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Quality Improvement Nursing

Learn More about Quality Improvement Nursing

Because nurses are integral to hospitalized patients’ care, nurses also are pivotal in hospital efforts to improve quality. As hospitals face increasing demands to participate in a wide range of quality improvement activities, they are reliant on nurses to help address these demands. Nurses working in quality improvement focus on enhancing the quality of hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other medical care facilities.

Preparation Path

Earn your BSN

Pass the NCLEX and become an RN

Take continuing education courses in health care technology or quality improvement

Typical Tasks

  • Introducing new, life-saving strategies to patient care facilities
  • Recommending new technology
  • Recording health care information

Employment Settings

  • Hospitals
  • Private practices

Annual Salary Range

$67,500 – $74,000



Education Requirements


Interested in taking the next step toward becoming a quality improvement nurse?