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.
The National Health Care Workforce Commission, with oversight from the Government Accountability Office and the Health Resources and Services Administration, should lead a collaborative effort to improve research and the collection and analysis of data on health care workforce requirements. The Workforce Commission and the Health Resources and Services Administration should collaborate with state licensing boards, state nursing workforce centers, and the Department of Labor in this effort to ensure that the data are timely and publicly accessible.
This evidence brief seeks to identify methodological problems in implementation science using four Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI) projects as case studies and, based on findings, make recommendations for further methods development.
This evidence brief describes scientific advances in understanding relationships between nursing care processes, and patient outcomes in 2004 (the year prior to the launch of the Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative-INQRI ) and 2009.
This research brief examines the effect of complementary leadership on care team performance by nurses and physicians involved in jointly providing health care services.
This paper describes the strength of the evidence generated through Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI) funded research that relates to the case for investing in nursing. Factors that may limit the existing evidence and its transferability into clinical practice also are explored. Read the Evidence Brief.
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.
This research brief estimates the impact of nurse staffing on hospital performance improvement in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)/Premier Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration (HQID) project. Read the brief.
Efforts to create state-level nursing workforce data systems are frequently hindered by organizational, analytical and funding challenges. This series of three briefs identifies strategies nursing stakeholders can engage in to convince stakeholders of the need and justification for a system; identifies strategies to address common logistical obstacles; and suggests mechanisms to enhance the collection of robust data to inform nursing workforce