Read and watch the lecture

Read and watch the lecture resources & materials below early in the week to help you respond to the discussion questions and to complete your assignment(s).

(Note: The citations below are provided for your research convenience. You should always cross reference the current APA guide for correct styling of citations and references in your academic work.)


  • LoBiondo-Wood, G. & Haber, J. (2014).
    • Chapter 21


Online Materials & Resources

  • Visit the CINAHL Complete under the A-to-Z Databases on the University Library’s website and locate the articles below:
    • Owens, L.D., Koch, R.W. (2015). Understanding quality patient care and the role of the practicing nurse. Nursing Clinics of North America, 50(1), 33-43.
    • Mercurio, P., Ellis, A.S., Schoettker, P.J., Stone, R., Lenk, M.A., Ryckman, F.C. (2014). Using improvement science methods to increase accuracy of surgical consents. AORN Journal, 100(1), 42-53.
  • Explore/View the website(s) below:
    • How to improve (Links to an external site.)
      Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (2019). How to improve.
    • Quality Improvement.pdfPreview the document
      Hughes RG. (2008). Chapter 44: Tools and strategies for quality improvement and patient safety. In Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, Hughes RG, editor. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Quality Improvement Initiative

Describe a quality improvement initiative in your current or recent practice setting. What was the nurse’s role in the project? What was the outcome of the project? Has the improvement been sustained? Why or why not?

Submission Instructions:

  • Your initial post should be at least 500 words, formatted and cited in current APA style with support from at least 2 academic sources.