This course focuses on a collaborative approach to patient centered care. The emphasis is on the values and ethics of interprofessional practice, roles and responsibilities, Interprofessional communication skills and team work to manage outcomes and improve quality.
For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
This course incorporates the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaboration for Health Care into principles and concepts of continuous quality improvement in health care for outcomes management. The doctor of nursing practice nurse must be prepared to lead Interprofessional collaborative teams to identify issues of quality improvement and safety, apply concepts and tools for quality and process improvement, and assess and evaluate outcomes. Additionally, this courses provides the student with knowledge and skills to operationalize continuous quality improvement processes in a variety of health care settings, including primary care, public health, nursing, health care organizations, and emerging initiatives in resource-poor countries to manage outcomes.
Textbook readings and presentations
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread will demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. (CLO 1, 2, 3, 5)
IHI Open School Assignments (6)
The student will complete assigned IHI Open School Education Modules and submit a certificate of completion in Canvas. The Learning Outcomes obtained in these modules will be utilized in other assignments. (CLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
The student will write a 4–5-page exemplar in current APA format that focuses on the patient’s role in CQI. The paper must include at least 4 references in addition to the course textbook and the Bible. The page count does not include the title page or reference page. (CLO 1, 3, 4)
Reflective Exercise Assignment
The student will write a 5–7-page reflective paper in current APA format that focuses on Leadership and Teambuilding in CQI. The paper must include at least 5 references in addition to the course textbook and the Bible. (CLO 1,2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
IT and Quality Improvement Paper Assignment
The student will write a 5–7-page reflective paper in current APA format that focuses on Health Care Information Technology and Quality Improvement. The paper must include at least 5 references in addition to the course textbook and the Bible. (CLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Quality Improvement Plan
Teams of 2–3 students will work on a Continuous Quality Improvement Plan. The students will develop a 5–7-page section of the plan in current APA format, which must include at least 4–5 references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible. The title and reference pages do not count towards the page count. This project will be completed in 3 parts. (CLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)