Élise Arsenault Knudsen, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: arsenaultknu@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-1405

4187 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Élise Arsenault-Knudsen

PhD, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 2019
Graduate Certificate, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, 2018
MS, University of Wisconsin–Madison in Nursing. Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Educator – Adult Medical/Surgical, 2010BS in Nursing, The Catholic University of America, 2003

Dr. Arsenault Knudsen’s research questions are influenced by 20 years of clinical experience, where she saw the benefits and challenges of nurses applying evidence-based practices in day-to-day routines. Therefore, her program of research focuses on using a systems approach to explore practice change by nurses within health care systems, accounting for the dynamic components of the work system, as well as multiple co-occurring practice changes, to identify ways to optimize the uptake of evidence-based practices to improve patient outcomes. The goal of her research is to optimize practice change for nurses to improve outcomes for patients.

Research focus areas

Health Systems & Public Health

  • Using Social Network Analysis to explore the impact of communication networks on the uptake of practice change by nurses
  • Exploring the mechanisms and nuances of leadership, teamwork, communication and messaging in relation to the adoption of evidence-based practices by nurses

Health Systems & Public Health

Learn more about Dr. Arsenault Knudsen’s research