Date of Graduation

Spring 5-18-2023

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


School of Nursing and Health Professions


Kaiser cohort MSN capstone

First Advisor

Theresa M Mostasisa, EdD, MS, BSN, RN


Sepsis is a deadly condition if not treated promptly and urgently. To help lower the mortality rate from Sepsis, education on Sepsis is essential for nurses at all levels and experience. Opportunity at a healthcare organization in Northern California arose when it was found through a survey that about 6 percent of Medical-Surgical nurses have "expert knowledge" of the sepsis bundle elements. Only about 35 percent of these nurses who reported having "expert knowledge" are confident in treating sepsis patients. A team of clinical nurse leader students implemented a quality improvement project. The project was designed to expand nurses' knowledge and confidence encompassing the care of sepsis patients in the hopes of better fighting sepsis and reducing sepsis mortality rates in the future. The quality improvement project provided an educational handout and oral presentation on Sepsis to a Medical-Surgical unit at Hospital A in Northern California consisting of 40 nurses.