Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


Yale University School of Nursing

First Advisor

Marianne Davies


Bedside nurses can be key in improving care. Engaging the workforce to develop processes and work through implementations can be challenging. This article focuses on a framework to help leaders engage bedside nursing staff in developing quality initiatives within their work environment. The framework, implemented in a large academic hospital in New York State, was used to reduce hospital falls. Falls reduced by 30% during the year-long implementation, despite an increase in patient volume.

Open Access

This Article is Open Access