Date of Award

Spring 2023

Document Type

Project – Full Written

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Committee Chair

Tracy Arnold


There are a limited number of staff members in Stokes County Schools that are CPR certified. A CPR workshop was conducted to provide an opportunity to allow more staff members to become certified, to gain knowledge and gain confidence in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and to reduce delays in administering aid. Participants were asked to complete the Perceived Competence Scale (PCS) before and after participation in the CPR Workshop. The PCS is a 4-item questionnaire, based on a 7-point Likert scale. Answer choices range from Not True to Very True. Each question provides a lead-in statement, allowing for the concept being studied to be added to the question. A paired-sample t-test was calculated to compare the mean pretest score to the posttest score. The mean on the pretest was 8 (sd = 21.3), and the mean on the posttest was 28 (sd = 0). A significant increase from pretest to posttest was found t(3) = -8.66, p < .05. The results revealed that all four staff members that took part in the workshop felt more confident in their CPR knowledge and ability to deliver CPR. Overall, the results showed that the workshop helped to increase awareness, confidence, and knowledge of CPR.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Included in

Nursing Commons