Quality Improvement Nursing

How to Become a Quality Improvement Nurse

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 ASN OR BSN
  • PASS YOUR NCLEX AND BECOME AN RN
  • TAKE CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES IN HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY OR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

$60,000 - $75,000

Annual Salary Range

Typical Tasks

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

Education Requirements

ASN or BSN

Employment Settings

  • Hospitals
  • Private practices

Certification

RN