Graduation Year


Degree Type

Open Access Capstone

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)



First Advisor

Molly J. Bradshaw

Department Affiliation


Second Advisor

Fontaine Sands

Department Affiliation



An estimated 2.5 million Americans are affected by pressure ulcers annually with the largest majority impacted the geriatric population. In order to achieve prevention of facility acquired pressure ulcers, the nursing team must properly identify patients at risk to prevent the injury associated with pressure. CNAs play a key role in this effort. The purpose of this project was used to develop, implement, and evaluate a training program for CNA students to improve knowledge and promote engaged attitudes in the prevention of pressure ulcers. Results of the project showed improvement after the training, but overall was not statistically significant. Overall the training program was successful and the students did agree they would be better prepared to care for patients with pressure ulcers including identifying risk factors, identifying at risk patients, stages of ulcers, and reporting of pressure ulcers.

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