Evidence-Based Practice Improvement Projects, DNP
The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program prepares advanced practice nurses for leadership in evidence-based practice and practice change. To assure safety and quality of health care, clinical practice must be based on research.
The best research findings are used by students to make clinical decisions and integrate appropriate findings into patient care delivery. Students become experts in a process of synthesis and evaluation of research and how to implement change and translate evidence into practice. Critical health care concerns are identified and substantiated.
A systematic and focused formula (PICOT: Population or disease, Intervention or variable of interest, Comparison, Outcome, and Time) is used to guide the appraisal of the level of evidence and the quality of research to critique research and translate the best evidence into practice.
Evidence-Based Practice Improvement Projects
Diabetes Telephone Follow-Up, Paula Gray DNP, FNP-BC
Dr. Gray designed, implemented, and evaluated a telehealth program in an urban health system. DNP May 2012
Implementing a Shortened Preoperative Fasting Protocol in a Community Hospital Setting, Maryanne Ward, DNP, FNP-BC
Dr. Ward designed, implemented, and evaluated a shortened preoperative facting protocol showing no increased patient risk and cost savings to the health care system. DNP 2012
Implementation of Preconception Care, Dr. Irma Yehuda, DNP, MSN, NP-BC, CDE
Dr. Yehuda developed and evaluated in preconception a health program model in a large urban practice. DNP 2014