This sounds interesting: UNC nursing school gets $1.8M from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Triangle Business Journal:

The nursing school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will get $1.8 million as part of a grant that will help nurses improve quality and safety in their places of work.

The money is part of a $4.25 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The remaining $2.45 million in the grant will go to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

In a statement, UNC says the money will support the third phase of what’s known as the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses initiative. Led by Linda Cronenwett, dean of the School of Nursing, the project “aims to give nurses the knowledge, skills and attitudes to continuously improve the quality and safety of the health-care systems they work in,” UNC says.

With the new money, UNC and the nursing colleges association will work on ways that the competencies developed under the program can be taught in schools. The initiative will help faculty teach the competencies, work on getting the competencies into textbooks, and develop accreditation and certification standards.

“Our health-care system has significant safety and quality problems,” Cronenwett said in a written statement. “To fix that, we need to redesign what and how we teach the next generation of nurses and other health-care professionals so that they understand what goes into ensuring good and safe care, and can identify and bridge the gaps between what is and what should be.”