Nursing Regulation

The nursing regulatory bodies (NRBs) that comprise NCSBN protect the public's health and welfare by assuring that safe and competent nursing care is provided by licensed nurses.

4.2+million active RNs in the U.S.

920+thousand active PNs in the U.S.

Nurse Licensure Guidance

In the U.S., nurses need to be authorized to practice by a board of nursing, and licensure requirements can vary by state. This new tool helps you learn what the licensure requirements are, based on where you want to live & where you want to practice.

Safe Student Reports

NCSBN’s innovative new tool that allows you to generate reports about safe student practice including tracking errors and near misses.

License Verification

Use Nursys for verification of nurse licensure, discipline and practice privileges for RNs and PN/LVNs licensed in participating jurisdictions.

The National Nursing Database

NCSBN provides a comprehensive source of nursing licensure statistics for the U.S. and territories.

APRN Campaign for Consensus

NCSBN's initiative to assist states in aligning their APRN regulation with the major elements of The Consensus Model for APRN Regulation.

Good Morning Members

Good Morning Members is a twice-weekly email newsletter that focuses on general information, updates, research and COVID-19 issues of interest to the nursing regulatory community.