CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Oct 29, 2012) -   The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®),, announces a deadline of Jan. 18, 2013, for submission of scientific proposals to its Center for Regulatory Excellence grant program.

The Center for Regulatory Excellence awards grant funding for up to $300,000 for scientific research projects that advance the science of nursing regulation and build regulatory expertise worldwide. Grants are awarded to qualified researchers who are interested in, though not limited to, the following research priorities:

  • 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; and
  • National and international regulatory issues and/or portability.

Since the Center for Regulatory Excellence Grant Program began in 2007, it has awarded more than $8 million in grants. Visit the Center for Regulatory Excellence webpage for more information about the program and the application process.

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 12 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.

National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc.
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Chicago, IL 60601-4277

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Dawn M. Kappel
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312.279.1034 fax