Date of Award

Fall 2023

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice

Committee Chair

Dr. Carolyn Coleman

Committee Chair School

Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice

Committee Member 2

Dr. Lakenya Forthner

Committee Member 2 School

Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice


The purpose of this DNP project is to determine how well an evaluation tool may be used to track hyperlipidemia in patients using antipsychotic medicines who are between the ages of 20 and 50. Elevated lipid contents in the bloodstream, or hyperlipidemia, increase the danger of heart-related illnesses. Antipsychotic drugs, frequently administered for mental health disorders and dyslipidemia, have been connected. The goal is to ascertain whether utilizing an evaluation tool raises the three-month referral rates for hyperlipidemia to primary care (Dayabandara et al., 2017). The foundation of the research is found in several articles collected from different websites. According to the data, second-generation Lipid levels can rise with antipsychotics such as olanzapine and clozapine This DNP project will utilize Social Cognitive Theory and Theory frameworks to offer an organized method for recognizing and resolving the problem. Among the specific objectives is raising the bar for care (Fauzi et al., 2023). Given to those with hyperlipidemia, guaranteeing a systematic assessment of risk variables and increasing the number of primary care doctors who receive referrals for preventative maintenance (Dayabandara et al., 2017). This research supports the DNP Essentials. The fundamentals of interprofessional collaboration, patient-centered care, and successful leadership communication (Fauzi et al., 2023). Putting in place an evaluation instrument and teaching patients about hyperlipidemia and cholesterol control can enhance the standard of treatment overall as well as patient outcomes. More investigation is required to evaluate the intervention's efficacy and pinpoint the element.