Identifying for a Unique Nurse Identifier

The Big Data Health IT Policy Workgroup is advocating for use of the unique nurse identifier maintained and supported by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) called the NCSBN ID. 

It is a free, unique identifier, publicly available, that is automatically generated for each RN and LPN at the time of their NCLEX exam. No additional action is needed. The workgroup recommends that the NCSBN ID should be used by key stakeholders as the unique nurse identifier to enable identification and demonstration of the value of nurses through documentation in the EHR and other health IT systems.
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