Date of Award


Document Type



College of Nursing

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Project Mentor

Colleen Woolsey


HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US, and it can lead to minor health problems such as genital warts and serious problems like cancer in men and women. HPV vaccination can effectively prevent HPV-related cancers and is recommended by ACIP to individuals aged 9-26. HPV vaccine uptake is low among adolescents and young adults in the US. College students have a window of opportunity to catch up with their HPV immunizations, and are often uninformed about HPV, the HPV vaccine, their eligibility to receive the HPV vaccine, and where they can obtain the HPV vaccine. An online educational video about HPV was produced for Seattle University (SU) students with the purpose of informing them about HPV and prompting unvaccinated students to get vaccinated. The video was placed in an online survey containing pre-and post-video questionnaires testing viewers’ HPV knowledge and self-reported likelihood to get vaccinated. Viewers’ self-reported likelihood to vaccinate and correct answers to HPV knowledge questions increased in the post-video questionnaire. Educational interventions such as the one evaluated in this project can improve young adults’ HPV knowledge and may have a positive influence on their intention to vaccinate against HPV.

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Nursing Commons