In the course of this program, interdisciplinary research teams have conducted 40 studies applying the most rigorous standards to examine nurses’ practices, processes and work environments and determine the impact nurses have on the quality of patient care. These studies comprise the first effort of this size and scope to identify both the ways in which nurses can improve the quality of patient care and the contributions nurses can make every day that keep patients safer and healthier. INQRI has built a base of knowledge that demonstrates nursing’s unique contributions to patients, families and communities across a diverse range of settings and has created a community of scholars committed to advancing interdisciplinary research to continue to build that knowledge.

Brainstorming session from INQRI's first annual meeting in 2006.