Once seen as a harmless practice, there are new findings that link non-medically indicated inductions to maternal and fetal complications. This thesis will answer questions regarding the negative impacts of elective induction on maternal/fetal outcomes, the accuracy of ultrasonography technology in determining gestational age how that plays a role in decision-making for inductions, the economic effect of elective inductions, policies and interventions healthcare providers can institute to decrease the rates nationally, policies insurance companies have begun to institute to drive down the rates of elective induction, and best practices to curb elective induction.

Semester/Year of Award

Spring 2020


Jan Pinheiro

Mentor Professional Affiliation

Department of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing

Access Options

Restricted Access Thesis

Document Type

Bachelor Thesis

Degree Name

Honors Scholars


Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing