Date of Award

Fall 12-2021

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice

Committee Chair

Dr. Lisa Morgan

Committee Chair School

Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice

Committee Member 2

Dr. Marti Jordan

Committee Member 2 School

Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice


Pre-eclampsia can be a serious development for both mother and fetus during pregnancy. Increased mortality and morbidity rates have been shown in women diagnosed with pre-eclampsia. Higher education for registered nurses on a Women’s Urgent Care (WUC) center will help diagnose the mother more quickly and inevitably receive treatment sooner leading to better outcomes for the birth of her newborn. The educational tools used in the study were a pre-and post-test and an educational video for the registered nurses to watch. A retrospective chart review before and after the intervention will help to see if there is any decrease in the time of treatment for the patient.

With the tools used for the project, the post chart reviews indicated a decrease in compliance from the nurses, an increase in the times between when the patient presented to WUC and treatment. The times increased also from when nurse gave medication after getting the increased BP reading. Although the times increased, more education on the nurses' level and perhaps the providers level to help decrease the mortality rates of women. Monitoring and giving treatment to the patients when needed is the role of the registered nurses in a hospital setting. Education helps to keep them up to date on the best way to care for the patients. Pre-eclampsia is a major concern in a labor and delivery unit and needs to be addressed due to the increased mortality rate.