Our Data Sources

Explore the foundation of Kevin’s Review: our rigorously selected data sources. Delve into how we ensure every piece of information, from NCLEX guidance to nursing insights, stands on accuracy, relevance, and the latest industry standards, supporting your journey in nursing with confidence and clarity.

Employment and Salary Information

Our team gather employment and salary information through a meticulous process that ensures both accuracy and relevance. Our data is sourced from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and PayScale, which are updated regularly to reflect the most current labor market conditions and salary trends.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

As the premier source of labor market data, BLS offers a wealth of information on occupational outlooks, including detailed job descriptions, education and licensing requirements, salary averages, and projected job growth rates.

We regularly review the Occupational Outlook Handbook and BLS datasets to extract pertinent information for our nursing audience.


PayScale provides comprehensive salary data based on job title, location, experience, and education level. PayScale’s data is crowd-sourced from individuals in the workforce and offers insights beyond BLS statistics, including job satisfaction and employer-reported data.

We periodically verify this information against other industry reports and surveys to ensure its reliability.

The reason we prioritize this data is to empower our readers with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their careers. Understanding employment trends and salary expectations is crucial for anyone entering the nursing field or looking to advance their career. This information helps prospective and current nurses set realistic career goals, negotiate salaries, and choose specializations or advancement paths with a clear understanding of the job market.

Information about License & Certification

For comprehensive and accurate information on nursing licensure and certification, Kevin’s Review employs a multifaceted approach to data collection. Here’s how we ensure our information is reliable and useful for our readers:

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National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)

The NCSBN is a pivotal organization in the nursing profession, providing oversight for the NCLEX examinations and serving as a central hub of information for nursing licensure across the United States. It collaborates with state boards to ensure standards for safe nursing practice are met and offers a wealth of resources for both nursing students and practicing nurses.

Source: https://www.ncsbn.org

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State Boards of Nursing

Each state in the U.S. has its own Board of Nursing responsible for regulating the practice of nursing within that state. These boards set the standards for safe nursing care, issue nursing licenses, and provide detailed information on licensure requirements, renewal processes, and continuing education opportunities.

Directory: A directory of State Boards of Nursing can be found on the NCSBN website: NCSBN Member Board Contacts

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Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

The ACEN supports the interests of nursing education, students, and the public by providing comprehensive accreditation for nursing programs. This organization ensures that accredited programs meet rigorous educational standards necessary for preparing students to enter the nursing profession.

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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, ensuring the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. Accreditation by the CCNE signifies that a nursing program has met the highest standards for education in the nursing profession.

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American Nurses Association (ANA)

The ANA is a premier organization representing the interests of the nation’s 4 million registered nurses. It provides nurses with the latest professional standards, advocacy, and educational resources, helping them to advance their careers and ensure high-quality patient care.

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Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE is the global leader in computer-based testing, offering a wide array of services for academic, government, and professional testing programs, including the NCLEX exams. Through Pearson VUE, candidates can register for their NCLEX exam, locate testing centers, and access test preparation resources.

Let Us Know

Despite our commitment to accuracy and timeliness, there may be moments when some information doesn’t quite hit the mark. Should you encounter anything that seems outdated or incorrect on our site, we encourage you to reach out. Your insights are invaluable in helping us uphold our quality standards.