Graduation Year

2018

Degree Type

Open Access Capstone

Document Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

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Department

Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Mary Clements

Department Affiliation

Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing

Second Advisor

Rachael Hovermale

Department Affiliation

Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing

Abstract

Research indicates that among college students, there is a high prevalence of depression that is frequently undiagnosed and untreated, placing students at risk of impaired academic performance and suicidal behavior. The purpose of the evidence-based process improvement was: a) establish a depression screening and management protocol in the university health clinic, and b) increase university health clinic providers’ knowledge of evidence-based depression screening and management. Family nurse practitioner providers in the university health clinic (n=6) participated in a depression screening and management education program. Knowledge of evidence-based depression screening and management was measured prior to and after the program. A paired samples t-test was conducted to compare mean difference in pre- and post-test scores. Participants’ total mean scores increased significantly from pre- test (9.0 + 2.28) to post-test (18.50 + 1.38), t(5) = 12.44, p=

IRB Approval Number (if applicable)

1274

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