Effectively teaching clinical data management and analysis in a doctor of nursing (DNP) program requires attention to developing skills that foster improvement at the bedside. The purpose of this article is to describe a DNP clinical data management and analysis course specific to translation and improvement in practice. The student evaluation scores are high; however, faculty evaluation identifies opportunities to improve translation and application at the point of the scholarly practice project.
Author Affiliations: Assistant Dean (Dr Polancich), School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham/University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital; Advanced Nursing Coordinator (Dr James), University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital; and Director, Educationally Focused Practice Partnerships (Dr Miltner); Assistant Professor (Dr Smith); and Senior Associate Dean (Dr Moneyham), School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Correspondence: Dr Polancich, School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham/University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, MEB 314 B, 1813 6th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Accepted for publication: May 15, 2017
Published ahead of print: June 28, 2017