Leveraging data to transform nursing care: insights from nurse leaders

J Nurs Care Qual. Jul-Sep 2015;30(3):269-74. doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000095.


A study was undertaken to gain insight into how nurse leaders are influencing the use of performance data to improve nursing care in hospitals. Two themes emerged: getting relevant, reliable, and timely data into the hands of nurses, and the leaders' ability to "connect the dots" in working with different stakeholders. Study findings may inform nurse leaders in their efforts to leverage data to transform nursing care.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Interviews as Topic
  • Leadership*
  • Nurse Administrators*
  • Nurse's Role
  • Nursing Care / standards*
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quality Improvement