Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

School Name

Donna and Allan Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences



Major Advisor

Dr. Ta'Neka Lindsay


Many factors contribute to the success of an organization. The nursing workforce is the guiding strength behind the delivery of safe patient care resulting in quality outcomes. Preparing the nursing staff to deliver safe care begins with the introduction of evidence based practice as a viable partner to clinical expertise and knowledge. Implementing an evidence based education program is a critical step in the process of integrating evidence into clinical practice. This paper focuses on the implementation of an evidence based education program or Labor and Delivery nurses in a community hospital setting. Evidence based education can promote competency development, professional growth, and improve patient outcomes. Women seeking obstetrics care, and their infants, will benefit from evidence based nursing education aimed at the management of preeclampsia and the patient receiving Magnesium Sulfate, assessment of newborn transitional vital signs, maternal hemorrhage, shoulder dystocia, and the management of acute bedside emergencies.