National Center for Nursing Quality
For over 100 years, ANA has worked to improve patient safety by promoting quality in nursing care and nurses' work lives. The National Center for Nursing Quality® (NCNQ®), established in 1998, advocates for nursing quality through quality measurement, research, and collaborative learning. The Center tackles issues such as the relationship between nurse staffing and outcomes of patient care. The Center’s innovative initiatives include the National Database for Nursing Quality Indicators® (NDNQI®).