Date of Award

Spring 5-4-2018

Document Type

DNP Project

Project Team Faculty Member

Dr. Melodie Rowbotham

Project Team Faculty Member

Dr. Christine Durbin


nursing, organizational culture, empowerment, innovation, technology, leadership


Improving empowerment through a supportive organizational culture can lead to innovation in practice and promote positive outcomes. Supporting employee empowerment, through a supportive organizational culture and environment, provides opportunities to innovate and creatively meet desired outcomes. Using these concepts, an Associate Degree Nursing Program empowered faculty to address a strategic planning opportunity to improve practice. The innovation, a Technology Initiative, provides opportunities for evidence-based testing practices, leading to improved, first-time pass rates on the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX). Technology use in the classroom can improve dissemination of nursing knowledge and retention strategies and therefore improve program retention. The utilization of the Technology Initiative throughout the program can also ease transition for the newly graduated Registered Nurse entering nursing practice related to technology use in the workplace. This innovation demonstrates the power of improving organizational culture, empowering employees to be creative, and allowing innovative practice to improve outcomes in a healthcare organization.

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