144 страниц. 2011 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing Quality nursing care is essential for nurses to provide and patients to receive. Improving quality nursing care is a primary objective of the healthcare system as well as a major responsibility of nurse administrators. The purpose of this study was to explore and compare quality nursing care as perceived by nurses and patients. The findings provide knowledge of nurses and patients perceptions of quality nursing care. The results of differences between nurses and patients perceptions of quality nursing care could be benefit nurses in clinical settings, to be aware of their patients expectations and needs while they provide nursing care, especially care for patients psychological needs.In Chinese hospitals, improvements are needed regarding the current dynamic and rapidly changing needs of nursing profession.