Nursing Quality

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National Center for Nursing Quality

For over 100 years, ANA has worked to improve patient safety by promoting quality in nursing care and nurses' work lives. The National Center for Nursing Quality® (NCNQ®), established in 1998, advocates for nursing quality through quality measurement, research, and collaborative learning. The Center tackles issues such as the relationship between nurse staffing and outcomes of patient care. The Center’s innovative initiatives include the National Database for Nursing Quality Indicators® (NDNQI®).

NDNQI Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality™

The NDNQI Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality™ recognizes excellence in overall performance on nursing quality indicators. Learn about the NDNQI Award and past winners.

2013 Winners:

  • Community Hospital
  • Parkview Whitley Hospital Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Craig Hospital Psychiatric Hospital
  • Stewart and Linda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA Teaching Hospital
  • King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre-Jeddah Branch Academic Medical Center
  • Stony Brook University Hospital Pediatric Hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago