Date of Award
College of Nursing
Dr. Elizabeth Gabzdyl
Dr. Elizabeth Gallagher
Preconception counseling (PCC) is identified by United States (U.S.) public health and professional organizations as an important aspect of primary care for people of reproductive age. The majority of pregnant women in the U.S. report never receiving PCC, and studies show that physicians and Nurse Practitioners feel inadequately prepared to offer the service. In this evaluation of a digital preconception counseling toolkit for students in a Doctor of Nursing Practice program, students’ discrete knowledge of PCC concepts improved after implementation. Student training within Nurse Practitioner programs may increase comfort with and provision of this service to their patients after graduation.
Oliver, Isla, "Improving the Delivery of Preconception Counseling in Primary Care Settings: A Student-Focused" (2023). Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects. 85.