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. Donna Dunn

Abstract

Lung cancer in the United States is a substantial cause of mortality. According to the American College of Radiology’s Lung Cancer Screening Registry, only 1.9% of eligible patients were screened for lung cancer in 2016. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network and U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines recommend lung cancer screening (LCS) in high-risk patients. The USPSTF recommends screening current and former smokers aged 55-80 years who have smoked for 20 or more pack-years, and for former smokers, those that have quit within 15 years.

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