Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing (ND)
Dr. Alena Groves
Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women worldwide. Different tests are used to detect breast cancer including mammograms, breast ultrasound, and breast MRI. Using screening mammography for breast cancer continues to be the most effective way to detect breast cancer in its early stages for better treatment outcomes. This Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) project aimed to determine if healthcare providers find that education regarding evidence-based guidelines for breast cancer screenings, increased knowledge, and compliance, and prompt a self-reported practice change. Participants were emailed a description of the project along with a pretest. The educational session was recorded via Zoom and uploaded to YouTube for participants to view due to the restrictions and limitations on hosting in-person sessions because of COVID-19. Immediately following the session, participants completed the posttest. Participants were given one to two months to implement changes in their clinical practice before the administration of a self-report practice change questionnaire.
Brown, Jalisha, "Improving Health Care Provider Knowledge and Compliance of Breast Cancer Screenings" (2022). DNP Projects. 5.