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  1. Curley, Martha A. Q. PhD, RN, FAAN
  2. Hickey, Patricia A. MS, MBA, RN, CNAA


Staff nurses at Children's Hospital Boston worked together to identify what was important to the patients and families they cared for, measured how often nurses performed these interventions, and used the data to improve the care they provide. This initiative, the Nightingale Metric Project, can serve as a model for ongoing measurement and improvement of nursing care in all settings.