Improving Cancer Screening for Underserved Women Through an FNP Student-Led Clinic

Cindy Weston, Robin Page, Kara Jones-Schubart, Marvellous Akinlotan

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Abstract

The purpose of this project was to increase access to cancer screening for underserved women while providing collaborative clinical experiences for family nurse practitioner (FNP) students. A FNP program, the School of Public Health, and a free clinic collaborated to provide well-woman visits that included breast and cervical cancer screening to low-income women. From 2015–2016, 83 women received well-woman exams, including 75 cervical cancer screenings and 47 referrals for mammography. Qualitative surveys revealed 95% satisfaction and 100% reported they would refer friends and family. Innovative collaboration improves access to cancer screening for low-income women while providing training for FNP students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e101-e104
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2018

Keywords

  • Access to care
  • cancer screening
  • FNP education
  • underserved
  • women's health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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