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NCSBN

February 17, 2011 06:00 ET

NCSBN Publishes New Research Briefs

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - February 17, 2011) - 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 two new briefs titled, "Report of Findings from the 2010 Knowledge Survey of Nurse Aides Employed in Nursing Homes/Long-term Care, Hospitals/Acute Care and Community/Home Health Care Settings" and "2009 Nurse Licensee Volume and NCLEX® Examination Statistics."

"Report of Findings from the 2010 Knowledge Survey of Nurse Aides Employed in Nursing Homes/Long-term Care, Hospitals/Acute Care and Community/Home Health Care Settings" (www.ncsbn.org/10_KSA_Vol49_web.pdf) reports the importance ratings of statements listing the knowledge needed by certified entry-level nurse aides/nursing assistants employed in various health care settings. The results of this study (i.e., the important knowledge statements) will be used to inform item development.

"2009 Nurse Licensee Volume and NCLEX® Examination Statistics" (https://www.ncsbn.org/10_2009NCLEXExamStats_Vol50_web.pdf) is an annual publication that provides national and state summary data of boards of nursing licensure activities, as well as data on candidate performance on the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN examinations.

NCSBN offers 50 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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