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, 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. (2015). Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice. 3rd ed., Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.

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

Peer Reviewed Chapters

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).

Melnyk, B. & Fineout -Overholt, E. (2015). 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. 3rd ed., Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer (pp. 3 - 23).

Fineout -Overholt, E. & Stillwell, S. (2015). Asking Compelling Clinical Questions. In B.M. Melnyk & E. Fineout-Overholt's Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice. 3rd ed., Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer (pp. 25 - 39). 

Hartzell, T. Fineout-Overholt, E., Hofstetter, S., & Ponder, E. (2015). 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. 3rd ed., Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer (pp. 40 - 76).

O’Mathúna, D. P., & Fineout-Overholt, E.,. (2015). 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. 2nd ed., Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer (pp. 81 - 134). 

Long, L., Gallagher-Ford, L., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2015). 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. 3rd ed., Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer (pp. 171-181).

Grinspun, D., Melnyk, BM., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2015). Advancing Optimal Care with Rigorously Developed Clinical Practice Guidelines and Evidence-based Recommendations. In B.M. Melnyk & E. Fineout-Overholt's Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice. 3rd ed., Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer (pp. 182 - 201).

Dang, D. Melnyk, BM, Fineout-Overholt, E., Ciliska, D., DiCenso, A., Cullen, L., Cvach, M., Larrabee, J., Rycroft-Malone, J., Schulz, A., Stetler, S, & Stevens, K. (2015). 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. 3rd ed., Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer (pp. 274 - 315).

Melnyk, BM., & Fineout-Overholt, E., (2015). 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. 3rd ed., Wolters Kluwer (pp. 316-329).     

Fineout-Overholt, E., Stillwell, SB, Williamson, KM., Cox. J., & Robbins, R. (2015). 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. 3rd ed., Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins (pp. 330 - 362).

Balakas K., & Fineout-Overholt, E., (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. 3rd ed., Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer (pp. 363 - 375).  

Fineout-Overholt, E., & Melnyk, BM. (2015). 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. 2nd ed., Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins (pp. 376 - 388). 

Melnyk, BM & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2015). 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. 3rd ed., Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins (pp. 490-514).     

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 & 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/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

  • Redefining Practice with Evidence: What’s the Point?
  • Evidence-based Practice Symposium
  • Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

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

2017 Gallup Strengths Coach Certification

 

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