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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304243
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Return on Investment from an EBP Educational Program for Staff Nurses
Author(s):
Cullen, Laura
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma
Author Details:
Laura Cullen, DNP, RN, FAAN, laura-cullen@uiowa.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013

Educational programs facilitating staff nurse led evidence-based practice (EBP) initiatives are not new. Over a decade of experience has generated both lessons learned and a clear return on investment (ROI). The ROI has generated growing commitment to resource and support for EBP. Expectations are realized through a systematic evaluation and collection of metrics showing growth and improvements. An EBP Staff Nurse Internship program, originating in 2001, has led to organizational and international recognition. The Internship is a 12 day program, mentoring staff nurses to serve as EBP project directors. Staff nurses (n = 36) from six programs consistently report both understanding the EBP process and planning to use EBP again (means of 4.5 on 1-5 strongly agree to strongly disagree Likert scale). Participants recommend the program to others (4.7 on 1-5 scale). One nurse stated “I would highly recommend this program to any nurse who has a great idea so that they can accomplish a project with adequate support, guidance and direction.” The Internship program led to significant ROI including implementation of 32 EBP improvements, creation of a nursing quality infrastructure addressing topics across diverse populations. The Internship alone led to 13 initiatives improving patient quality and safety, seven improvements addressing patient satisfaction, two staff satisfaction and safety projects, and six nursing innovations. Cost savings from the internships have been achieved by three staff nurse led EBP changes accounting for upwards of $2 million. Project integration was supported by development of numerous evidence-based policies. Dissemination led to 26 national and international staff nurse presentations, 10 staff nurse authored publications, six national and international awards. A ripple effect has led to several EBP grants addressing cancer symptom management and other clinical topics. Focused evaluation targeting key metrics demonstrates a ROI justifying support for additional EBP and research.
Keywords:
Return on Investment; Business Case; Evidence-Based Practice
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Return on Investment from an EBP Educational Program for Staff Nursesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCullen, Lauraen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentGammaen_GB
dc.author.detailsLaura Cullen, DNP, RN, FAAN, laura-cullen@uiowa.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304243-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013</p>Educational programs facilitating staff nurse led evidence-based practice (EBP) initiatives are not new. Over a decade of experience has generated both lessons learned and a clear return on investment (ROI). The ROI has generated growing commitment to resource and support for EBP. Expectations are realized through a systematic evaluation and collection of metrics showing growth and improvements. An EBP Staff Nurse Internship program, originating in 2001, has led to organizational and international recognition. The Internship is a 12 day program, mentoring staff nurses to serve as EBP project directors. Staff nurses (n = 36) from six programs consistently report both understanding the EBP process and planning to use EBP again (means of 4.5 on 1-5 strongly agree to strongly disagree Likert scale). Participants recommend the program to others (4.7 on 1-5 scale). One nurse stated “I would highly recommend this program to any nurse who has a great idea so that they can accomplish a project with adequate support, guidance and direction.” The Internship program led to significant ROI including implementation of 32 EBP improvements, creation of a nursing quality infrastructure addressing topics across diverse populations. The Internship alone led to 13 initiatives improving patient quality and safety, seven improvements addressing patient satisfaction, two staff satisfaction and safety projects, and six nursing innovations. Cost savings from the internships have been achieved by three staff nurse led EBP changes accounting for upwards of $2 million. Project integration was supported by development of numerous evidence-based policies. Dissemination led to 26 national and international staff nurse presentations, 10 staff nurse authored publications, six national and international awards. A ripple effect has led to several EBP grants addressing cancer symptom management and other clinical topics. Focused evaluation targeting key metrics demonstrates a ROI justifying support for additional EBP and research.en_GB
dc.subjectReturn on Investmenten_GB
dc.subjectBusiness Caseen_GB
dc.subjectEvidence-Based Practiceen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:31:57Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:31:57Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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