National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is an independent, not-for-profit organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting public health, safety and welfare, including the development of nursing licensure examinations.
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NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN Examinations developed and administered by NCSBN are constantly and rigorously evaluated to keep pace with the rapidly evolving health care environment.
About the NCLEX
Learn about the NCLEX registration and application for licensure/registration processes.
About Application & Registration
View the NCLEX test plans which serve as blue prints to outline the content to be tested and guide the item writing process.
About Test Plans
NCSBN's course for members, Delegate Orientation, has recently been updated for 2015 and is available for registration. Members will get an overview and understanding of the NCSBN Delegate Assembly. This course is free for members.
NCSBN has released a video demonstrating how its Adverse Events Decision Pathway can help determine if a nurse's behavior warrants filing a complaint with the state regulatory board. By reporting the unsafe practice, nurses can undergo the remediation they need; and, ultimately, the public is protected.