Nursing Quality Initiatives

Commitment to delivering excellent nursing care that is safe, effective, patient and family-centered, timely, efficient and equitable, the UCSF Department of Nursing’s Clinical InQuERI Model includes Quality Improvement.

Our nursing department strongly supports a structure of quality improvement.  Resources are specifically allocated to maintain a dedicated Nursing Performance Improvement Department and quality councils at the department and unit levels.  We have a robust reporting culture and report data internally throughout the organization and externally to benchmarking organizations.  Our nurse-sensitive quality indicators continue to outperform the national averages , indicating that the care we deliver is among the best performing hospitals in the nation.

The UCSF Medical Center Department of Nursing is committed to advancing clinical inquiry that answers a question, solves a problem, or investigates an issue and that leads to improved patient and family care. We believe a commitment to quality must be a nursing leadership and front-line staff priority. Front-line staff lead the way and participate in quality committees, such as the Fall Prevention Committee and the Pressure Ulcer Prevention Committee, and in the Clinical InQuERI Council and Nursing Performance Improvement Committees. The essential ingredients of nursing quality improvement at UCSF Medical Center include:

  • Front-line staff leading efforts
  • Utilizing innovative technology
  • Data transparency and analysis

Current Initiatives

Past Initiatives