Thursday, April 22, 2021
Workshop Session II
Registration Fee: $20

Presenters

  • Lisa Cranley, University of Toronto
  • Hannah O’Rourke, University of Alberta

Session Description

This workshop focuses on how to write a quality improvement proposal for a clinical project. The session targets gerontological nurses interested in submitting a quality improvement project within their organization or to a professional organization for funding.

Objectives:

  • To explore potential topics suitable for a gerontology-focused quality improvement project internal grant that aligns with organizational/ clinical unit strategic plan.
  • To identify resources to support the development of a quality improvement proposal.
  • To provide tips on preparing and writing a quality improvement proposal.
  • To foster building networks to identify potential collaborators on proposals.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify a relevant topic suitable for a gerontology-focused quality improvement project for funding.
  2. Locate various resources available to support proposal development.
  3. Understand the main structure and components of a quality improvement grant proposal.
  4. Describe the importance of collaboration in writing a rigorous grant proposal.

Format

  • Panel discussion with Q & A- a panel of 2-3 nurses who have been successful in obtaining funding for gerontology-focused quality improvement projects will provide tips on how to write a project proposal for funding.
  • Small breakout groups learning activity- participants will be placed in small breakout groups virtually to review examples of grant funder’s criteria (e.g., RNAO) as a learning activity (facilitated by the workshop presenters and panel)
  • Large group discussion- participants will have an opportunity to further discuss questions or comments arising from the small group learning activity (facilitated by the workshop presenters)