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Resources to support nursing studies.

Licensing and Standards


Interstate Nurse Licensure Compact

Created by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), the NLC reflects an interstate agreement permitting registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/LVNs) to have one license. 

National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN)

NCSBN assures that safe and competent nursing care is provided through regulation, practice and education.

Rhode Island Nursing Licensing

Apply for licensure in the state and explore a variety professional resources.


National League for Nursing (NLN) Core Values

Organization that offers teaching resources "to assist PN educators to prepare the LPN/LVN workforce for current practice" and offers continuing education and professional development courses.

Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN)

Using the Institute of Medicine (2003) competencies for nursing, QSEN faculty have defined pre-licensure and graduate quality and safety competencies for nursing and proposed targets for the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be developed in nursing pre-licensure programs for each competency.

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