UT Tyler

Nursing

Ellen Fineout-Overholt, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN

Ellen Fineout-Overholt, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN

Title: Professor
Department: Nursing
Building: BRB 1150
Email: lfineout@uttyler.edu
Phone: 903.565.5556

Degrees

1999 - PhD - University of Rochester, School of Nursing
Focus: Nursing Research

1985 - MSN - University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Specialty Focus: Cardiovascular Nursing
Clinical Focus: Critical Care Nursing

1983 - BSN - University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Biography

Recent Publications

Books

Melnyk, B.M., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2019). Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice. 4th ed., Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.

Melnyk, BM, Gallagher-Ford, L. & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2017). Implementing the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Competencies in Healthcare: A Practical Guide for Improving Quality, Safety, and Outcomes.  Sigma Theta Tau International: Indianapolis, IN

Melnyk, B.M., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2011). Implementing Evidence-based Practice: Real Life Stories. Sigma Theta Tau International: Indianapolis, IN

Peer Reviewed Chapters

Melnyk, B. & Fineout -Overholt, E. (2019). Making the Case for Evidence-Based Practice and Cultivating a Spirit of Inquiry. In B.M. Melnyk & E. Fineout-Overholt's Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice. 4th ed., Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer (pp. 7-32).

Fineout -Overholt, E. & Stillwell, S. (2019). Asking Compelling Clinical Questions. In B.M. Melnyk & E. Fineout-Overholt's Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice. 4th ed., Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer (pp. 33-54).

Hartzell, T. & Fineout-Overholt, E.,. (2019). Finding Relevant Evidence to Answer Clinical Questions. In B.M. Melnyk & E. Fineout-Overholt's Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice. 4th ed., Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer (pp. 55-92).  

Fineout-Overholt, E., & Stevens, K. (2019). Critically Appraising Knowledge for Clinical Decision-Making.  In B.M. Melnyk & E. Fineout-Overholt's Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice. 4th ed., Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer (pp. 109-123).  

O’Mathúna, D. P., & Fineout-Overholt, E., (2019). Critically Appraising Quantitative Evidence for Clinical Decision-Making. In B.M. Melnyk & E. Fineout-Overholt's Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice. 4th ed., Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer (pp. 124-188).   

Fineout-Overholt, E., Long, L., & Gallagher-Ford, L., (2019). Integration of Patient Preferences and Values and Clinical Expertise Into Evidence-based Decision Making. In B.M. Melnyk & E. Fineout-Overholt's Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice. 4th ed., Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer (pp. 219-232).

Grinspun, D., Melnyk, BM., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2019). Advancing Optimal Care with Robust Clinical Practice Guidelines. In B.M. Melnyk & E. Fineout-Overholt's Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice. 4th ed., Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer (pp. 233-256).   

Dang, D. Melnyk, BM, Fineout-Overholt, E., Yost, J., Cullen, L., Cvach, M., Larrabee, J., Rycroft-Malone, J., Schulz, A., Stetler, S, & Stevens, K. (2019). Models to Guide Implementation and Sustainability of Evidence-Based Practice. In B.M. Melnyk & E. Fineout-Overholt's Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice. 4th ed., Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer (pp. 378-427).

Melnyk, BM., & Fineout-Overholt, E., (2019). Creating a Vision and Motivating a Change to Evidence-Based Practice in Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. In B.M. Melnyk & E. Fineout-Overholt's Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice. 4th ed., Wolters Kluwer (pp. 428-443).

Fineout-Overholt, E., Stillwell, SB, Williamson, KM., & Cox. J. (2019). Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Academic Settings. In B.M. Melnyk & E. Fineout-Overholt's Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice. 4th ed., Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins (pp. 445-496).

Fineout-Overholt, E., Giggleman, M., Choy, K., & Balakas, K, (2015). Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Settings. In B.M. Melnyk & E. Fineout-Overholt's Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice. 4th ed., Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer (pp. 497-513).

Fineout-Overholt, E., & Melnyk, BM. (2019). ARCC Evidence-Based Practice Mentors: The Key to Sustaining Evidence-Based Practice. In B.M. Melnyk & E. Fineout-Overholt's Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice. 4th ed., Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins (pp. 514 - 526).

Melnyk, BM & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2019). Writing a Successful Grant Proposal to Fund Research and Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Projects. In B.M. Melnyk & E. Fineout-Overholt's Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice. 4th ed., Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins (pp. 654-680).

Hartzell, T. & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2017). The Evidence-based Practice Competencies related to Searching for Best Evidence. In Melnyk, Gallagher-Ford, & Fineout-Overholt’sImplementing the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Competencies in Healthcare: A Practical Guide for Improving Quality, Safety, and Outcomes.  Sigma Theta Tau International: Indianapolis, IN (pp. 55-76).

Fineout-Overholt, E., Cleary-Holdforth, J., Lake, P., Magers, T. & O’Mathuna, D. (2017). The Evidence-based Practice Competencies related to Critical Appraisal: Rapid Critical Appraisal, Evaluation, Synthesis and Recommendations. In Melnyk, Gallagher-Ford, & Fineout-Overholt’sImplementing the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Competencies in Healthcare: A Practical Guide for Improving Quality, Safety, and Outcomes.  Sigma Theta Tau International: Indianapolis, IN (pp. 77 - 108).

Fineout-Overholt, E., Brewer, T., Long, LE, & Magers, T. (2017). Teaching the Evidence-based Practice Competencies in Clinical and Academic Settings. In Melnyk, Gallagher-Ford, & Fineout-Overholt’sImplementing the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Competencies in Healthcare: A Practical Guide for Improving Quality, Safety, and Outcomes.  Sigma Theta Tau International: Indianapolis, IN (pp. 245-276).

Fineout-Overholt, E. (2014). EBP, QI & Research: Kindred Spirits or Strange Bedfellows. In CB Hedges & B. Williams' Anatomy of Research for Nurses: A Practical Approach. Sigma Theta Tau International: Indianapolis, IN.

Fineout-Overholt, E., Levin, R., & Melnyk, B. (2013).  Defining mentorship for EBP. In R. Levin & H. Feldman’s (Eds.) Teaching Evidence-based Practice in Nursing: A Guide for Academic & Clinical SettingsNew York:Springer.

Fineout-Overholt, E. (2013).  Outcome Evaluation for Programs Teaching EBP. In R. Levin & H. Feldman’s (Eds.) Teaching Evidence-based Practice in Nursing: A Guide for Academic & Clinical SettingsNew York:Springer.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Fineout-Overholt, E. (2019). A guide to critical appraisal of evidence. Nursing2019 Critical Care, 14 (3), 24 – 30.

Fineout-Overholt, E & He, Z (2017). Forest Plots: The Key to Understanding the Results of Meta-analyses.  American Nurse Today, 12 (5), online @ https://www.americannursetoday.com/reasearch-101-forest-plots/

Melnyk, B.; Fineout-Overholt, E; Giggleman, M; Choy, K. (2017). A Test of the ARCC© Model Improves Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice, Healthcare Culture, and Patient Outcomes.  Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 14(1), 5-9.
Zeleníková, R., Gurková, E., Žiaková, K., Tomagová, M., Jarošová, D., Fineout-Overholt, E. (2016). Psychometric Properties of the Slovak and Czech Versions of the Evidence-Based Practice Beliefs and Implementation Scales, Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 13(2), 139-152.
Melnyk, B. Gallagher-Ford, L., Fineout-Overholt, E. (2016). Improving healthcare quality, patient outcomes, and costs with evidence-based practice. Reflections on Nursing Leadership, 42(3): 1-8.

He, Z & Fineout-Overholt, E (2016). Understanding confidence intervals helps you make better clinical decisions.  American Nursing Today, 11(3), 39, 40 & 58

Fineout-Overholt, E. (2015). Getting best outcomes: Paradigm and process matter. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 12(4): 183-186.

Melnyk, BM, Gallagher-Ford, L., Long, L., Fineout-Overholt, E. (2014). The establishment of evidence-based practice competencies for practicing registered nurses and advanced practice nurses in real-world clinical settings: Proficiencies to improve healthcare quality, reliability, patient outcomes, and costs. Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing, 11 (1), 5-15.

Research
University of Texas at Tyler

Summer 2017 - Faculty and Employer Perceived Importance of Quality and Safety Competencies (FEQSC) for Newly Graduated Registered Nurses", Funded by 2016 Sigma Theta Tau International Small Grants $4219
Principle Investigator (Co-I, Tracy Brewer, Lisa Long & Cindra Holland)

Fall 2014- Sp/16 - Evidence-based Undergraduate (EBUG) Education Study
Principle Investigator & Mentor, Course worldview: Effects of how a course is taught on outcomes of an undergraduate foundation course in evidence-based practice (funded by the UTT Dowdy Endowed Chair).


Presentations, Community Partnership & Honors

Spring/19

Faculty and Employer Perceived Importance of Quality and Safety Competencies (FEQSC) for Newly Graduated Registered Nurses

QSEN Rocks

Cleveland, OH

 

Spring/18

  • Advancing Nursing Science in the Clinical Setting:
    BRACE FOR IMPACT
    Texas Health Resources
    Houston, TX

Fall/Spring 15/17/18

  • Bringing a Project to Reality: Implementing EBP
    Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System
    UHC/Vizient Residency

Fall/16

  • Evidence-based Practice Competencies for Registered Nurses
  • Evidence-based Practice Symposium
  • Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

Editorial Board Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing

Editorial Board Research & Theory in Nursing

2016 AJN Book of the Year: Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice 3rd ed.

2017- present Certified Gallup Strengths Coach

2019 Fuld Institute Inaugural Distinguished EBP Trailblazer Award

 

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