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August 18, 2010 14:00 ET

NCSBN Publishes Four New Research Briefs

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - August 18, 2010) -  The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN® )(www.ncsbn.org) sets an ambitious research agenda designed to advance the science of nursing regulation. NCSBN recently added to its body of research with the publication of four new briefs titled, Report of Findings from the 2009 TUNING Analysis: A Comparison of U.S. and International Nursing Educational Competencies; Report of Findings from the 2009 Job Analysis of Nurse Aides Employed in Nursing Homes/Long-term Care, Hospitals/Acute Care and Community/Home Health Care Settings; Report of Findings from the Comparison of Entry-level Registered Nurses in the U.S. and Ontario, Canada; and Report of Findings from the Comparison of Entry-level Registered Nurses in the U.S. and British Columbia, Canada.

Report of Findings from the 2009 TUNING Analysis: A Comparison of U.S. and International Nursing Educational Competencies is an account of a new initiative that seeks to understand the role of nurses and nursing education from an international perspective. The goal of this study was to evaluate the consistency of nursing educational competencies globally.

Report of Findings from the 2009 Job Analysis of Nurse Aides Employed in Nursing Homes/Long-term Care, Hospitals/Acute Care and Community/Home Health Care Settings reports the importance ratings for activities performed by certified entry-level nurse aides/nursing assistants (NAs) employed in various health care settings. The findings from this study are used to evaluate the validity of the test plan, content outline and examination questions for the nurse aide certification examination.

Report of Findings from the Comparison of Entry-level Registered Nurses in the U.S. and Ontario, Canada compares entry-level nursing activities of U.S. registered nurses with a cohort from Ontario, Canada. The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) collaborated with NCSBN on this initiative.

Report of Findings from the Comparison of Entry-level Registered Nurses in the U.S. and British Columbia, Canada compares entry-level nursing activities of U.S. registered nurses with a cohort from British Columbia, Canada. The College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) collaborated with NCSBN on this initiative.

NCSBN offers 48 volumes of research that include practice analyses and national surveys of the profession, covering topics such as nursing education and professional issues. Previously only available for purchase through NCSBN, these research briefs are now downloadable free of charge by visiting www.ncsbn.org.

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®) is a not-for-profit organization whose members include the boards of nursing in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories -- American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands. There are also seven associate members.

Mission: NCSBN provides education, service and research through collaborative leadership to promote regulatory excellence for patient safety and public protection.

The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not the individual member state or territorial boards of nursing.

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