The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) membership approved the “Enhanced” Nurse Licensure Compact in May of 2015. The adoption of the “Enhanced” Nurse Licensure Compact will take legislative action. See this news article from the IBON's Executive Director, Kathy Weinberg to explain: Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact Article
During the 2016 year the goal is to educate nurses, legislators, and all stakeholders concerning the “Enhanced” Nurse Licensure Compact and introduce legislation in the 2017 legislative session. To read more in-depth information about the NLC see this page on our website: Nurse Licensure Compact - Proposed "Enhanced"
Chicago - The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), www.ncsbn.org, voted on Dec. 9, 2015, to uphold the current passing standard for the NCLEX-RN Examination (the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses). The passing standard will remain at the current level of 0.00 logit that was instituted April 1, 2013. This passing standard will remain in effect through March 31, 2019.
See the full news release in this pdf document: NCSBN Board of Directors Announcement about NCLEX-RN
The Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Statistics announced a quarterly newsletter that will be emailed to Iowa's Nurse Practitioners and other providers who certify death records. The newsletter is about the Iowa Vital Events System (IVES) and use of the Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS), and is intended to assist providers with accurately entering death records in a timely manner. See the first newsletter in this file: IDPH IVES October 2015 Newsletter