NCSBN Publishes Three New Research Briefs

Tue May 12, 2009 3:00pm EDT

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  CHICAGO, IL, May 12 (MARKET WIRE) -- 
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN(R))
(www.ncsbn.org) 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 three new briefs: "2008 Knowledge of
Newly Licensed Registered Nurses Survey," "2008 RN Practice Analysis:
Linking the NCLEX-RN Examination to Practice" and "2007 Nurse Licensee
Volume and NCLEX Examination Statistics."

    The "2008 Knowledge of Newly Licensed Registered Nurses Survey" 
(https://www.ncsbn.org/WEB_08_Newly_Licensed_Nurses_Vol37_small.pdf)
identifies the knowledge needed by newly licensed RNs. The results of this
study (i.e., the important knowledge statements) will be used to inform
item development.

    The "2008 RN Practice Analysis: Linking the NCLEX-RN Examination to
Practice"
(https://www.ncsbn.org/08_Linking_the_NCLEX_to_Practice_Vol36.pdf) is a
periodic performance of practice analyses (i.e., job analysis) studies,
which assists NCSBN in evaluating the validity of the test plan that
guides content distribution of the licensure examination.

    Additionally, the "2007 Nurse Licensee Volume and NCLEX Examination
Statistics" (https://www.ncsbn.org/WEB_08_2007LicExamRB_Vol35_CS3.pdf) is
an annual publication that provides national and state summary data of
Member Boards' licensure activities, as well as data on candidate
performance on the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN examinations.

    "Our mission at NCSBN is to promote excellence in nursing regulation for
public protection. One way we accomplish this is by conducting research
and making our findings readily available to NCSBN's member boards, NCLEX
candidates, nursing educators, nursing administrators and other regulatory
professionals," said Kathy Apple, MS, RN, CAE, NCSBN CEO. "NCSBN prides
itself in providing objective analysis and effective solutions that
address the challenges facing the nursing regulators."

    NCSBN offers 37 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, 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 U.S.
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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