Date of Award

5-2016

Document Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

First Advisor

Cindy Miller

Abstract

The intent of the evidence-based practice project was to implement a policy change for the development and implementation of a policy and related procedures to ensure equity and continuity in practices for successful reintegration of student-athletes who had sustained a concussion back into their classrooms. The lack of attention on cognitive effects of concussion and the “ripple effect” in the classroom needed to be addressed by the nursing profession from an education-intervention focus. A corrective action plan was developed by a doctoral student including an educational teaching session and PowerPoint Presentation and pilot policy. The end result of the project was the implementation of a policy for identification of the event, an alert system for all stakeholders in the student’s arena for learning and collaborative procedures for accommodations and reintegration back into the academic setting.

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