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Methodologies for Improving Health Outcomes

Methodologies for Improving Health Outcomes focuses on the knowledge and skills about methodologies frequently used to conduct Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) projects, specifically, quality improvement, program evaluation, surveillance, and N of 1.  The five-part series includes a one-hour Introduction module to set the stage for discussion of the four methodologies.  One-hour modules on the four methodologies follow, which cover essential content along with application in a published project.  The information will be useful for nurses advising DNP students and collaborating with DNP graduates as well as advanced practice nurses who want to expand their skill set to participate in and/or lead efforts to improve health outcomes.


Elizabeth A. Schlenk, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

Series Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss the role of evidence-based practice and the importance of practice-focused scholarship in quality of care.
  • Discuss the essential components of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) methodologies.
  • Examine application of the DNP methodologies in published projects.
  • Apply one or more DNP methodologies in guiding DNP Projects or participating in/leading efforts to improve health outcomes using these methodologies.

Presentations:  Each presentation is one hour in length.
(Select presentation of interest to view specific information regarding the presentation.)

Contact Hours: 1 per presentation
                           Maximum 5 contact hours 

    $45 for two modules consisting of the *Introduction module plus one additional module
    $25 for each additional module
    $100 for the entire 5-module series

Support for this series was provided by the Lucie Young Kelly Faculty Leadership Award.

Program Review Date: August 6, 2022

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