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Journal of Nursing Care Quality:
doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e31827c6c58

Early-Career Registered Nurses' Participation in Hospital Quality Improvement Activities

Djukic, Maja PhD, RN; Kovner, Christine T. PhD, RN, FAAN; Brewer, Carol S. PhD, RN, FAAN; Fatehi, Farida K. MS; Bernstein, Ilya BS, RN

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We surveyed 2 cohorts of early-career registered nurses from 15 states in the US, 2 years apart, to compare their reported participation in hospital quality improvement (QI) activities. We anticipated differences between the 2 cohorts because of the growth of several initiatives for engaging nurses in QI. There were no differences between the 2 cohorts across 14 measured activities, except for their reported use of appropriate strategies to improve hand-washing compliance to reduce nosocomial infection rates.

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