Making a difference in healthcare outcomes: Facilitating evidenced based projects by nurse and family nurse practitioner students

Journal of Nursing & Care

ISSN: 2167-1168

Open Access

Making a difference in healthcare outcomes: Facilitating evidenced based projects by nurse and family nurse practitioner students

5th International Conference on Family Nursing

June 13-15, 2016 Philadelphia, USA

Teresa V Hurley

Mount Saint Mary College, USA

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Nurs Care

Abstract :

The driving forces in healthcare delivery are quality patient care outcomes, patient satisfaction, and cost-effectiveness. Resolution of issues or problems is these areas, are contingent on nurses understanding the role of research in supporting their practice decisions. Exposure to evidenced-based practice typically occurs in academic settings at the undergraduate level; undertaking research occurs at the graduate level, where nurse educators are in a prime position to facilitate the utilization of research in varied practice settings using experiential and constructivist teaching/learning strategies. At Mount Saint Mary College, graduate students enrolled in the nurse or the family nurse practitioner program is making profound changes in healthcare. Their evidenced-based projects are from birth through dying that requires administrative support and inter-professional collaboration Projects occur in acute care, educational (K-6 grades), nursing homes, military, clinics, group and private practice settings, projects examples are maternal laboring down, kangaroo care, pre-operative warming; fall reduction, hand hygiene compliance, tobacco cessation, pain assessment and re-assessment; adolescent suicide risk assessment, pre-colonoscopy stress reduction and anxiety; reduction in CHF re-admissions; antibiotic compliance; hepatitis C viral load reductions; decrease urinary catheter use and infections, pressure ulcer reduction, Intervention examples included traditional educational approaches, simulation, videography, telephonic follow-up, interprofessional coaching and complementary and alternative modalities as lavender and Yoga. These interventions obtained from research and applied to specific problems and issues, the graduate students identified resulted in positive outcomes and policy changes. The prime focus of the nurse educator is to tap into the students├ó┬?┬? passion and provide positive and frequent formative feedback.

Biography :

Teresa V Hurley has completed her MS from City University of New York 1987 and her DHEd from A T Still University in 2011. Currently she is teaching all graduate nurse practitioner research courses. She is a quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method Researcher focusing on experiential teaching strategies, academic success predictors, financial and academic effects of remediation and course repeats and qualities sought in new hires. She has presented to international audiences and is a published author including co-chaptering transcultural concepts integration in foundation all nursing courses.


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