Improvement Advisory, NICHQ
Connie Cowley, DNP, RN, CPHQ, NE-BC, is an Improvement Advisor at NICHQ with a clinical background in pediatric ortho/neuro rehabilitation, and has extensive experience in quality improvement (QI), clinical operations, education, and program implementation.
Connie received her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institute for Health Professions. She has a particular interest in the evaluation of training in QI for frontline staff. She is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), and a Board Certified Nurse Executive (NE-BC).
Dr. Cowley is currently a 2nd Year Fellow in the Veteran’s Administration Quality Scholars Advanced Fellowship Program (VAQS). She is an Adjunct Instructor at the MGH Institute for Health Professions where she serves as the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School Faculty Advisor. She teaches QI at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Cowley supports NICHQ projects through expert consultation, coaching, and education in quality improvement tools and methods, measurement, implementation, and change. As a healthcare leader she has worked to improve care delivery in a wide variety of acute and post-acute settings for over 24 years.