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Welcome to NICHE


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 NYU College of Nursing has over 620 hospitals and healthcare facilities in 46 states, Canada, Bermuda, and Singapore. 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.

NICHE Highlights


2015 NICHE Conference: Register today

Congratulations to the NICHE hospitals who renewed their designation in January 2015! Find out who they are and the steps they took to get there.

Advances in the Prevention and Control of HAIs: Building Capacity in HAI Prevention Research - NICHE and the STOP CAUTI Workgroup. Read the complete article here.

NYU College of Nursing's Dean Sullivan-Marx Names Barbara Bricoli NICHE  Executive Director: Read press release here.

Revised/Updated GIAP Offers Higher Reliability: NICHE has updated the Knowledge and Attitude (K&A) questions for the Acute Care Geriatric Institutional Assessment Profile (GIAP) to improve reliability.  Learn more about the update here.

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 February 9, 2015.

New Resources:
NICHE Hospital Report: Transitions
Need to Know by NICHE: Pain
Need to Know by NICHE: Vision