Implementing a national nursing quality and safety alliance to strengthen nursing's ability to influence health care quality and safety

This grant supports implementation of the Nursing Quality and Safety Alliance (NQSA), which will enable the nursing profession to influence the national policy dialogue on performance measurement and public reporting of nationally recognized measures of health care quality. The Alliance will be the "go to" organization for nurses who seek to magnify their influence on the policy agenda for health care quality, as well as for policy-makers who seek nursing expertise on performance measurement and public reporting. Deliverables will be: (1) 30 nursing organizations as new NQSA members; (2) adoption by leading nursing organizations of NQSA-developed position statements related to quality; (3) participation by more nurses in the performance measurement and public reporting work of key national quality organizations ; (4) meeting NQSA revenue targets; and (5) public reporting by the federal government of nurse-sensitive measures of quality.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $900,000.00

Awarded on: 10/27/2009

Time frame: 1/1/2010 - 3/31/2012

Grant Number: 66729


George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Ross Hall
2300 Eye Street, N.W.
Washington, 20037-2336


Ellen M. Dawson
Project Director


Jean Ellen Johnson
Project Director