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
    2022 Assessing Southeastern Advanced Practice Registered Nurses’ Business and Operational Skill SetsJournal for Nurse Practitioners.  18:636-639. 2022
    2022 Utilization of Improvement Methodologies by Healthcare Quality Professionals During the COVID-19 PandemicJournal for Healthcare Quality.  44:123-130. 2022
    2021 Value of Interprofessional Education: The VA Quality Scholars ProgramJournal for Healthcare Quality.  43:304-311. 2021
    2021 Why Competency Standardization Matters for Improvement: An Assessment of the Healthcare Quality WorkforceJournal for Healthcare Quality.  43:263-274. 2021
    2021 Developing Leaders and Scholars in Health Care Improvement: The VA Quality Scholars Program CompetenciesAcademic Medicine.  68-74. 2021
    2021 Nurse Burnout Predicts Self-Reported Medication Administration Errors in Acute Care HospitalsJournal for Healthcare Quality.  43:13-23. 2021
    2020 Cost of Quality Pilot: A Systematic Methodology for Examining the Cost of Pressure InjuryJournal for Healthcare Quality.  42:72-82. 2020
    2020 Partnering to educate nurses in long-term careJournal of Continuing Education in Nursing.  51:75-81. 2020
    2019 Strengthening universal health: Development of a nursing and midwifery education quality improvement toolkitRevista Latino-Americana de Efermagem.  27. 2019
    2018 Evaluation of a Distance Learning Curriculum for Interprofessional Quality Improvement LeadersAmerican Journal of Medical Quality.  33:590-597. 2018
    2018 Mapping and Sustaining Leadership Development: An Innovation Academic Service PartnershipJournal of Nursing Administration.  48:567-573. 2018
    2017 Integration of Quality and Safety Education for Nurses into Practice: Academic-Practice Partnership’s RoleNurse Educator.  42:S49-S52. 2017
    2017 Organisational strategies to implement hospital pressure ulcer prevention programmes: findings from a national surveyJournal of Nursing Management.  25:457-467. 2017
    2017 The Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index: An updated review and recommendations for useInternational 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 Studies.  74:76-84. 2017
    2017 Testing for Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN): Reflections from Using QSEN as a Framework for RN OrientationJournal for Nurses in Professional Development.  33:180-184. 2017
    2017 Applying the PDSA Framework to Examine the Use of the Clinical Nurse Leader to Evaluate Pressure Ulcer ReportingJournal of Nursing Care Quality.  32:293-300. 2017
    2017 Deference to expertise: Making care saferCreative Nursing.  23:7-12. 2017
    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 literatureBMJ Quality and Safety.  25:e7. 2016
    2016 Identifying patterns in implementation of hospital pressure ulcer prevention programs a multisite qualitative studyJournal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing.  43:248-253. 2016
    2016 A Team Approach to Enhance Scholarship among Honors Students in NursingNursing Education Perspectives.  37:177-179. 2016
    2015 Caring for America's Veterans: The power of academic-practice partnershipNursing Administration Quarterly.  39:263-271. 2015
    2015 Work hazards for an aging nursing workforceJournal of Nursing Management.  23:803-812. 2015
    2013 Development of the Medical Intensive Care Unit Shift Report Communication Scale as a measure of nurses' perception of communicationNursing : Research and Reviews.  59-59. 2013
    2013 The future of quality improvement researchImplementation Science.  8. 2013
    2013 Development of the medical intensive care unit shift report scale as a measure of nurse perception of communication 2013
    2012 Interprofessional Education in Action. The VA Quality Scholars Fellowship ProgramNursing Clinics of North America.  47:347-354. 2012
    2002 More than support: nursing interventions provided to women in labor.Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing.  31:753-761. 2002
    2000 A competency-based orientation program for new graduate nursesJournal of Nursing Administration.  30:126-132. 2000
    2000 Identifying labor support actions of intrapartum nursesJournal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing.  29:491-499. 2000
    Building DNP Essential Skills in Clinical Data Management and AnalysisNurse Educator.  43:37-41.
    Clinical Team Training and a Structured Handoff Tool to Improve Teamwork, Communication, and Patient SafetyJournal for Healthcare Quality.  43:365-373.
    Designing large-scale improvement: Using an academic-practice partnership to enhance care transitionsJournal for Healthcare Quality.  40:318-325.
    Developing a standardized tool to improve nurse communication during shift reportJournal of Nursing Care Quality.  27:240-246.
    Equipping the nursing workforce to care for the unique needs of veterans and their familiesNurse Leader.  11:45-48.
    Exploring the frequency of blood pressure documentation in emergency departmentsJournal of Nursing Scholarship.  46:98-105.
    First Fridays: Celebrating the Nursing ProfessionNurse Leader.  6:36-39.
    Identifying Veterans in Your Practice: What Clinicians Need to KnowJournal for Nurse Practitioners.  17:574-578.
    Implementation of the Clinical Nurse Leader Role in the Veterans Health AdministrationNursing Administration Quarterly.  44:257-267.
    Improving Obstuctive Sleep Apnea Care in the Postanesthesia Care UnitJournal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing.  37:40-43.
    Incorporating quality and safety education into a nursing administration curriculumJournal of Nursing Administration.  42:478-482.
    Increasing nurse-driven heparin infusion administration safety: A quality improvement initiativeMedsurg Nursing.  27:243-246.
    Innovations in evaluating nursing academic practice partnershipsJournal of Nursing Administration.  51:347-353.
    Introduction to the Special Issue on Healthcare Quality Initiatives for VeteransJournal for Healthcare Quality.  41:65-66.
    Introduction to the Special Issue on Healthcare Quality Initiatives for VeteransJournal for Healthcare Quality.  41:65-66.
    Learning During Crisis: The Impact of COVID-19 on Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injury IncidenceJournal for Healthcare Quality.  43:137-144.
    Medication administration errors: A concept analysisNursing Forum: an independent voice for nursing.  56:980-985.
    Modeling Patient Risk for Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries during COVID-19: A Retrospective StudyJournal of Nursing Care Quality.  37:162-167.
    Nurturing charge nurses for future leadership rolesJournal of Nursing Administration.  42:461-466.
    Proactive Risk Mitigation: Using Failure Modes and Effects Analysis for Evaluating Vascular AccessJournal for Healthcare Quality.  40:58-65.
    Professional development needs of nurse managersJournal of Continuing Education in Nursing.  46:252-258.
    Promoting a Strategic Approach to Clinical Nurse Leader Practice IntegrationNursing Administration Quarterly.  40:24-32.
    Relationships between Army nursing practice environments and patient outcomesResearch in Nursing and Health.  41:131-144.
    The Heart Failure Journey Board to DischargeJournal of Nursing Care Quality.  35:282-286.
    Trajectories of Community Mobility Recovery After Hospitalization in Older AdultsJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  66:1399-1403.
    Transforming veterans health care through academic-practice partnershipsNursing Outlook.  64:424-430.
    Transitional Care Home Visits among Underserved Patients with Heart FailureNursing Administration Quarterly.  44:268-279.

    Book

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Fundamentals of Health Care Improvement: A Guide to Improving Your Patients Care 2018

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Leadership and team science.  133-145. 2019
    2016 Just culture and the impact on high reliability 2016
    2016 Just culture and the impact on high reliability 2016
    2014 Chapter 13: Hospital falls 2014
    2012 Chapter 6: Building on change: Concepts for improving any clinical process. 2012
    2012 Chapter 7: Implementing and sustaining change 2012

    Teaching Activities

  • NCL620 - Sys Population-based Care I (Fall Term 2011)
  • NEX701 - Culture Health QualitySafety (Spring Term 2021)
  • NEX701 - Culture Health QualitySafety (Spring Term 2022)
  • NEX744 - Org Improvement & Program Eval (Fall Term 2020)
  • NEX744 - Org Improvement & Program Eval (Fall Term 2021)
  • NHSA616 - Nursing Financial Management (Fall Term 2011)
  • NHSA616 - Nursing Financial Management (Fall Term 2012)
  • NHSA616 - Nursing Financial Management (Fall Term 2013)
  • NHSA616 - Nursing Financial Management (Fall Term 2014)
  • NHSA616 - Nursing Financial Management (Spring Term 2015)
  • NHSA616 - Nursing Financial Management (Spring Term 2016)
  • NHSA617L - Nursing Financial Mgt Pract (Fall Term 2012)
  • NHSA631 - Adv Quality/Patient Safety (Spring Term 2015)
  • NHSA631 - Adv Quality/Patient Safety (Summer Term 2015)
  • NHSA631 - Adv Quality/Patient Safety (Summer Term 2016)
  • NHSA632 - Nursing/Health Sys Adm I (Fall Term 2015)
  • NHSA632 - Nursing/Health Sys Adm I (Summer Term 2012)
  • NHSA681L - Adv Qual/Patient Safety Pract (Spring Term 2013)
  • NHSA681L - Adv Qual/Patient Safety Pract (Spring Term 2014)
  • NHSA681L - Adv Qual/Patient Safety Pract (Spring Term 2014)
  • NHSA681L - Adv Qual/Patient Safety Pract (Summer Term 2015)
  • NRM798L - Research Immersion (Fall Term 2020)
  • NRM798L - Research Immersion (Summer Term 2021)
  • NUR456L - Leader Management Practicum (Spring Term 2014)
  • NUR456L - Leader Management Practicum (Summer Term 2014)
  • NUR517 - Leadership in Profess Nursing (Spring Term 2011)
  • NUR518L - Synthesis Practicum in Nursing (Spring Term 2011)
  • NUR610 - Hlth Care Sys for Adv Nur Prac (Summer Term 2020)
  • NUR700 - Clinical Data Mgmt & Analysis (Fall Term 2015)
  • NUR700 - Clinical Data Mgmt & Analysis (Fall Term 2016)
  • NUR700 - Clinical Data Mgmt & Analysis (Fall Term 2016)
  • NUR700 - Clinical Data Mgmt & Analysis (Fall Term 2018)
  • NUR700 - Clinical Data Mgmt & Analysis (Fall Term 2018)
  • NUR700 - Clinical Data Mgmt & Analysis (Fall Term 2018)
  • NUR700 - Clinical Data Mgmt & Analysis (Summer Term 2016)
  • NUR700 - Clinical Data Mgmt & Analysis (Summer Term 2016)
  • NUR700 - Clinical Data Mgmt & Analysis (Summer Term 2018)
  • NUR700 - Clinical Data Mgmt & Analysis (Summer Term 2018)
  • NUR738L - Scholarly Project Development (Spring Term 2019)
  • NUR739L - Scholarly Practice Project (Spring Term 2019)
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2020)
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2020)
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2020)
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2022)
  • Full Name

  • Rebecca Miltner