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Welcome to the Learning Extension

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A community of nursing students, nurses and nursing educators

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), with the help of many experts within the nursing community, created the Learning Extension to help busy nursing students, nurses, and nurse educators meet their educational goals. Since 1998, the Learning Extension has reached 520,000 learners in 120 countries, and counting!

The Learning Extension community, provides the nursing community the same high-quality nursing continuing education, coupled with exciting new levels of interactivity.

  • Targeted discussion areas - Easily interact with others who share the same concerns, needs and questions in an online community. You can also subscribe to pages that interest you and receive notification of new comments.
  • More interaction - Enjoy easy access to instructors and other students in the community, while only following posts and discussion threads that reflect your interests. You can even form a local study group for the NCLEX exam and advertise it here.
  • More opportunities to share - Did you just pass your NCLEX exam? Were you able to immediately apply something you learned in a nursing CE course? Share tips with other community members in real time and pay it forward!

What are our goals?

To provide easy access to any of the 45 online classes we currently offer, while providing you with opportunities for community involvement and professional growth. See a full list of courses.

Why choose the Learning Extension?

As a not-for-profit organization, NCSBN is devoted to promoting safe and effective practice in the nursing profession. NCSBN uses all income from Learning Extension product sales to support its mission and programs.

Watch our course tour videos for the NCLEX review and continuing education courses.

Who is NCSBN?

NCSBN is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing.

Learn more about NCSBN's programs and services and boards of nursing at

The Alabama Board of Nursing has accredited NCSBN as a provider of continuing education in nursing. All states accept nursing continuing education credits from NCSBN.