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Welcome to NICHE


NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) is the leading nurse driven program designed to help hospitals 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 500 hospitals and healthcare facilities in 46 states, Canada, and Bermuda, engages hospitals and their affiliates in achieving and sustaining the NICHE designation. NICHE designation demonstrates a hospital's organizational commitment and continued progress in improving quality, enhancing the patient and family experience, and supporting the hospital's efforts to serve their communities.

Hear from our NICHE hospitals from across the country on gaining and sustaining support for their NICHE programs. The Campaign for NICHE: Making Quality Geriatric Care a Reality.

NICHE Highlights


Coming Soon: 2014 NICHE Conference Highlights

Upcoming Webinars: Register now for upcoming webinars in our "Solutions" and "Clinical Webinar" 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 June 9, 2014.

NICHE announces that Dr. Liz Capezuti, RN, FAAN, will be leaving NYU College of Nursing and stepping down as Director of NICHE. She will assume the Hearst Foundation Chair in Gerontology at Hunter College of the City University of New York, New York effective January 27, 2014. Read her Farewell Letter here. For more information on her transition please refer to the Press Release.

Congratulations to the NICHE hospitals who renewed their designation in January 2014! Find out who they are and the steps they took to get there.

New Resources:
Need to Know by NICHE: Emergency Department
NICHE Hospitals Report: Delirium
NICHE Solutions: Impact of Palliative Education on ICU Nurses' Moral Distress