May 21, 2007 14:00 ET

NCSBN Center for Regulatory Excellence Grant Program Announces First Set of Funding Grants

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 21, 2007 -- The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®),, Center for Regulatory Excellence Grant Program recently awarded grants totaling almost $2.4 million to eight U.S. organizations and one international organization.

The Center for Regulatory Excellence Grant Program funds innovative projects that can have measurable impact on nursing regulation and can create meaningful change. The Center's research priorities include continuing competence, patient safety, licensure, discipline, regulation of nursing education, integration of the internationally educated nurse into the U.S. workforce and nursing regulation issues outside the U.S. Projects selected in this funding cycle focused on these priorities and had sound scientific merit.

Grants were awarded to the following institutions, organizations and programs:

--  Northwestern University for "NP CAPS Study: Nurse Practitioner
    Certification and Practice Setting Study."
--  Rush University Medical Center for "Effect of Mindfulness Training on
    Reduction of Nurse Errors in Simulated Clinical Scenarios."
--  Indiana University for "Teaching Patient Safety and Clinical Judgment
    Using Multiple-Patient Simulation Experiences."
--  Missouri Center for Patient Safety for Establishing a statewide "Just
    Culture" for patient safety between healthcare providers and regulators.
--  North Dakota Board of Nursing for a Nurse Faculty Intern Pilot Study.
--  Research Foundation of CUNY and Queens College of CUNY for "The Role of
    Nurses' Education in Shaping Patient Outcomes."
--  Vermont Nurse Internship Project for the Vermont Nurse Internship
    Project Research Plan.
--  The International Council of Nurses Foundation (ICNF) and International
    Council of Nurses (ICN) for "The Role and Identity of the Regulator: an
    International Comparative Study."
--  National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) for
    "Clarification of Nurse Practitioner Specialty and Subspecialty Clinical
    Track Titles, Hours, and Credentialing."
NCSBN believes that the knowledge gained from these evidence-based research studies will aid boards of nursing in setting regulatory standards that will continue to safeguard the public welfare in the 21st century.

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose membership comprises the boards of nursing in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and four United States territories.

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

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Chicago, IL 60601-4277

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