February 10, 2011 13:00 ET

NCSBN Center for Regulatory Excellence Grant Program Awards Grants Totaling More Than $1.1 Million to Four U.S. Organizations in 2010

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - February 10, 2011) - The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®) ( Center for Regulatory Excellence Grant Program awarded grants totaling more than $1.1 million to four U.S. organizations in 2010. Since its beginning in 2007, the program has awarded more than $6 million in grants.

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: patient safety; scope of practice (licensed practical/vocational nurses [LPN/VN], registered nurses [RN] and advanced practice registered nurses [APRN] issues); nursing education; continued competence; discipline and alternatives to discipline; national and international regulatory issues; and nurse mobility.

The 2010 grants were awarded to the following institutions, organizations and programs:

  • Kirsten N. Corazzini, PhD, assistant professor, Duke University School of Nursing, "Regulating Licensed Nursing Practice in Nursing Homes: How RN and LPN Scopes of Practice are Enacted";

  • Gloria Damgaard, MS, RN, FRE, executive director, South Dakota Board of Nursing, "Virtual Nursing Care for School Children with Diabetes: A Transformative Model";

  • Maja Djukic PhD, RN, research scientist, New York University, College of Nursing, "Assessment of RN Education and Practice Role Expectations for Quality Improvement and Safety"; and

  • Patricia Ebright, DNS, associate professor, Indiana University, School of Nursing, "A Multi-Site, Mixed Method Examination of Student and Faculty Experiences and Interactions in Clinical Practice."

Submission deadline for the second funding cycle of the 2011 Center for Regulatory Excellence Grant Program is July 15, 2011. Any individual, institution, organization or program interested in advancing the science of nursing regulation and building regulatory expertise worldwide may apply. Grant awards have a $300,000 per project limit.

For more information on the grant or the application process, visit or contact Maryann Alexander, PhD, RN, chief officer, nursing regulation, NCSBN, at 312.525.3695 or

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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Chicago, IL 60601-4277

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