Nurse manager perceptions of the impact of process improvements by nurses

J Nurs Care Qual. 2011 Jul-Sep;26(3):226-35. doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e318213a607.


Approaches in assessment of process improvements by nurses are a timely issue, given a growing focus on changes in care delivery. Nineteen semistructured phone interviews with nurse managers whose units participated in a process improvement intervention were completed. The most prominent among assessment strategies was observation. Other strategies included quantitative data measurement, informal and formal feedback, and auditing processes. Understanding how nurses are evaluating interventions may contribute to improved measurement in the future.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel*
  • Humans
  • Nurse Administrators / psychology*
  • Nursing Evaluation Research
  • Nursing Process / standards*
  • Process Assessment, Health Care*