Date of Award

Spring 2024

Document Type

Project – Full Written

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Committee Chair

Abby Garlock


This quality improvement project was developed to increase the baseline knowledge of a group of registered nurses who work within a highly specialized in-patient healthcare setting, an Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU). The increase in knowledge was trajected to decrease event reporting which would show improvement in this high-risk patient population’s safety. The pre-education survey was dispersed to the participants, the registered nurses, to obtain a baseline knowledge level. There was then EMU-specific educational material made available for the participants. After the set time, the participants were then given a post-education survey to determine if their post-test scores could reflect a goal of a 25% increase in their EMU knowledge level. This percent increase would directly impact the number of patient events reported which would improve patient safety within the EMU setting. After the completion of the project’s interventions, there was a 3% increase in EMU RNs’ baseline knowledge levels and a 100% decrease in patient adverse event reporting during the monitoring phase.

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