Nursing Quality - National Database for Nursing Quality Indicators

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  2. National Database for Nursing Quality Indicators current position
  3. Nursing Quality and Performance Improvement Council

National Database for Nursing Quality Indicators

St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center participates in the National Database for Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI). Membership in NDNQI allows us to compare:

  • Unit-level patient outcomes
  • Nursing care hours
  • Nursing staff skill mix
  • RN education
  • Patient care days
  • Falls/ injury rates
  • Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers


Participation in NDNQI further reinforces St. Joseph's special attention to nursing sensitive measures and indicators that reflect the impact of nursing actions and outcomes. Reports and outcomes of the data are analyzed and used as a tool to replicate successful nursing actions and focus on areas of opportunities for growth or change.


NDNQI quarterly reports are submitted to the CNO, Directors of Nursing, Nurse Managers and staff. Data is reviewed at the Nursing Administrative Council, Nursing Leadership Council, and the Nursing PI Council. Data is also reviewed at the Fall and Pressure Ulcer Committees.


The Department of Nursing also conducts a yearly survey through NDNQI to gather data from staff RNs related to their job satisfaction, perceived quality of care, and their estimates of floating and overtime worked as well as nurse demographic items.


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