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Define, compare, and contrast continuous quality improvement (CQI), total quality management (TQM), and quality improvement (QI) as they relate to nursing education and leadership. Evaluate the CQI, TQM, or QI models for appropriate application in nursing education and leadership. Which model (CQI, TQM, or QI) seems the best overall fit for nursing education and leadership? Why is it the best fit?

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Total quality management differs from continuous quality management, and quality improvement, due to the fact that total quality management is an integrative quality improvement methodology used by management, that integrates and facilitates the use of organizational management, staff, distributors and suppliers, etc., as assets in continuously improving the quality of goods, services, and processes. ...