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October 19, 2009 06:00 ET

NCSBN Center for Regulatory Excellence Grant Program Awards Grants Totaling More Than $780,000 to Four U.S. Organizations

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - October 19, 2009) - The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®) (www.ncsbn.org) Center for Regulatory Excellence Grant Program recently awarded grants totaling more than $780,000 to four U.S. organizations. Since the grant program began in 2007, it has awarded nearly $5 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; practice (licensed practical/vocational nurses [LPN/VN], registered nurses [RN] and advanced practice registered nurses [APRN]); nursing education; continued competence; discipline and alternatives to discipline; and national and international portability.

This year grants were awarded to the following institutions, organizations and programs:

--  Elizabeth Hawkins-Walsh, PhD, CPNP, Association of Faculties of
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, for "Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Programs:
    A Dual Track for Acute Care and Primary   Care"
--  Janine Hinton, PhD-C, MN, RN, CCRN, Arizona State Board of Nursing, for
    "Measuring Competency with Simulation: Phase I"
--  Cheryl B. Jones, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of North Carolina at Chapel
    Hill School of Nursing, for "A Comparison of Internationally Educated and
    U.S. Educated Nurses"
--  Ronald Steingard, MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School, for
    "Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing Patient Safety Initiative:
    Promoting Safe Medication Administration in Massachusetts Nursing Homes
    (MBORN Patient Safety Initiative) Phase I"
    

The deadline for the 2010 Center for Regulatory Excellence Grant Program submissions is March 1, 2010. 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 the Center for Regulatory Excellence Grant Program section at https://www.ncsbn.org/407.htm.

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.

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