G. Titler speaks at Nurse Scholar Lecture
Photo (left to
right) : Mary White, president of Lamda Zeta Chapter, Sigma
Theta Tau; Barbara Hertzler, senior vice president of Patient Care
Services, Trinity Health; Marita Titler, Distinguished Nurse Scholar;
Suzanne Mellon, dean of the College of Health Professions and McAuley
School of Nursing; and Judith Lewis, associate dean of the McAuley
School of Nursing.
registered nurses and student nurses attended the McAuley School
of Nursing’s Eleventh Annual Distinguished Nurse Scholar Lecture,
October 21, in UDM’s Ward Conference Center. Guest lecturer
Marita G. Titler spoke on "Evidence-Based Practice: Challenges
As director of Research, Quality and Outcomes Management in the
Department of Nursing Services and Patient Care at University of
Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Titler has extensive experience with
evidence-based practice (EBP), and is a frequent guest lecturer
on the topic.
During her talk, Titler discussed the benefits of making health
care decisions based on research such as improved patient outcomes,
decreased costs, and staff retention. She also described the role
of nurse leaders and nurse educators in promoting EBP in the practice
Titler also spoke at an afternoon presentation on "Teaching
Evidence-Based Practice" for McAuley School of Nursing faculty.
She provided numerous resources for faculty to learn more about
EBP and examples of how to integrate EBP into both the baccalaureate
and graduate-level nursing programs.