December 08, 2009 12:00 ET

NCSBN® Publishes New Research Brief

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - December 8, 2009) - The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®) 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 a new brief titled, "Factors Affecting Remediation Outcomes."

This new publication ( identifies factors that place nurses at risk for disciplinary action. The research describes and analyzes the characteristics of disciplined nurses and the influence of various environmental factors on remediation outcomes.

"NCSBN is proud to continue producing such cutting-edge regulatory research," said Kathy Apple, MS, RN, FAAN, NCSBN CEO. "The findings from our latest study can help NCSBN's member boards, nursing educators, nursing administrators and other regulatory professionals to not only protect the public, but to also advance the profession of nursing's body of knowledge."

NCSBN offers a total of 41 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

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 four associate members.

Mission: The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), composed of Member Boards, provides leadership to advance regulatory excellence for public protection.

National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc.
111 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 2900
Chicago, IL 60601-4277

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