Practice Change Implementation


School of Nursing

Mary Dolansky, PhD, RN
Associate Professor of Nursing

Joachim Voss, PhD, ACRN, FAAN
Professor, Director of the Hirsh Center

NURS 412
1 Credit Hour (.5 Didactic and .5 Clinical)

Spring 2018

Limited to 24 participants

Hirsh QSEN certificate
 Description of Course

Participate in a graduate style class and learn about evidence-based practice implementation and quality improvement methods to facilitate effective management of practice change.

Students will define quality and safety problems in the healthcare system in which they work and then plan for a change. The course covers issues related to evidence-based practice, teamwork, systems science, change management, and data analytics.

NURS 412 can be counted as an elective for either the MSN or DNP Program.

 Course Registration

CWRU Students:
Register through SIS

Non-degree Students:
Contact Judy Weiss, FPB Registrar at 216.368.2183

  Module Date Content Focus
Week 1
In class or Skype
January 22

Leadership & Interprofessional Teams

Week 2
January 29

Overview of Healthcare Quality

Week 3
February 5 Linking Evidence to the Problem
Week 4
February 12 Understanding the System
Week 5
February 19 Stakeholders & Readiness
Week 6
February 26 Group Review/Reflection
Week 7
March 5 Specific Aim & Timeline
Week 8
March 12 Spring Break
Week 9
March 19 Measurement
Week 10
March 26 Data Variation and Control Charts
Week 11
April 2 Change Strategies
Week 12
Discussion Board
April 9 Group Review/Reflection
Week 13
April 16 Implementing and Spreading Change
Week 14
April 23 Leading Change
Week 15
In class or Skype
April 29 Storyboard Presentations