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Authors

  1. Djukic, Maja PhD, RN
  2. Kovner, Christine T. PhD, RN, FAAN
  3. Brewer, Carol S. PhD, RN, FAAN
  4. Fatehi, Farida K. MS
  5. Bernstein, Ilya BS, RN

Abstract

We surveyed 2 cohorts of early-career registered nurses from 15 states in the US, 2 years apart, to compare their reported participation in hospital quality improvement (QI) activities. We anticipated differences between the 2 cohorts because of the growth of several initiatives for engaging nurses in QI. There were no differences between the 2 cohorts across 14 measured activities, except for their reported use of appropriate strategies to improve hand-washing compliance to reduce nosocomial infection rates.