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Doctor of Nursing Practice program, Lean 8-step problem-solving method, problem-based learning, Quality and Safety Education for Nurses



  1. Tovar, Elizabeth G. PhD, RN, FNP-C
  2. Warshawsky, Nora PhD, RN, CNE


Doctor of nursing practice (DNP) graduates must be prepared to lead quality improvement (QI) initiatives in health care settings; however, effective and feasible teaching strategies pose a challenge for many DNP program faculties. This article describes a successful and practical problem-based learning exercise for students to work through the QI process using the Lean 8-step problem-solving method. Suggestions for faculty and recommendations for future activities are discussed.