NCSBN conducts cutting-edge, award-winning research that supports evidence-based regulatory decisions for patient safety and public protection.

~1.2thousand participants in the National Prelicensure RN Study

Featured Research

National Prelicensure RN Study: Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Nursing Education

Currently underway at 55 nursing education sites across 26 US states, the National Prelicensure RN Study seeks to determine the extent to which programs changed their instructional formats due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The study will then prospectively and longitudinally track over 700 prelicensure nursing students and 450 faculty to measure engagement, academic performance, and early career experience.

Recently Completed Research

Outcomes of Substance Use Disorder Monitoring Programs for Nurses

See the results of the recently completed "Outcomes of Susbstance Use Disorder Monitoring Programs for Nurses" study.

Envisioning the Future of Nursing Regulation Through Research: A Global Agenda

Find out more about the recently published article, "Envisioning the Future of Nursing Regulation Through Research: A Global Agenda"

Policy Brief: Clinical Experiences for Unvaccinated Nursing Students

To provide guidance to boards of nursing and nursing education programs that are receiving requests from students for alternate clinical experiences when the program’s clinical sites require the COVID-19 vaccine.

Policy Brief Dissemination of COVID Information

To address the misinformation being disseminated about COVID-19 by nurses.For the purposes of this statement, misinformation is defined as distorted facts, inaccurate or misleading information not grounded in the peer-reviewed scientific literature and counter to information being disseminated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).