Date of Award

Summer 7-29-2021

Document Type

Scholarly Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)



First Advisor

Cheryl Giefer

Second Advisor

Amy Hite

Third Advisor

Cynthia Allan


The purpose of this project was to facilitate the implementation of a successful telehealth education program in a pre-licensure nursing program at a regional university in the Midwest. The project took place at Pittsburg State University Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing. Participants included eighty-six undergraduate senior students in their last semester of nursing school enrolled in Community Health Nursing preparing to begin their nursing career. The group completed a 20-hour self-paced telehealth educational program offering made available through a partnership with Dr.’s Carolyn Rutledge and Tina Gustin of Old Dominion University Center for Telehealth Innovation, Education and Research (C-TIER). The educational program offering consisted of didactic content, experiential learning activities, student projects, simulated learning and clinical encounters. Upon completion of the educational program, participants were invited to complete a voluntary anonymous feedback survey. The survey was offered online through the software program Qualtrics. Participants were sent a link via Canvas© Learning Management System and invited to complete the survey. The survey consisted of nineteen questions, sixteen questions rating participant perception of the educational program offering and three open-ended questions. The project conclusion revealed overall positive feedback of the educational program from the majority of respondents.

Included in

Nursing Commons