence in knowing that they don't have to meet different licensure requirements for difference states and that their education program is accredited and preparing them appropriately for certification and licensure into their advanced role. This full-length video describes the consensus model in-depth and shows the four different APRN roles in action.

    2011 | Video

  • Board of Nursing Complaint Process: Investigation to Resolution

    Once a complaint is filed with a board of nursing, the boards have a complaint process that they follow from review to resolution. This process is summarized in the NCSBN video Board of Nursing Complaint Process: Investigation to Resolution. This video was developed by the NCSBN 2010 Disciplinary Resource Committee and produced by NCSBN.

    2010 | Video

Promotional Videos

Promotional videos are available to learn more about NCSBN and BONs.

  • NCSBN New Logo Reveal

    Celebrating its 40th anniversary, NCSBN has created a new logo that builds upon the foundation of its previous one. The five squares are brought together to depict interconnectedness and then expanded to suggest a spherical shape of a globe. The square elements combined form a pattern signifying of collaboration between member boards and national and international peer organizations. The linear space between the elements connects them together creating a networking web extending around the globe. The whole design conveys the expanding influence of NCSBN as an international organization that is leading regulation excellence around the world. 

    2018 | Video

  • NCSBN Global Regulatory Atlas Commercial

    The NCSBN Regulatory Atlas is the first comprehensive resource of nursing regulation around the world. It provides regulatory information for countries around the world, including licensure requirements, levels of nursing and mandatory education. Explore the NCSBN Regulatory Atlas at regulatoryatlas.com.

    2018 | Video

  • Nursys QuickConfirm

    Licensure QuickConfirm is a free service that allows employers and recruiters to retrieve licensure and any applicable discipline documentation in one convenient location.

    2018 | Video

  • Nursys e-Notify for Nurses

    e-Notify for nurses is a free of charge innovative nurse licensure notification system. The system helps nurses track their license and discipline statuses and provides license renewal reminders. The information is provided as it is entered into the Nursys database by participating boards of nursing. Learn more about Nursys and e-Notify for nurses.

    2018 | Video

  • Nursys e-Notify for Institutions

    e-Notify for institutions is an innovative nurse licensure notification system that delivers real-time notifications to employers about nurses in their employ. The system provides licensure and publicly available discipline data directly as the information is entered into the Nursys database by participating boards of nursing. Learn more about Nursys and nurse license verification.

    2018 | Video

  • Nursys License Verification

    The Nurse License Verification service enables nurses to verify their license(s) from a Nursys licensure participating board of nursing when applying for endorsement into another state. Nurses can verify their licenses by completing the Nursys verification process for $30 per license type, per each board of nursing where the nurse is applying. The nurse’s license verification is available immediately to the endorsing board of nursing.

    2018 | Video

  • NCSBN Center for Regulatory Excellence Grant Program

    The NCSBN Center for Regulatory Excellence awards grants of up to $300,000 for scientific research projects that advance the science of nursing policy and regulation and build regulatory expertise worldwide.

    This video provides potential recipients an overview of the application requirements and helpful tips for putting together a successful grant application.

    2016 | Video

  • Center for Regulatory Excellence Commercial

    Learn about the Center for Regulatory Excellence grant program in this overview video. Get additional details about CRE.

    2014 | Video

  • Institute for Regulatory Excellence Commercial

    Participating in the four-year IRE Fellowship program helps nursing regulators gain new knowledge and improve their leadership skills. Learn how you can apply for the program. 

    2014 | Video

  • About NCSBN: An Introduction to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing

    For more than 30 years, NCSBN has served as a leader in nursing regulation. NCSBN is the vehicle through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting public health, safety and welfare. This video provides a brief history of NCSBN and explains what the organization does and how it achieves its mission of public protection.

    2012 | Video

  • The Role of APRNs in Health Care

    This commercial, as seen on CBS affiliates, educates consumers about the role of advanced practice registered nurses in health care. It was created from a collaboration between NCSBN and the CBS Community Partnership Program.

    2012 | Video

  • The Role of Boards of Nursing

    This commercial spot, as seen on CBS affiliates, educates consumers and promotes the work of boards of nursing. This was created from a partnership between NCSBN and the CBS Community Partnership Program.

    2010 | Video

Members Only Videos

Private videos are available to NCSBN Members to learn more about NCSBN products and services. 

  • Delegate Orientation

    Recorded at the 2018 NCSBN Annual Meeting, this video covers everything  delegates must know to effectively represent their board of nursing at the NCSBN Delegate Assembly.

    2018 | Video

  • Using Nursys.org to Support the eNLC

    This video explores how your board of nursing can use Nursys.org to collaborate and communicate securely and efficiently with other eNLC boards on issues related to the eNLC.

    2018 | Video

  • How Nursys.com Supports the eNLC

    This video explores how Nursys.com allows members of the public to view licensure information from the Nursys database. New features provide the public with a better understanding of where a nurse can practice as the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) is implemented.

    2018 | Video

  • NCSBN Leadership: Preparing For Success

    NCSBN offers programs and resources that help members advance their leadership potential. These programs help make you more valuable to your community and your workplace and prepare you for continued success.

    2017 | Video

  • 10 Minute Insights: Pursuing Opportunities for Regulatory Excellence

    Information that is uploaded to the Nursys® and NPDB databases can be used in both strategic and operational performance assessment and improvement. 

    This video is part of NCSBN's 10 Minute Insight series meant to augment papers published in the Journal of Nursing Regulation and help Boards of Nursing maintain or improve their performance.

    2017 | Video

  • NCSBN Strategic Plan Animation

    The NCSBN strategic plan provides a way of focusing and prioritizing objectives as the organization moves forward. This animation summarizes the strategic initiatives and how they relate to NCSBN’s vision, mission and values.

    2016 | Video

  • NCSBN Leadership: Discovery & Development

    Increasing your involvement in NCSBN benefits you both personally and professionally.

    In this video, members who have become influential leaders within the organization discuss the benefits of participating in NCSBN activities and how you can become more involved.

    2016 | Video

  • Member Board Profiles Reporting Tool Tutorial

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

    2015 | Video

  • Hive Overview

    Hive is a space for committees and knowledge networks to easily collaborate and participate in dynamic discussions on topics important to you and nursing regulation.

    2015 | Video

  • The NCSBN Awards Program: Reflections of Past Recipients

     In honor and celebration of NCSBN’s 35th Anniversary, videos of past award recipients were recorded to capture NCSBN’s 35 years of recognizing members for excellence in nursing regulation. Recipients share their reflections of what it meant to them and the impact it had on their work in regulation.

    2013 | Video

  • Welcome to NCSBN: A Guide to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing

    For more than 30 years, NCSBN has served as a leader in nursing regulation. NCSBN is the vehicle through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting public health, safety and welfare. This video provides a brief history of NCSBN and explains what the organization does and how it achieves its mission of public protection. It also discusses important information about safety and security inside NCSBN’s Chicago office.

    2012 | Video

  • Nursys 101 - Discipline for NLC Jurisdictions

    Nursys 101 - Discipline for NLC Jurisdictions highlights features that support the discipline entry process, which apply to the Nurse Licensure Compact states. Entering Privilege to Practice and apply/extend PTP are detailed with an explanation and demonstration of linked discipline cases.

    2012 | Video

  • Nursys 101 - Adding a License

    Nursys 101 - Adding a License demonstrates how to create a new license in Nursys for adding discipline.

    2012 | Video

  • Passport Administration Help Video

    In this video, we'll show you the ins and outs of creating a new user within Passport. We'll start by signing to Passport as the Passport Admin, navigate through the Administrator Control Panel, and then cover the easy steps for completing a new user registration.

    2012 | Video

  • Nursys 101 - License Verification

    Nursys 101 - License Verification demonstrates an overview of the license verification process including how to track and acknowledge a verification in Nursys.

    2012 | Video

  • Nursys 101 - Speed Memo

    Nursys 101 - Speed Memo demonstrates how boards of nursing may securely and quickly communicate about nurse license information using the speed memo feature of Nursys. An authorized Nursys user will be able to communicate with staff in other jurisdictions that share the same license or discipline responsibilities to facilitate communication about data in Nursys. This video highlights the speed memo categories and how to direct your speed memo to another jurisdiction. The video also demonstrates how to search and filter the speed memos and to delete speed memos from the inbox or sent box.

    2012 | Video

  • Nursys 101 - Overview

    Nursys 101 - Overview explains the purpose of the nursys.org website for Member Boards and how the website is organized for an authorized user to access information on an individual nurse for the purpose of license verification, discipline and reporting.

    2012 | Video

  • Passport Overview Video

    Passport is an innovative tool that promises to make online interactions with NCSBN easier for members. It is designed to provide convenient access to all NCSBN websites and applications.

    This video will show you how Passport makes life easier for NCSBN members.

    2012 | Video

  • Nursys 101 - Discipline

    Nursys 101 - Discipline demonstrates how to add discipline to a license. Also learn the steps for editing, revising and deleting discipline cases.

    2012 | Video

  • Nursys 101 - Search

    Nursys 101 - Search demonstrates how to locate a nurse in the Nursys database. The search features, quick search and searching from the menu are detailed. Searching tips are also provided.

    2012 | Video

  • Nursys 101 - Administrator

    Nursys 101 - Administrator provides instructions on how a Nursys administrator can manage their users and their user's permissions from within Nursys.

    2012 | Video

Historical Videos

  • The NCSBN Founders: An Audacious Vision for Public Protection

    As NCSBN celebrates its 40th anniversary, we look back at the inspiring women who founded the organization.

    2018 | Video

  • 1978–1985: Establishing the Mission-driven Organization

    The first several years of NCSBN's existence focused on establishing a mission-driven organization that was rooted in public protection and strengthening the role of boards of nursing in nursing regulation.

    2018 | Video

  • 1986–1994: Forging New Frontiers with Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT)

    NCSBN had its eye on the future as it began researching the use of computer adaptive testing for the NCLEX. It took several years of research and hard work by dedicated professionals, but in 1994, NCSBN became the first health care organization to utilize computerized adaptive testing for the purpose of licensure.

    2018 | Video

  • 1995–2002: Transforming Regulation Through Technology

    Emerging technologies were changing the world as the beginning of the 21st century approached. NCSBN welcomed new technological tools, resources and mediums that forever changed the trajectory of nursing regulation.

    2018 | Video

  • 2003–2007: Promoting Evidence-based Nursing Regulation

    As the body of nursing regulation knowledge becomes more expansive, NCSBN relies on evidence that is rooted in theory and based on research to assist in making regulatory decisions. NCSBN embraced the challenges and opportunities of evidence-based nursing regulation.

    2018 | Video

  • 2008–2013: Collaboration and Outreach

    Health care has become increasingly global in scope. NCSBN saw this evolution as an opportunity to grow and collaborate reaching new, diverse audiences both nationally and internationally, as the organization continued its mission of public safety.

    2018 | Video

  • 2014–2018: Surging Towards the Future

    Standing on the firm foundation of its past NCSBN looks forward to building even stronger partnerships with other regulatory bodies both nationally and internationally. Entering its fifth decade of operation NCSBN seeks out new opportunities and faces its challenges head on.

    2018 | Video

  • Honoring Kathy Apple

    Kathy Apple, MS, RN, FAAN, CEO, NCSBN

    NCSBN CEO, 2001-2015

    Kathy Apple led NCSBN during a time of unprecedented change and growth for the organization. Her 14-year tenure as CEO is the crowning achievement on a nursing career spanning 40 years. Her commitment to the NCSBN core values, mission and vision leaves the organization in a strong position to continue influencing national and international nursing regulation.

    2015 | Video

  • Honoring Mildred Schmidt

    Mildred Schmidt, NCSBN President 1979-1980

    Mildred Schmidt helped found NCSBN, was appointed the organization's first Secretary-Treasurer and also served as president from 1979 to 1981. She is recognized for her pioneering vision, steadfast leadership and unwavering support.

    2015 | Video