Data Demand and Use: Using Data to Improve Service Delivery. Training Tool Kit for Pre-service Nursing Education

This training tool kit aims to increase the skills and knowledge of pre-service nurses to use data in the monitoring and improvement of health services. Specific learning objectives include:

  • To improve understanding of the links between data collection, analysis, reporting and use of data for program improvement
  • To improve understanding of the nurse’s role in data collection, production and use
  • Build skills to use data to monitor and improve health services

The training materials are designed to help nurse educators conduct effective training of pre-service nurses in the concepts of data demand and use, data analysis, data presentation and interpretation, data communication and data-informed decision making. The training materials also highlight the nurse’s role in data collection and data quality. The tool kit provides nurse educators with user-friendly, modifiable training components to adapt for specific university, college or nursing school contexts. The modules can be presented sequentially over two days or they can be separated to supplement existing material of a similar topic. 

Training Tool Kit Components

Facilitator Guide

Module 1: Key Concepts in Data Demand and Use 

Module 2: Data Analysis Key Concepts 

Module 3: Basic Analyses 

Module 4: Data Presentation and Interpretation 

Module 5: Sharing Data and Information

Module 6: Making Data Informed Decisions 


Data Analysis and Presentation Job Aid

Activity Handouts

Background reading materials

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