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To lead others in achieving exemplary outcomes, nurse leaders need to understand the vital and interdependent connection between quality, safety, the patient and RN experience of care, and RN engagement. The triple aim of improving population health, enhancing patient experience, and reducing cost cannot be accomplished without a robust and engaged workforce that finds joy and meaning in its work. This is especially true for the nursing workforce. The vital connection of nurse engagement to the experience of care, and ultimately to nurse and patient outcomes, is clear. Quality improvement efforts that equally emphasize initiatives to improve patient experience and create and sustain a highly engaged nursing workforce are key to achieving desired outcomes.