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Entry to Regulation Courses

Separate from the ICRS Certificate Program, Entry to Regulation courses are designed for new staff members who have recently joined a nursing regulatory body, professionals who are interested in serving on boards and committees and others looking to enhance their regulatory skills and knowledge. Each self-paced course can be completed in one day, and each offers continuing education (CE) credits.

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Entry to Regulation courses are open for enrollment, free of charge, to all NCSBN Members, Associate Members and Exam User Members.

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Entry to Regulation Course Catalog

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Course Conducting a Literature Review

Participants will learn important concepts and techniques that are essential to launching a new research study. From drafting a research question and conducting an online search to ranking source materials, graduates of this course will develop practical skills that will start them down the path of becoming independent investigators. 

Course Fraud Detection for Licensure Applications

This course provides education on how to perform a rigorous, high-quality verification and authentication process for identification of proactive strategies to detect fraudulent applications and materials through 11 Policy Considerations and 10 Safe Practices.

Course Principles of Nursing Board Governance

This program is an introduction to concepts of governance and regulation as they apply to nursing regulatory bodies and individuals charged safeguarding public safety, health and welfare through nursing regulating and nursing education.  After completing the course, you will have an elemental understanding of models of governance used by boards of nursing,  the regulatory models for nursing and the key regulatory functions of boards.  In addition, you will be introduced to current trends and issues impacting nursing governance and regulation along with relevant resources to assist you in your role. 

Course NPDB – National Practitioner Data Bank

To maintain public safety, employers need current information on a health care practitioner’s ability to practice safely. The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) is a web-based repository that provides confidential information that employers may query in order to review whether a license is encumbered by a regulatory board action as well as review any reports of malpractice payments or other credentialing results.