Creator

Jennifer Berry

Advisor

Dunemn, Kathleen N.

Committee Member

Copeland, Darcy

Committee Member

Levine, Martha

Department

School of Nursing

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

5-2019

Extent

139 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

The purpose of this evidence-based practice project was to increase the knowledge base to address the barriers preventing routine screening of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The project consisted of a statewide survey to assess the knowledge, attitudes, perceived norms, control beliefs, barriers, and facilitators of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) across Colorado. A statewide assessment is important in the state of Colorado because APRNs are the primary providers in many rural areas. There were 66 responses to the survey. Knowledge of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC; 2018) guideline for HIV screening was lacking. About one-third of the APRNs did not know the CDC guideline applied to all patients age 13 to 64 and was not just for high risk groups of which the Black/African American race and healthcare workers were not. The APRNs were influenced by actions of other APRNs but did not screen per CDC guidelines for many reasons. Although the APRNs were confident in HIV screening, they wanted resources for where they could get more information and where to send patients who might have a positive HIV test. This project provided the basis for future education interventions that could utilize a pre/post survey with an educational session either in the rural setting or via webinar.

Degree type

DNP

Degree Name

Doctoral

Local Identifiers

BerryCapstone2019.pdf

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author.

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