Nancy Donaldson, RN, DNS, FAAN

Title(s)Professor Emeritus, Physiological Nursing
SchoolSchool of Nursing
Address2 Koret Way, #631
San Francisco CA 94143
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    University of California, San FranciscoD.N.S.1988 Nursing
    University of California, San FranciscoPh.D.1988 Nursing

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    CalNOC Partners to Reduce Patient Falls Project
    NIH U18HS013704Sep 30, 2002 - Jun 29, 2007
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Unit Level Nurse Workload Impacts on Patient Safety
    NIH R01HS011954Sep 30, 2001 - Sep 29, 2004
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH D10NU029217Oct 1, 1990 - Sep 30, 1993
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH F31NR005869Dec 1, 1986
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH F31NU005869May 14, 1986
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Improving hospital patient falls: leveraging staffing characteristics and processes of care. J Nurs Adm. 2015 May; 45(5):254-62. Aydin C, Donaldson N, Aronow HU, Fridman M, Brown DS. PMID: 25906133.
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    2. Improving medication administration safety: using naïve observation to assess practice and guide improvements in process and outcomes. J Healthc Qual. 2014 Nov-Dec; 36(6):58-68. Donaldson N, Aydin C, Fridman M, Foley M. PMID: 25385491.
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    3. Modeling hospital-acquired pressure ulcer prevalence on medical-surgical units: nurse workload, expertise, and clinical processes of care. Health Serv Res. 2015 Apr; 50(2):351-73. Aydin C, Donaldson N, Stotts NA, Fridman M, Brown DS. PMID: 25290866; PMCID: PMC4369213.
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    4. Predictors of unit-level medication administration accuracy: microsystem impacts on medication safety. J Nurs Adm. 2014 Jun; 44(6):353-61. Donaldson N, Aydin C, Fridman M. PMID: 24835141.
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    5. Medication administration accuracy: using clinical observation and review of patient records to assess safety and guide performance improvement. J Eval Clin Pract. 2014 Aug; 20(4):411-6. Gunningberg L, Pöder U, Donaldson N, Leo Swenne C. PMID: 24798301.
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    6. The value of reducing hospital-acquired pressure ulcer prevalence: an illustrative analysis. J Nurs Adm. 2013 Apr; 43(4):235-41. Spetz J, Brown DS, Aydin C, Donaldson N. PMID: 23528690.
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    7. Measuring nurses' impact on health care quality: progress, challenges, and future directions. Med Care. 2013 Apr; 51(4 Suppl 2):S15-22. Beck SL, Weiss ME, Ryan-Wenger N, Donaldson NE, Aydin C, Towsley GL, Gardner W. PMID: 23502913.
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    8. Eliminating hospital-acquired pressure ulcers: within our reach. Adv Skin Wound Care. 2013 Jan; 26(1):13-8. Stotts NA, Brown DS, Donaldson NE, Aydin C, Fridman M. PMID: 23263395.
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    9. Performance measurement—A strategic imperative and a call to action An overview of forthcoming papers from the American Academy of Nursing Expert Panel on Quality. Nursing Outlook. 2011 Nov 1; 59(6):336-338. Lamb LG, Donaldson DN. .
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    10. Exploring variation in pressure ulcer prevalence in Sweden and the USA: benchmarking in action. J Eval Clin Pract. 2012 Aug; 18(4):904-10. Gunningberg L, Donaldson N, Aydin C, Idvall E. PMID: 21696519.
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    11. The association of shift-level nurse staffing with adverse patient events. J Nurs Adm. 2011 Feb; 41(2):64-70. Patrician PA, Loan L, McCarthy M, Fridman M, Donaldson N, Bingham M, Brosch LR. PMID: 21266884.
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    12. Nursing-sensitive benchmarks for hospitals to gauge high-reliability performance. J Healthc Qual. 2010 Nov-Dec; 32(6):9-17. Brown DS, Donaldson N, Burnes Bolton L, Aydin CE. PMID: 20946421.
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    13. Surprise wire. AORN J. 2010 Aug; 92(2):250, 208. Pearl JM, Donaldson NE. PMID: 20678616.
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    14. Impact of California mandated acute care hospital nurse staffing ratios: a literature synthesis. Policy Polit Nurs Pract. 2010 Aug; 11(3):184-201. Donaldson N, Shapiro S. PMID: 21233133.
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    15. Benchmarking for small hospitals: size didn't matter! J Healthc Qual. 2010 Jul-Aug; 32(4):50-60. Brown DS, Aydin CE, Donaldson N, Fridman M, Sandhu M. PMID: 20618571.
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    16. Rapid response teams seen through the eyes of the nurse. Am J Nurs. 2010 Jun; 110(6):28-34; quiz 35-6. Shapiro SE, Donaldson NE, Scott MB. PMID: 20505459.
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    17. Leading successful rapid response teams: A multisite implementation evaluation. J Nurs Adm. 2009 Apr; 39(4):176-81. Donaldson N, Shapiro S, Scott M, Foley M, Spetz J. PMID: 19359889.
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    18. Quartile dashboards: translating large data sets into performance improvement priorities. J Healthc Qual. 2008 Nov-Dec; 30(6):18-30. Brown DS, Aydin CE, Donaldson N. PMID: 19160871.
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    19. How many nurses per patient? Measurements of nurse staffing in health services research. Health Serv Res. 2008 Oct; 43(5 Pt 1):1674-92. Spetz J, Donaldson N, Aydin C, Brown DS. PMID: 18459953; PMCID: PMC2653880.
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    20. Evaluating the impact of partnerships to improve clinical quality. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2007 Dec; 33(12 Suppl):27-36. Donaldson N, Horn SD, Edwards JC, Miller G, Gassaway J, Delbanco SF, Belden G, Hagan M. PMID: 18277637.
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    21. Mandated nurse staffing ratios in California: a comparison of staffing and nursing-sensitive outcomes pre- and postregulation. Policy Polit Nurs Pract. 2007 Nov; 8(4):238-50. Burnes Bolton L, Aydin CE, Donaldson N, Brown DS, Sandhu M, Fridman M, Aronow HU. PMID: 18337430.
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    22. The impact of nursing interventions: overview of effective interventions, outcomes, measures, and priorities for future research. Med Care Res Rev. 2007 Apr; 64(2 Suppl):123S-43S. Bolton LB, Donaldson NE, Rutledge DN, Bennett C, Brown DS. PMID: 17406015.
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    23. Building Our Understanding of the Impact on Mandatory Staffing Ratios: Response to Dunton and Schumann. Policy Politics & Nursing Practice. 2005 Nov 1; 6(4):358-359. Donaldson DN, Brown BD, Bolton BL. .
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    24. Impact of California's licensed nurse-patient ratios on unit-level nurse staffing and patient outcomes. Policy Polit Nurs Pract. 2005 Aug; 6(3):198-210. Donaldson N, Bolton LB, Aydin C, Brown D, Elashoff JD, Sandhu M. PMID: 16443975.
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    25. Leveraging nurse-related dashboard benchmarks to expedite performance improvement and document excellence. J Nurs Adm. 2005 Apr; 35(4):163-72. Donaldson N, Brown DS, Aydin CE, Bolton ML, Rutledge DN. PMID: 15834255.
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    26. Creating and analyzing a statewide nursing quality measurement database. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2004; 36(4):371-8. Aydin CE, Bolton LB, Donaldson N, Brown DS, Buffum M, Elashoff JD, Sandhu M. PMID: 15636419.
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    27. Outcomes of adoption: measuring evidence uptake by individuals and organizations. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs. 2004; 1 Suppl 1:S41-51. Donaldson NE, Rutledge DN, Ashley J. PMID: 17129334.
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    28. Nurse staffing and patient perceptions of nursing care. J Nurs Adm. 2003 Nov; 33(11):607-14. Bolton LB, Aydin CE, Donaldson N, Brown DS, Nelson MS, Harms D. PMID: 14608220.
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    29. Tips for teaching quality concepts to international audiences. J Healthc Qual. 2002 May-Jun; 24(3):36-40. Brown DS, Donaldson N. PMID: 14692186.
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    30. Improving nursing conditions. Health Aff (Millwood). 2002 Mar-Apr; 21(2):305-6. Donaldson N, Hirsch J. PMID: 11900179.
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    31. Nurse Staffing in California Hospitals 1998-2000: Findings from the California Nursing Outcome Coalition Database Project. Policy Politics & Nursing Practice. 2001 Feb 1; 2(1):20-29. Donaldson DN, Brown BD, Aydin AC. .
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    32. Stroke outcomes: A consumer perspective. Top Stroke Rehabil. 1995 Jun; 2(2):1-9. Donaldson NE. PMID: 27681183.
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