Faculty Advisor

Donna Lynch-Smith

Subject Matter Expert

Kate Carlson Wrammert

Clinical Site

Emory University Hospital

Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 12-3-2020


Medical Education | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing | Nursing Administration | Other Nursing | Surgery


This quality improvement project was completed to show that a formal lung transplant education course for nurses caring for lung transplant patients increased their knowledge. An eight-hour education course was developed by experts in the field of lung transplantation. A pretest was administered before the education course. A posttest was administered to determine if knowledge was improved. A three-month follow-up test was administered to determine knowledge retention. Based on the data analysis, nurse knowledge improved after formal education. Item analysis determined what areas of educational content need to be the focus of quarterly education. The education course was adopted as formal training for transplant nurses.