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NYU College of Nursing Receives $299K from NCSBN to Study Patient Safety Processes and Outcomes in Nursing Homes

October 27, 2011
N-89, 2011-12

New York University College of Nursing (NYUCN) received a two-year, $299,990.00 grant from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Grant (NCSBN) to research the “Impact of an Internationally Educated Nurse Workforce on Patient Safety Processes and Outcomes in Nursing Homes.”  According to the Principal Investigator, Laura Wagner, the purpose of the study is to meet the NCSBN’s Patient Safety, Practice (LPN/VN, RN), and International Regulatory Issues Research Priorities. 

“In our study, we will use a cross-sectional, descriptive, comparative study and multiple data sources to examine patient safety processes and outcomes among a cohort of RNs and LPNs/VNs working in nursing homes in five states,” said NYUCN Assistant Professor of Nursing Laura Wagner, PhD, RN.  “We plan to compare differences and similarities to nurses who are both internationally and domestically educated in their responses to care processes such as perceptions of patient safety culture, disclosure of adverse event information, barriers to medication error reporting, and communication with the health care team,” she said.

Additionally, the study will link these data with a large administrative nursing home database to examine whether there are differences in care safety outcomes such as use of physical restraints and occurrence of pressure ulcers.

`“Most importantly, the NCSBN can use study findings to better support nurses who work in nursing homes and to evaluate the need to assess patient safety preparedness in RNs and LPNs seeking employment in these settings,” said Wagner. 

 

About the New York University College of Nursing 
NYU College of Nursing is a global leader in nursing education, research, and practice. It offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Master of Arts and Post-Master’s Certificate Programs; a Doctor of Philosophy in Research Theory and Development, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.  For more information, visit www.nyu.edu/nursing

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
College of Nursing, Research

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Christopher James | (212) 998-6876

NYUCN Receives $299K from NCSBN to Study Patient Safety Processes and Outcomes in Nursing Homes

NYUCN Assistant Professor of Nursing Laura Wagner, PhD, RN


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