The baccalaureate prepared nurse must have a good understanding of the quality
management process as well as the programs that various governmental and professional
organizations have in place to measure and improve patient safety and quality of care. In
addition to discussing the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators, delineate the
role any two of the following have in addressing safety and quality issues: the Joint
Commission (JC), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Agency for
Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), or National Quality Forum (NQF).