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Nursing Professional Claim Reports

In addition to being the largest provider of professional liability insurance coverage to nursing professionals, NSO is a leading provider of risk management information.

Through our risk management efforts, NSO is working to provide nursing professionals with the knowledge needed to reduce their liability exposure while improving patient outcomes.

In collaboration with CNA, NSO has developed claim reports for nurses and nurse practitioners. Please use the links below to view a PD​F of the most recent as well as archived reports.

Nurse Practitioner Claim Report, 4th Edition: A Guide to Identifying and Addressing Professional Liability Exposures

Now in its fourth edition, NSO and CNA’s claim report provides a unique look at how malpractice and license defense claims have increased in cost, and how claim allegations and settings have changed over the years as nurse practitioners’ role in the healthcare community has grown and evolved. The free 86-page report offers:

  • Professional liability claim data and analysis
  • License protection claim data and analysis
  • Legal case studies taken from CNA’s claim files
  • Risk management recommendations
    • Including Medication Error Prevention - related recommendations from ISMP
  • A risk control self-assessment checklist

​Additional resources:


Nurse Professional Liability Exposures: 2015 Claim Report Update

NSO and CNA’s third nurses’ liability report provides access to data for malpractice and license defense claims that occurred between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2014. The 80-page report off​ers:

  • Professional liability claim data and analysis
  • License protection claim data and analysis
  • Legal case studies
  • A self-assessment checklist
  • Risk management recommendations
  • Selected highlights of the nurse work profile survey

​Additional resources:

Nurse Practitioner 2012 Liability Update​
In collaboration with NSO, CNA is dedicated to educating nurse practitioners about risk. In support of that effort, we present this report, which examines CNA nurse practitioner claims that closed between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2011, and identifies current liability patterns and trends. Using this report, nurse practitioners can better understand the risks and challenges they may encounter on a daily basis, evaluate their practices in relation to the claims and losses experienced by their peers, and modify their clinical practice to enhance patient safety while minimizing liability exposure.

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Use the links below to read previous nurse and nurse practitioner claim studies and supporting documentation.


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