National Database of Licensed Nurses Makes Tracking Workforce Issues Easier

Implementation of a national nurse information system

From 1990 through 1997, the Council of State Boards of Nursing developed the Nursing Information System, a database of detailed information on licensed nurses nationwide.

Key Results

  • During the grant period, the Council accomplished the following:

    • Developed policies regarding use, access and security of data.
    • Developed the software necessary to collect, store and release the data.
    • Developed a business plan that would make the database financially self-sustaining.

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