Change Made to Stick

Author(s): Marian Altman, PhD, CNS-BC, CCRN-K

CERP C 0.50

Expires Oct 21, 2023

Topics: Leadership, Quality Improvement

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This activity will be recognized for Synergy CERPs hours for the education presented.

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Activity Summary

Change is constant. Engaging clinical nurses is essential to achieving and sustaining change. Clinical nurses are in a prime position to translate their assessment skills to identify clinical problems and gaps within care environments. Nurses can effectively design and champion sustainable change initiatives when provided the time and tools to do so. One organization created an innovative nurse leadership and innovation program designed to educate engage and empower clinical nurses. The program empowers nurses with the knowledge and support necessary to develop and implement unit-based projects that improve targeted clinical outcomes. Attendees will leave with proven methods and tools such as change management concepts, sustainability tips, and diffusion planning to help mitigate the barriers to change and empower them to design, lead, implement and sustain a project.


  • Discuss strategies and tools to develop, plan, implement and sustain a change project
  • Apply a change management theory to a change project.

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