Nursing Reports & Surveys
CDC National Hospital Care Survey - APNA encourages your health facility to participate!
The National Hospital Care Survey provides nationally representative data on utilization of inpatient hospital care, as well as care delivered in emergency departments, outpatient departments, and hospital-based ambulatory surgery locations.
Webinar: “The _____ (Doctor/Nurse/Other) Will See You Now”: Rethinking Scope of Practice
Alliance for Health Reform
Archived webinar which was held Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Covers the latest state legislation to allow nurses, nurse practitioners and other medical providers to do more to care for patients.
Nursing Information from the Health Resources and Services Administration
US Department of Health and Human Services
Visit this page to find reports, data, and other documents from HRSA regarding the nursing workforce and health care legislation.
Behavioral Health Care: 2012 National Patient Safety Goals
The Joint Commission
National Patient Safety Goals effective January 1, 2012.
Title VII Nursing Workforce Development Programs
This brochure provides statistics regarding the rising demand for nursing care, nursing student demographics, monetary support levels for nursing students, Title VII funding programs by state, and a wealth of additional information.
MACPAC March 2011 Report to the Congress on Medicaid and CHIP
Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
This first of a series of reports establishes the foundation for the Commission’s role as a source of independent, data-driven analysis to assess how Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) function today and how they can be improved in the near term and in the future. This report lays the groundwork for how MACPAC will advise the Congress in achieving greater value in Medicaid and CHIP, while ensuring program accountability.
- Press Release
- View MACPAC's Report to Congress on Medicaid & CHIP
Click here to download a pdf of the report.
New R3 Report
The Joint Comission
The Joint Commission provides a thorough examination of the rationale behind new Joint Commission standards, National Patient Safety Goals and performance measures and documents the supporting research and scientific data behind the development of the requirements via this complimentary online electronic bulletin.
Issue 1: Patient-Centered Communication Standards for Hospitals
A Patient-Centered Guide to Implementing Language Access Services in Healthcare Organizations
From the HHS Office on Minority Health, a guide that helps healthcare organizations implement effective language access services to meet the needs of their patients with limited English proficiency and increase their access to health care.
NHeLP’s Language Services Resource Guide for Health Care Providers
This guide compiles the basic information about providing language services into one document. It includes information about interpreter and translator associations and agencies, training programs, assessment tools, and other materials.
Video: Improving Patient-Provider Communication
This video highlights Joint Commission standards as well as Federal civil rights laws regarding patients who are deaf/hard of hearing or who have limited command of the English language.
List of Resources Related to Effective Communication
A list of resources compiled by the Joint Commission covering practical guidelines and background information on effective communication.
- A Patient-Centered Guide to Implementing Language Access Services in Healthcare Organizations
This report, issued by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, speaks to the vital role nursing can play in the transformation of our health care system. There are many people to credit for the positive findings about nursing but none are more deserving of credit than each and every nurse who has worked hard to build an image of trust and who has worked diligently to provide a high level care to the patients under his or her care.
- IOM Future of Nursing Report's Main Page
- Webcast of Announcement
IOM Future of Nursing Report Brief (pdf)
The Nurses' Health Studies are among the largest and longest running investigations of factors that influence women's health. Started in 1976 and expanded in 1989, the information provided by the 238,000 dedicated nurse-participants has led to many new insights on health and disease. While the prevention of cancer is still a primary focus, the study has also produced landmark data on cardiovascular disease, diabetes and many other conditions. Most importantly, these studies have shown that diet, physical activity and other lifestyle factors can powerfully promote better health.
You can learn more and sign up at http://nhs3.org/.