NURS 605. Statistical Methods for Quality Improvement. 3 Hours.
Semester course; 3 lecture hours (delivered online). 3 credits (3 credits lecture). Enrollment restricted to students admitted to a graduate program. This course focuses on common analytic approaches in practice change projects, including correlation, chi-square analysis, independent and paired t tests, analysis of variance, and logistic and multiple regression. Selection of the most relevant analytic strategy to determine clinical significance of a quality improvement initiative will be emphasized. The application of statistical process control methods to health care quality improvement projects will be emphasized. The student will apply principles of statistical analysis to a dataset using statistical software to identify characteristics of participants and outcomes.