Nurse-driven programs to improve patient outcomes: transforming care at the bedside, integrated nurse leadership program, and the clinical scene investigator academy

J Nurs Adm. 2010 Mar;40(3):109-14. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3181d042ac.


As the national quality agenda continues to be a key driver in healthcare, more programs are being developed to teach staff nurses how to lead quality change projects. Nurses are in a unique position to do this work; however, they may lack project management and leadership skills to do so. The authors provide a content analysis that compares and contrasts 3 such programs.

MeSH terms

  • Curriculum
  • Humans
  • Leadership*
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / education*
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / organization & administration
  • Organizational Innovation
  • Program Development
  • Staff Development / methods*
  • Total Quality Management*
  • Training Support
  • United States