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DNP Prospectus
Prospectus: Health Literacy: Is education the key to improved outcomes for Adult-Onset
Diabetic patients after the initial diagnosis.
Carissa Bolden
Doctoral of Nursing Practice
A00666093
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Prospectus: Title
Prospectus: Health Literacy: Is education the key to improved outcomes for Adult-Onset
Diabetic patients after the initial diagnosis.
Problem Statement
An estimated 30.3 million Americans are currently being treated for adult-onset Diabetes
or better known as Type two diabetes (DM type II). Many of those diagnosed with DM type II
lack education to provide the proper self-care at home. I currently work and reside on the
Mississippi Gulf coast. The clinic I work for is a rural initiative clinic who works hand in hand
with the Cleveland Clinic of Ohio to stamp out diabetes. Diabetic patients often experience fear
and anxiety after their new diagnosis of DM type II. My clinical practice problem is Health
Literacy: Is education the key to improved outcomes for Adult-Onset Diabetic patients after the
initial diagnosis. Many Diabetic patients are overwhelmed with information, once diagnosed,
that they sometimes do not understand their self-care instructions. In the outpatient setting, there
is little time for proper education on the many aspects of Diabetes, causing barriers to treatment.
Successfully meeting goals set for glycemic control is an essential component of primary care
prevention and reversal of the condition (Johnson et.al, 2001). Providing proper education at the
initial diagnosis is vital to initiating lifestyle modifications. Knowledge of diet enhancements,
daily physical activity, glycemic control, and diabetic foot monitoring are all behaviors desired
in the Self-care process. Deciding the best way to educate the client on diabetes management and
start at the initial diagnosis of the illness is vital to a positive outcome.
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Practice-Focused Question(s)
List the guiding practice-focused question(s) that will address the identified nursing problem or
gap in nursing practice.
Social Change
Understanding Adult-onset diabetes requires proper education for both the provider and
the patient population. The information relayed to the patient must be thorough and brief, yet
include the necessary components to allow a positive outcome. The knowledge of diabetes
management and control requires consistent education periods with demonstrations from the
patients. As a Family Nurse practitioner in Mississippi, I have encountered many miseducations
on the management and treatment of diabetes. As I decided on a practice problem, I wanted to
express my passion for the subject of Adult-onset Diabetes. Having seen many family members
suffer from the ailments of diabetes, I wanted to understand more of the disease process and its
effects on the body. Yes, this aligns with Walden University to promote positive social change
Context for the Doctoral Project
I am an Adult provider and wanted to participate in the study actively. Coastal Family
Health Center (CFHC) is a Nonprofit clinical system sponsored by the Health Resources and
Service Administration (HRSA) initiative. One of our primary goals is to decrease the prevalence
of diabetes and obesity in the state of Mississippi. CFHC has several clinics in various counties
along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. With multiple clinical locations, I plan to gather data from
adult providers willing to use the new educational tool. I currently see patients over the age of
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18. Of those, I wanted to further decrease the sample size to ages 21-50. I will specify this
before sample collection. The sample will focus on those receiving the new diagnosis of Adult-
onset diabetes. With support from the organization, I can maximize more adult patients from
various socio-economic backgrounds. By using the newly diagnosed patients, over the age of
21, the education can be measured by interview, post-education survey, and data collection of the
disease process (Gray et al., 2017). Follow up visits will then be logged via computer. Data will
be collected biweekly by the diabetic counselors on the progress of the patient meeting their
glycemic goal. The study's time frame will be three months from initial A1C at diagnoses to a
three-month follow-up where the patient will receive another A1C to test for the effectiveness of
the education.
Sources of Evidence
Include relevant evidence that supports the need to address the identified problem. Describe
how the evidence justifies that this problem is important to the nursing profession.
Approach or Procedural Steps
Identify your possible approach/procedural steps, summarize possible strategies to obtain the
data and resources needed to complete the doctoral project. Is this project from among the
acceptable types listed on page 1 of the Doctoral Project Prospectus Guide?
Note: Evidence or data cannot be collected prior to approval of the doctoral project proposal.
Ethical
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Will this project provide protection for human subjects? Are there potential ethical issues that
may present problems for the completion of this project?
Alignment
Do the various aspects of the prospectus align overall? The problem should be supported by
sources of evidence and should align with the practice-focused question, and the approach or
procedural steps.
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References
Use APA format for this prospectus.
Include a minimum of five APA-formatted peer-reviewed references for all citations in the
Doctoral Project Prospectus. Follow the APA 7 style rules for reference list entries on the
Doctoral Capstone Form and Style APA References page.

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1 DNP Prospectus Prospectus: Health Literacy: Is education the key to improved outcomes for Adult-Onset Diabetic patients after the initial diagnosis. Carissa Bolden Doctoral of Nursing Practice A00666093 2 Prospectus: Title Prospectus: Health Literacy: Is education the key to improved outcomes for Adult-Onset Diabetic patients after the initial diagnosis. Problem Statement An estimated 30.3 million Americans are currently being treated for adult-onset Diabetes or better known as Type two diabetes (DM type II). Many of those diagnosed with DM type II lack education to provide the proper self-care at home. I currently work and reside on the Mississippi Gulf coast. The clinic I work for is a rural initiative clinic who works hand in hand with the Cleveland Clinic of Ohio to stamp out diabetes. Diabetic patients often experience fear and anxiety after their new diagnosis of DM type II. My clinical practice problem is Health Literacy: Is education the key to improved outcomes for Adult-Onset Diabetic patients after the initial diagnosis. Many Diabetic patients are overwhelmed with information, once diagnosed, that they sometimes do not understand their self-care instructions. In the outpatient setting, there is little time for proper education on the many aspects of Diabetes, causing barriers to treatment. Successfully meeting goals set for glycemic control is an essential component of primary care prevention and reversal of the condition (Johnson et.al, 2001). Providing proper education at the initial diagnosis is vital to initiating lifestyle modifications. Knowledge of diet enhancements, daily physical activity, glycemic control, and diabetic foot monitoring are all behaviors desired in the Self-care process. Deciding the best way to educate the client on diabetes management and start at the initial diagnosis of the illness is vital to a positive outcome. 3 Practice-Focused Question(s) List the guiding practice-focused question(s) that will address the identified nursing problem or gap in nursing practice. Social Change Understanding Adult-onset diabetes requires proper education for both the provider and the patient population. The information relayed to the patient must be thorough and brief, yet include the necessary components to allow a positive outcome. The knowledge of diabetes management and control requires consistent education periods with demonstrations from the patients. As a Family Nurse practitioner in Mississippi, I have encountered many miseducations on the management and treatment of diabetes. As I decided on a practice problem, I wanted to express my passion for the subject of Adult-onset Diabetes. Having seen many family members suffer from the ailments of diabetes, I wanted to understand more of the disease process and its effects on the body. Yes, this aligns with Walden University to promote positive social change Context for the Doctoral Project I am an Adult provider and wanted to participate in the study actively. Coastal Family Health Center (CFHC) is a Nonprofit clinical system sponsored by the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) initiative. One of our primary goals is to decrease the prevalence of diabetes and obesity in the state of Mississippi. CFHC has several clinics in various counties along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. With multiple clinical locations, I plan to gather data from adult providers willing to use the new educational tool. I currently see patients over the age of 4 18. Of those, I wanted to further decrease the sample size to ages 21-50. I will specify this before sample collection. The sample will focus on those receiving the new diagnosis of Adultonset diabetes. With support from the organization, I can maximize more adult patients from various socio-economic backgrounds. By using the newly diagnosed patients, over the age of 21, the education can be measured by interview, post-education survey, and data collection of the disease process (Gray et al., 2017). Follow up visits will then be logged via computer. Data will be collected biweekly by the diabetic counselors on the progress of the patient meeting their glycemic goal. The study's time frame will be three months from initial A1C at diagnoses to a three-month follow-up where the patient will receive another A1C to test for the effectiveness of the education. Sources of Evidence Include relevant evidence that supports the need to address the identified problem. Describe how the evidence justifies that this problem is important to the nursing profession. Approach or Procedural Steps Identify your possible approach/procedural steps, summarize possible strategies to obtain the data and resources needed to complete the doctoral project. Is this project from among the acceptable types listed on page 1 of the Doctoral Project Prospectus Guide? Note: Evidence or data cannot be collected prior to approval of the doctoral project proposal. Ethical 5 Will this project provide protection for human subjects? Are there potential ethical issues that may present problems for the completion of this project? Alignment Do the various aspects of the prospectus align overall? The problem should be supported by sources of evidence and should align with the practice-focused question, and the approach or procedural steps. 6 References Use APA format for this prospectus. Include a minimum of five APA-formatted peer-reviewed references for all citations in the Doctoral Project Prospectus. Follow the APA 7 style rules for reference list entries on the Doctoral Capstone Form and Style APA References page. Name: Description: ...
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