The American Nurses Association ’s National Center for Nursing Quality is providing access to NDNQI data for research purposes. Please review the recommended proposal outline, the screening criteria, researcher qualifications, review criteria and the data variables that are available for consideration prior to writing and submitting a proposal on this website. Proposals must meet screening criteria before being considered for full peer-review. If the proposal is approved after peer-review, a data use agreement will need to be signed and a fee will need to be paid for the work to retrieve the data for the variables and time periods requested in the proposal. The data use fee includes technical assistance for the approved proposal. In-depth assistance requested prior to submission may require an additional consulting fee.
The following are the required elements for any proposal requesting use of NDNQI data. Submit the proposalwith these guidelines (limit to 6 pages)Please use 1-inch margins, single spacing, and 12-point Times New Roman font.plus a letter of organizational support.
Most investigators will seek permission from the American Nurses Association (ANA) to obtain an extract of NDNQI data as they prepare grant proposals for project funding. ANA’s letter approving access to the data will accompany the grant proposal only after the data request proposal to ANA has been approved.
NDNQI project staff will give you an estimate of the cost of the extract to incorporate in your proposal budget once the proposal has been accepted and approved for NDNQI data use. The cost of acquiring an extract is based upon cost-reimbursement for work performed and will vary according to whether the investigator wants NDNQI to match files from other data sets to NDNQI (based on federal identification number or AHA number) and to deidentify the extract. Some investigators may want to include NDNQI senior researchers as investigators on their teams. In that case, the cost of their time would be included as well.If you have questions, email NDNQIDataRequest@ana.org
NOTE: If the proposal is accepted, a data use agreement is required as well as a fee for the data extract and technical assistance.
The proposals submitted will go through an initial screening before being considered for complete review.
Researcher Qualifications for Access to NDNQI Data
NDNQI measures of nurse staffing, nursing care processes and patient outcomes are available quarterly. Data from the RN satisfaction and practice environment scale surveys are available annually. The unit of measurement for both data sets is the nursing unit or nursing work group.
Select the links below to see listings of variables available for specific unit types and time periods. Quarterly data include measures of nurse staffing, nursing care processes, and nursing-sensitive patient outcomes. The sample size for each variable/unit/year/quarter combination will vary. Hospitals voluntarily participate in these indicators and missing data is common. There are three versions of the RN survey: (1) satisfaction scales, (2) short form with selected satisfaction scales, and (3) the practice environment scales. Each version of the survey also contains sections on work situations and nurse demographics. Data are available annually and may be matched to the quarterly data on the basis of the month of the quarter in which the hospital participated in the survey. Response rates vary greatly across units and hospitals.
|Quarterly Measures||RN Survey’s - Annual|
|Quarterly Data List, 2012||RN Survey Data List, 2012|
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