DNP Project Title
Adolescents often make decisions that negatively impact their health and wellness. They do this for many reasons including impulsivity, underdeveloped communication and coping skills, feelings of invincibility, and a perceived lack of support. In adolescents, how does education and training related to risky behaviors compared to no education affect knowledge, skills, and understanding (KSU) of high-risk behaviors three months after instruction? Thirteen peer- reviewed articles were utilized in the body of evidence. A curriculum-based intervention was implemented. Outcomes include an overall increase in KSU in six key concepts including contraception, substances abuse, sexually transmitted diseases/infections, teen pregnancy, peer pressure, and decision making. KSU increased from a mean score of 83 at pre-test up 10.7% to 93 at initial post-test and 5.9% up to 89 at three-month post-test. Sustainment efforts include collaboration between local nursing schools and Boys and Girls Club Big Pines.
Date of publication
DNP Scholarly Project
Colleen Marzilli, Cheryl Parker, Lauri John, Jenifer Chilton, Barbara Haas
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Hudson, Kristin S., "DNP Final Report: Adolescent Support For Healthy Living" (2022). DNP Final Reports. Paper 27.
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms Commons, Community Health Commons, Community Health and Preventive Medicine Commons, Family Practice Nursing Commons, Other Mental and Social Health Commons, Pediatric Nursing Commons, Public Health and Community Nursing Commons, Substance Abuse and Addiction Commons