Campus Location

Dallas Campus (Online)

Date of Award


Document Type

DNP Project



Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Committee Chair or Primary Advisor

Tonya Sawyer-McGee

Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor

Lawrence Santiago

Third Committee Member or Committee Reader

Molly Khule


This project evaluated the knowledge level of wound center nursing staff on venous leg ulcer etiology and treatments after an educational intervention. To determine the effectiveness of the educational intervention, participants completed a pretest and posttest evaluation. Venous leg ulcers (VLUs) are chronic lower extremity ulcers affecting older Americans. VLUs are painful and negatively affect activities of daily living. Inadequate VLU treatment can become an infectious process that can ultimately threaten limb existence. A quantitative, quasi-experimental study was conducted over three weeks in a hospital-based wound care center in central Florida. The theoretical framework applied to this project is Lydia Hall’s care cure and core nursing theory. There were seven participants evaluated in this study. Five of the nurses had a BSN degree as the highest level of education, while one was an APRN who had obtained an MSN. Two of the participants were licensed practical nurses. The nurses’ knowledge of VLUs was evaluated with a NetCE continuing education pretest and posttest. Before the posttest, participants completed a continuing education course. Keywords: venous leg ulcers, wound care, clinical evidence, compression therapy, physical activity

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