Date of Award

Summer 2021

Document Type

Final DNP Paper

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Family Nurse Practitioner

Department

Nursing

Faculty Chair

Dr. Stacy Mikel, DNP

Preceptor

Tom Roberts, PA-C

Abstract

Adults with type II diabetes mellitus need to understand the disease and manage their chronic condition to live a healthy and comfortable life. This project aimed to educate adults with type II diabetes mellitus in self-management of their chronic illness to increase their health literacy to improve their heart health, kidney health, nutrition, and exercise. The project utilized a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) approach to education for adults with type II diabetes mellitus on the disease process.

METHODS: This project is a quality improvement project focused on educating adults with type II diabetes mellitus in managing their chronic conditions to increase their self-care confidence.

RESULTS: Eighty-six percent of participants showed an increase in confidence in caring for their chronic disease. Fourteen percent of the participants' confidence level remained the same.

CONCLUSION: Educating adults with type II diabetes mellitus can improve their confidence in caring for their chronic disease.

Keywords: Type II Diabetes, Adults, Rural, Self-management education, Health Literacy

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