CALNOC 2.0 represents the culmination of over 20 years of nursing scientific research, the creation of the first Nurse Sensitive Registry in both Inpatient and Ambulatory care settings and the development of NQF Nurse Sensitive Endorsed Measures.
In the winter of 2019, CALNOC completed its transition of its database and measures to Press Ganey. As a result, CALNOC is now embarking on a new path, returning to its roots in Health Services Research* with a continuing focus on nursing.
CALNOC 2.0 is pleased to introduce the CALNOC Nightingale Research Fund, a vehicle for innovative research and scientific inquiry on the contributions of nursing on patient care, safety and quality. This fund will provide grants, scholarships and matching funds to individual and institutions in furthering CALNOC’s mission and goals.
* The main goals of health services research are to identify the most effective ways to organize, manage, finance and deliver high quality care; reduce medical errors; and improve patient safety. (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 200
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Since 1996, CALNOC has been at the forefront of supporting inter-professional, nursing focused patient care excellence.
CALNOC is a 501(c) (3) public benefit corporation which created the first database registry of nursing sensitive quality indicators in inpatient and ambulatory care settings.
CALNOC did NOT get purchased by Press Ganey. CALNOC continues and thrives as a Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation. CALNOC sold certain Assets to Press Ganey, namely the Nurse Sensitive Registry, its Measures and the future development of the registry.
Twenty three years ago, CALNOC started as a Nursing Research Organization.
Along this journey, CALNOC saw a need for developing the registry and providing practice based evidence as to the contribution of nursing on quality care. Over time we grew the registry organically and also introduced the first set of Ambulatory Nurse Sensitive Measures.
However, as a small nonprofit, the ability to scale nationally and internationally is a very challenging effort. In its deal with Press Ganey, CALNOC saw an opportunity for a steward of its registry and measures, who could provide the resources necessary to grow the work. And it provided CALNOC with the opportunity to further its scientific and research mission with renewed resources.
The CALNOC Nightingale Research Fund
Florence Nightingale was the founder of modern nursing. She established the first secular nursing school in the world, which is now part of King’s College in London. She came to prominence while serving as manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War, in which she organized care for soldiers.
Florence Nightingale was also the first Nurse Statistician and Researcher, effectively using graphical presentations of statistical data and is credited with developing a form of the pie chart now known as the polar area diagram or the Nightingale Rose Diagram. In the spirit of her pioneering effort and work, we dedicate the Fund in her namesake.
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