Websites & Applications

NCSBN provides several online websites and applications for its membership, nurses, nursing candidates and nursing faculty. Many websites are accessible by members only. Members control the access that their board members and staff have to most NCSBN websites through NCSBN Passport. The Passport Admin is the person at an NCSBN member board responsible for granting and managing permissions for all staff and board members. Members may contact their Passport Admin to request access to applications. 

NCSBN Passport Websites & Tools

NCSBN Passport user ID required to access these websites.  

NCSBN National Council of State Boards of Nursing

NCSBN Website

NCSBN's main website is ncsbn.org. Look in the For Member Boards section for regulatory tools and resources.

Access & Details

Access: ncsbn.org (Members log  in for private content)

Contact: helpdesk@ncsbn.org   

FITS Falsified Identity Tracking System: A private tool for member boards

FITS

FITS is a private tool for member boards to share information with other member boards about imposter and/or fraudulent nurses.

Access & Details

Access: fits.ncsbn.org (Members only)

Details: About FITS

Contact: fits@ncsbn.org

NCSBN Learning Extension for Members

NCSBN Learning Extension for Members is the online course campus exclusively for NCSBN member boards. E-learning offerings include free access to NCSBN courses that help build regulatory competencies of our members.  There is also free access to NCSBN Learning Extension courses, prep courses for nursing students and continuing education courses for nurses and nursing faculty.

Access & Details

Access: courses.ncsbn.org (Members only)

Details: About NCSBN Learning Extension for Members

Contact: interactive@ncsbn.org

Cisco WebEx

WebEx Meetings and Webinars

Using WebEx, NCSBN staff and members can remotely join meetings and major NCSBN events. 

Access & Details

Access: ncsbn.webex.com

Contact: interactive@ncsbn.org

Hive: Communicate, Engage, Participate

Hive

Hive provides a space for collaboration and knowledge sharing for NCSBN knowledge networks and committees.

Access & Details

Access: hive.ncsbn.org (Members only)

Contact: interactive@ncsbn.org

Commitment to Ongoing Regulatory Excellence (CORE)

The purpose of the Commitment to Ongoing Regulatory Excellence (CORE) project is to provide an ongoing performance measurement system for nursing regulators. CORE utilizes data collected periodically from boards of nursing and stakeholders and identifies best practices in the provision of regulatory services.

Access & Details

Access: ncsbn.org/core (Members only)

Details: About CORE

Contact: Lindsey Erickson

NCSBN Member Board Web Surveys

Web Survey Tool

The Web Survey Tool provides members the ability to survey other boards of nursing on topics relevant to their knowledge network. Survey groups include:

  • APRN
  • Compact Administrators
  • Education
  • Executive Officers
  • Practice

Access & Details

Access: surveys.ncsbn.org (Members only)

Contact: memberrelations@ncsbn.org   

Nursys and nursys.com

Nursys is a comprehensive electronic information system that collects and stores a nurse's personal information, licensing information, disciplinary information and license verifications.

Access & Details

Access: 

Details: About nursys.org for members and About nursys.com for the public

Contact: nursys@ncsbn.org

NCSBN, Pearson Vue, NCLEX Administration

NCLEX Administration

The NCLEX Administration Website is a secure, centralized location for member boards to view and update candidate records, set eligibility statuses and enter accommodations requests.

Access & Details

Access: pearsonvue.com/ncsbn (Members only)

Contact: nclexinfo@ncsbn.org

TERCAP: Taxonomy of Error, Root Cause Analysis and Practice-responsibility

TERCAP

TERCAP was developed to track elements of nursing practice breakdown. Authorized case reviewers from participating boards enter relevant information relating to practice breakdown cases.

Access & Details

Access: tercap.ncsbn.org (Members only)

Details:

Contact: tercap@ncsbn.org

Member Board Profiles

NCSBN collects information from its members using the Member Board Profiles tool. NCSBN publicly publishes results, providing an overview of the regulatory environment in which boards of nursing operate. 

Access & Details

Access: mbprofiles.ncsbn.org (Members only)

Details:

 Contact: research@ncsbn.org

Other NCSBN Websites & Tools

NCSBN Passport user ID access is not available for these websites. 

Journal of Nursing Regulation

NCSBN's official journal, the Journal of Nursing Regulation, is dedicated to advancing regulatory excellence for the public’s protection and providing a worldwide forum for sharing research, evidence-based practice, and innovative strategies and solutions related to nursing regulation and practice, with the ultimate goal of safeguarding the public.

Access & Details

Access: 

Contact: policyandgovernmentrelations@ncsbn.org

NCSBN Learning Extension

NCSBN Learning Extension offers a variety of courses on discipline and professional conduct.

Access & Details

Access: learningext.com (public)

Details: About NCSBN Learning Extension

Contact: interactive@ncsbn.org

NCSBN Mailing Applications for Meeting Materials

These applications developed by NCSBN simplifies electronic distribution of member board meeting materials. The NCSBN Mailing Application for Administrators (NMAA) and the NCSBN Board Mailing Application (NBMA) for desktop are free for member board use. NCSBN has used this software internally to provide access to board materials for its board of directors (BOD) and staff since 2009. Member boards can now utilize these applications to electronically distribute their board and committee materials in the same manner.  

Access & Details

Access: granted after signed contract with NCSBN.

Details: NCSBN Mailing Applications for Meeting Materials

Contact: Nur Rajwany, Chief Information Officer

National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB)

The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) was created to combat fraud and abuse in health insurance and health care delivery. NCSBN serves as the NPDB reporting and querying agent for many boards of nursing. The exchange of discipline information is facilitated by Nursys, a larger and more extensive licensure and discipline database for nursing.

Previous to May 6, 2013, there were two federal databanks – National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) and the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB). On May 6, 2013, NPDB and HIPDB merged into one database, now referred to as NPDB. 

Access & Details

Access: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Details: 

Contact: discipline@ncsbn.org

Optimal Regulatory Board System (ORBS)

The Optimal Regulatory Board System (ORBS) is a new solution for license management and discipline enforcement.

Access & Details

Access: Granted after signed contract with NCSBN (members only)

Details: ORBS

Contact: Nur Rajwany, Chief Information Officer