NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) is the leading nurse driven program designed to help hospitals and healthcare organizations improve the care of older adults. The vision of NICHE is for all patients 65 and over to be given sensitive and exemplary care. The mission of NICHE is to provide principles and tools to stimulate a change in the culture of healthcare facilities to achieve patient centered care for older adults. NICHE, based at the NYU College of Nursing and comprised of over 550 hospitals and healthcare facilities in 46 states, Canada, Bermuda, and Singapore participate in the NICHE program. NICHE designation demonstrates a hospital's organizational commitment and continued progress in improving quality, enhancing the patient and family experience, and supporting the hospital and other healthcare organization's efforts to serve its communities.
Hear from our NICHE hospitals and other healthcare organizations from across the country on gaining and sustaining support for their NICHE programs. The Campaign for NICHE: Making Quality Geriatric Care a Reality.
2015 NICHE Conference: Call for Abstracts now open
NYU College of Nursing's Dean Sullivan-Marx Names Barbara Bricoli NICHE Executive Director: Read press release here
2014 NICHE Conference: See Highlights of the NICHE Conference
Upcoming Webinars: Register now for upcoming webinars in our "Solutions," "NICHE Resources," "Long-Term Care," "Oral Health" and "Clinical" series.
Take the Lead in the Care of Older Adults Register now for the Leadership Training Program (LTP). The LTP trains an interdisciplinary hospital team to begin the process of becoming leaders in the care of older adults and a NICHE designated hospital. The next six-week online session starts October 6, 2014.
Congratulations to the NICHE hospitals who renewed their designation in May 2014! Find out who they are and the steps they took to get there.
NICHE Solutions: Decreasing Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers by Focusing on Decreasing Moisture Associated Skin Damage (MASD)
NICHE Solutions: Enhancing Interprofessional Communication via a Pictogram Based Communication Intervention
NICHE Solutions: The Effectiveness of Addressing Upper Body Warmth with Older Adult Patients
Need to Know by NICHE: Hip Fracture & Repair
Need to Know by NICHE: Care after Hip Fracture Surgery