A Multi-State Assessment of Employer-Sponsored Quality Improvement Education for Early-Career Registered Nurses


For RNs to participate effectively in hospital Quality Improvement, they must have adequate QI knowledge and skills. This descriptive study assessed employer-sponsored QI education and RNs' preparedness across a wide range of QI steps and processes. RNs from 15 US states who were employed in hospitals and were initially licensed to practice in 2007 to 2008 were surveyed. Findings revealed the QI education offered by employers to RNs could be substantially improved. Nurse educators play a critical role in making these improvements.

Maja Djukic, Christine T. Kovner, Carol S. Brewer, Farida K. Fatehi, & Joanna R. Seltzer
Djukic, M., Kovner, C.T., Brewer, C.S., Fatehi, F.K., & Seltzer, J.R. (2013). A multi-state assessment of employer-sponsored quality improvement education for early-career registered nurses. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing 44(1), 12-9.
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Education, Practice, Registered Nurses (RNs), Research, Transition to Practice
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