According to Nursing Leadership from Bedside to Boardroom, 75 percent of opinion leaders say government officials will have a great deal of influence in health reform in the next five to 10 years, compared to 56 percent for insurance executives, 46 percent for pharmaceutical executives, 46 percent for health care executives, 37 percent for doctors, 20 percent for patients and 14 percent for nurses.

Other Research & Data

This research brief explores whether a nurse-pharmacist led medication reconciliation protocol could efficiently and inexpensively prevent potential adverse drug events (ADEs) at the admission and discharge transitions of care.

This research brief determines the relationships among characteristics of the nursing practice environment, nurses’ error interception practices and non-intercepted medication errors in acute care hospitals.

This evidence brief describes implementation strategies, challenges, and lessons learned from conducting five Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI) funded implementation studies, and presents two case examples of other INQRI studies to illustrate dissemination strategies.


The purpose of this research was to test the impact of a unit-wide program (SPEACS-2) of nurse training, speech language pathologist collaboration and “low tech” communication materials on nursing care quality, clinical outcomes, and cost. This brief examines effects on patient experience of communication, nurse and family outcomes, and cost-utilization outcomes (secondary aims).