DNPs: Building a Culture of Evidence through Evidence Based Practice (Online)


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Dr. Renata Jones, DNP, RN, PIH Health Hospital
Dr. Christine Dang, DNP, FNP-C, San Antonio Regional Hospital
Dr. Shelly dePeralta, DNP, NP-C, West LA Veterans Hospital


Significant changes in the health care system have given rise to integrate improvements in healthcare delivery  that reduces cost, enhance quality and improve outcomes of care. Transforming healthcare environments is essential to address the many complexities and demands for care today. Value-basedcare is a strategic priority guided by the Institute of Healthcare Improvement Quadr uple Aim to enhance patient experience, improve population health, reduce cost, and improve the work life of hea lth providers, clinicians and staff to optimize the health systems performance. Building a culture of evidence-based practice provides an opportunity to reform how health care is delivered. The Doctor of Nursing Practice is uniquely positioned to lead and manage clinical and health caresystem change as advocates and experts in translating and transforming evidence to best practice.

Course Objectives:

  • Define evidence-based practice and its role in the culture of health care.
  • Describe the role of the Doctor of Nursing Practice in developing, implementing and evaluating innovative strategies to improve health and health care.
  • Discuss organizational-cultural barriers that impede integration and implementation of evidence into practice.
  • Identify how the Doctor of Nursing Practice leads change to shape culture in facilitating use of Evidence- Based Practice across health systems.



Refund policy:

Requests for refunds will be processed up to 7 days. There is a $25 processing fee.

Educational Format:

Panel discussion and lecture series with a Q&A period. This activity will be evaluated by each participant at the the conclusion of the lecture.

Target Audience:

The activity conten t is oriented to address the educational & learning needs of professional nurses, practice partners, nursing faculty, student nurses, DNPs, and nursing leaders.

Continuing Education Statement:

Western University of Health Sciences, College of Graduate Nursing, Pomona, CA is approved by the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to provide continuing education for nurses (Provider Number CEP16821).

Registered nurses may report up to 3 credit hours toward the continuing education requirement for license renewal by their state Board of Registered Nurses.


As an educational college approved by the BRN, WesternU requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose prior to the activity all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. All disclosed relevant financial relationships will have been resolved prior to the commencement of the activity. Presenters: Rena ta Jon es, Christine Dang and Shelly dePeralta hasdisclosed no relevant financial relationships with commercial interest. The CE planners have nothing to disclose.

Course Director: Penny Bacon and Dr. Emanuele indicated they have nothing to disclose.