Recommendation
October 5, 2010

State boards of nursing, accrediting bodies, the federal government, and health care organizations should take actions to support nurses’ completion of a transition-to-practice program (nurse residency) after they have completed a prelicensure or advanced practice degree program or when they are transitioning into new clinical practice areas.   

Recommendation
October 5, 2010

Academic nurse leaders across all schools of nursing should work together to increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree from 50 to 80 percent by 2020. These leaders should partner with education accrediting bodies, private and public funders, and employers to ensure funding, monitor progress, and increase the diversity of students to create a workforce prepared to meet the demands of diverse populations across the lifespan.

Recommendation
October 5, 2010

Schools of nursing, with support from private and public funders, academic administrators and university trustees, and accrediting bodies, should double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020 to add to the cadre of nurse faculty and researchers, with attention to increasing diversity.

Recommendation
October 5, 2010

 Accrediting bodies, schools of nursing, health care organizations, and continuing competency educators from multiple health professions should collaborate to ensure that nurses and nursing students and faculty continue their education and engage in lifelong learning to gain the competencies needed to provide care for diverse populations across the lifespan.

March 24, 2014

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.

 

December 13, 2013

This special edition of Medical Care provides an overview of the Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI) program’s strategy, goals, and impact, highlighting cross-cutting issues addressed by the initiative.

September 11, 2013

This research brief identifies and assesses the impact of nurse staffing levels on the quality of patient care.

April 3, 2013

New Study Shows Fewer Deaths in Hospitals That Have Higher Percentages of Nurses with Baccalaureate Degrees

April 2, 2013

Seven-Year Initiative Built Research Science, Provided Definitive Evidence of Nursing’s Contributions to Improving Care, Identified New Areas for Research, and Challenges