Improving Quality, Safety & Patient Outcomes

Researchers are exploring the relationship between nursing care and patient and system level outcomes and have expertise in BIG DATA. Multi-method approaches are used to examine transitions of new graduate nurses, leadership practices, and APRN scopes of practice in the U.S. Conducted in a variety of settings, faculty are working to improve nurse work environments through observations of the impact of nurse staffing, nurse education level and organizational factors.

Select College of Nursing faculty members are nationally recognized for research interventions for airway management of patient who are mechanically ventilated in intensive care units. The primary purpose of these interventions are to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia and improve overall patient outcomes. Additionally, faculty are examining appropriate use of trauma services using BIG DATA, physiological outcomes, and using simulation to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections.

Faculty Research Profiles