Date of Award

Fall 2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Committee Chair

Brittany Hudgins-Graham


This project evaluated the use of HIV care coordination programs in healthcare and their impact on care. The purpose of this project was to evaluate the role of HIV care coordination programs and their relationship with patient outcomes. The goal was to provide education on the benefits of these programs and how the lack of their presence in today’s healthcare system impacts transmission and general patient care. The plan of implementing a care coordination program at a local health department was established. Gaps in care, increasing medication adherence, and improving viral suppression rates were targeted by addressing social, mental, and physical disparities. Implications for nursing based on this project include timely linkage to care by patient navigation practices, increasing care engagement to meet HIV goals, and achieving viral suppression as imperative. Keywords: HIV care coordination, viral load, viral suppression, patient navigation.

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