Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Suzie Miltner joined UAB in 2012. She is also a Nurse Scientist at the Birmingham VA Medical Center. She has extensive clinical and leadership experience in military, private, and VA acute care settings as well as well as experience in nursing education in both academic and organizational settings. She has been a leader in driving quality improvement efforts in several health care organizations including ongoing work as a facilitator for VA improvement teams.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Mapping and Sustaining Leadership Development: An Innovation Academic Service PartnershipJONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  48:567-573. 2018
    2018 Trajectories of Community Mobility Recovery After Hospitalization in Older Adults.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  66:1399-1403. 2018
    2018 Fundamentals of healthcare improvement 2018
    2018 Evaluation of a Distance Learning Curriculum for Interprofessional Quality Improvement Leaders.American Journal of Medical Quality.  33:590-597. 2018
    2018 Designing Large-Scale Improvement: Using an Academic-Practice Partnership to Enhance Care Transitions.Journal for Healthcare Quality.  40:318-325. 2018
    2018 Relationships between Army nursing practice environments and patient outcomes.Research in Nursing and Health.  41:131-144. 2018
    2018 Proactive Risk Mitigation: Using Failure Modes and Effects Analysis for Evaluating Vascular Access.Journal for Healthcare Quality.  40:58-65. 2018
    2018 Building DNP Essential Skills in Clinical Data Management and Analysis.Nurse Educator.  43:37-41. 2018
    2018 Building DNP essential skills in clinical data management and analysisNurse Educator2018
    2018 Relationships between Army nursing practice environments and patient outcomesResearch in Nursing & Health2018
    2017 Organisational strategies to implement hospital pressure ulcer prevention programmes: findings from a national survey.Journal of Nursing Management.  25:457-467. 2017
    2017 The Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index: An updated review and recommendations for use.International Journal of Nursing Studies.  74:76-84. 2017
    2017 The practice Environment scale of the nursing work index: An updated review and recommendations for useInternational Journal of Nursing Studies2017
    2017 Using Quality and Safety Education for Nurses as a framework for RN orientationJournal for Nurses in Professional Development2017
    2017 Deference to Expertise: Making Care Safer.Creative Nursing.  23:7-12. 2017
    2017 Applying the PDSA Framework to Examine the Use of the Clinical Nurse Leader to Evaluate Pressure Ulcer Reporting.Journal of Nursing Care Quality.  32:293-300. 2017
    2016 Transforming veterans health care through academic-practice partnerships.Nursing Outlook.  64:424-430. 2016
    2016 A Team Approach to Enhance Scholarship Among Honors Students in Nursing.Nursing Education Perspectives.  37:177-179. 2016
    2016 Identifying Patterns in Implementation of Hospital Pressure Ulcer Prevention Programs: A Multisite Qualitative Study.Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing.  43:248-253. 2016
    2016 Transforming veterans health care through academic-practice partnershipsNursing Outlook2016
    2016 Explanation and elaboration of the SQUIRE (Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence) Guidelines, V.2.0: examples of SQUIRE elements in the healthcare improvement literature.BMJ Quality and Safety.  25:e7. 2016
    2016 Just culture and the impact on high reliabilityAchieving High Reliability through Patient Safety and Quality - A Practical Handbook2016
    2016 Promoting a Strategic Approach to Clinical Nurse Leader Practice Integration.Nursing Administration Quarterly.  40:24-32. 2016
    2015 Work hazards for an aging nursing workforce.Journal of Nursing Management.  23:803-812. 2015
    2015 A Team Approach to Enhance Scholarship Among Honors Students in Nursing [Innovation Center]Nursing Education Perspectives2015
    2015 Evaluation of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) initiative in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)Final Report2015
    2015 Caring for America's Veterans: The Power of Academic-Practice Partnership.Nursing Administration Quarterly.  39:263-271. 2015
    2015 Professional development needs of nurse managers.Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.  46:252-258. 2015
    2015 Caring for AmericaŹ¼s VeteransNursing Administration Quarterly.  39:263-271. 2015
    2014 Exploring the frequency of blood pressure documentation in emergency departments.Image.  46:98-105. 2014
    2014 Work hazards for an aging nursing workforceJournal of Nursing Management2014
    2014 Assessment of the National Nurse Executive Council Office of Nursing Service, Veterans Health AdministrationFinal Report2014
    2014 Chapter 13: Hospital fallsPatient Safety: A Case-Based, Comprehensive Guide2014
    2014 Team coordination and ethicsCNL Certification Exam Review Course2014
    2013 Equipping the nursing workforce to care for the unique needs of veterans and their familiesNurse Leader2013
    2013 Equipping the nursing workforce to care for the unique needs of veterans and their familiesNurse Leader.  11:45-48. 2013
    2013 The future of quality improvement research. Proceedings of advancing the methods in health quality improvement research 2012 conferenceImplementation Science2013
    2013 Development of the medical intensive care unit shift report scale as a measure of nurse perception of communicationNursing Research and Reviews2013
    2012 Chapter 6: Building on change: Concepts for improving any clinical process.Practice Based Learning and Improvement: A Clinical Improvement Action Guide 4th Ed.2012
    2012 Chapter 7: Implementing and sustaining changePractice Based Learning and Improvement: A Clinical Improvement Action Guide 4th Ed.2012
    2012 Incorporating Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) competencies into a nursing administration curriculumJournal of Nursing Administration2012
    2012 Incorporating quality and safety education into a nursing administration curriculum.JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  42:478-482. 2012
    2012 Nurturing charge nurses for future leadership rolesJournal of Nursing Administration2012
    2012 Nurturing charge nurses for future leadership roles.JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  42:461-466. 2012
    2012 Interprofessional Education in ActionNursing Clinics of North America.  47:347-354. 2012
    2012 Interprofessional education in action: the VA Quality Scholars fellowship program.Nursing Clinics of North America.  47:347-354. 2012
    2012 Developing a standardized tool to improve nurse communication during shift reportJournal of Nursing Care Quality2012
    2012 Developing a standardized tool to improve nurse communication during shift report.Journal of Nursing Care Quality.  27:240-246. 2012
    2010 Redesign of Hospital Nursing Education DepartmentNursing Outlook.  58:e22-e22. 2010
    2008 First Fridays: Celebrating the Nursing ProfessionNurse Leader.  6:36-39. 2008
    2002 More than support: nursing interventions provided to women in labor.JOGN nursing; journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing.  31:753-761. 2002
    2000 Identifying labor support actions of intrapartum nurses.JOGN nursing; journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing.  29:491-499. 2000
    2000 A competency-based orientation program for new graduate nurses.JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration.  30:126-132. 2000
    1999 Effects of head-of-the-bed positioning on the electrocardiogramApplied Nursing Research.  12:163-163. 1999
    Fundamentals of healthcare improvement 3rd Edition
    Increasing nurse-driven heparin infusion administration safety: A quality improvement initiativeMEDSURG Nursing Journal
    Integration of Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Into Practice: Academic-Practice Partnership's Role.Nurse Educator.  42:S49-S52.
    Testing for Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN): Reflections From Using QSEN as a Framework for RN Orientation.Journal for Nurses in Professional Development.  33:180-184.

    Research Overview

  • Improvement science, survey methods, quality of nursing care in acute care settings especially related to hospital acquired conditions such as pressure ulcers, immobility, and falls, practice variation in bedside nursing, and quality measurement
  • Teaching Activities

  • NUR738L - Scholarly Project Development (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR739L - Scholarly Practice Project (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR700 - Clinical Data Mgmt & Analysis (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR700 - Clinical Data Mgmt & Analysis (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR700 - Clinical Data Mgmt & Analysis (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR700 - Clinical Data Mgmt & Analysis (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR700 - Clinical Data Mgmt & Analysis (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR700 - Clinical Data Mgmt & Analysis (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR700 - Clinical Data Mgmt & Analysis (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NHSA631 - Adv Quality/Patient Safety (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR700 - Clinical Data Mgmt & Analysis (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR700 - Clinical Data Mgmt & Analysis (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NHSA616 - Nursing Financial Management (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NHSA632 - Nursing/Health Sys Adm I (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR700 - Clinical Data Mgmt & Analysis (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NHSA631 - Adv Quality/Patient Safety (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • NHSA681L - Adv Qual/Patient Safety Pract (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • NHSA616 - Nursing Financial Management (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • NHSA631 - Adv Quality/Patient Safety (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • NHSA616 - Nursing Financial Management (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR456L - Leader Management Practicum (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • NHSA681L - Adv Qual/Patient Safety Pract (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • NHSA681L - Adv Qual/Patient Safety Pract (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR456L - Leader Management Practicum (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • NHSA616 - Nursing Financial Management (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • NHSA681L - Adv Qual/Patient Safety Pract (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • NHSA616 - Nursing Financial Management (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • NHSA617L - Nursing Financial Mgt Pract (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • NHSA632 - Nursing/Health Sys Adm I (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • NCL620 - Sys Population-based Care I (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • NHSA616 - Nursing Financial Management (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • NUR517 - Leadership in Profess Nursing (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • NUR518L - Synthesis Practicum in Nursing (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • Full Name

  • Rebecca Miltner
  • Blazerid

  • smiltner