Date of Award


Document Type

Scholarly Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)



First Advisor

Cheryl Giefer

Second Advisor

Karen Johnson

Third Advisor

Pawan Kahol


Significance: In this original research, the purpose of this project is to compare and promote increased pediatric immunization knowledge among healthcare providers and clinic staff of a family medicine clinic. In turn, there is greater compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommended immunization schedule and adherence to vaccinations against the 17 vaccine-preventable diseases.

Methods: This exploratory pilot case study surveyed 34 individuals by using an educational tool with information regarding the current CDC-recommended pediatric vaccination schedule. Prior to reviewing the educational material, the participant tested their baseline knowledge about vaccination scheduling and immunization administration. After reviewing the educational tool, a posttest was given with a survey of the participant’s perceived improvement of knowledge and application.

Results: Our results suggest that vaccine education for all clinical staff results in improvement of schedule knowledge, vaccine administration knowledge, and vaccine-specific knowledge.

Discussion: Overall, the project indicates need for recurrent familiarization of providers and clinical staff with the CDC-recommended pediatric immunization scheduling. The test results indicates benefit from the resources provided and exhibits an increased confidence, as declared subjectively.