Date of Award

Spring 5-14-2022

Document Type

Scholarly Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)



First Advisor

Gena Coomes

Second Advisor

Karen Johnson

Third Advisor

Julie Dainty


Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the third most common vascular disease and includes approximately 900,000 cases annually in the United States. The purpose of this quality improvement project was to enhance education regarding VTE prophylaxis for registered nurses on a medical-surgical inpatient unit at a hospital in the Midwest. This study was initiated due to one nurse’s perception that staff on this unit lacked confidence and expertise on the importance of VTE prophylaxis interventions. Participants completed a VTE knowledge pretest, followed by an educational intervention on VTE prophylaxis utilizing Health Stream. After the intervention, participants completed a VTE knowledge post-test. The study had a total of 19 participants and good variability of demographic information. Based on the results, the null hypothesis was rejected. There was a statistically significant difference between the pretest and posttest means (t= -9.795, df=18, p

Included in

Nursing Commons