Date of Award

Spring 5-11-2012

Degree Type

Honors College Thesis



First Advisor

Lachel Story

Advisor Department



The influenza vaccine is a topic of much debate and concern throughout the healthcare profession. This vaccination has been shown to drastically reduce the number of nosocomial infections of the flu among hospitalized patients. While many healthcare professionals are aware of the benefits of obtaining the influenza vaccination, many remain noncompliant to actually getting vaccinated. This research will use a form of evidence-based practice known as an integrative review of literature in order to determine the course of nursing action to implement regarding influenza vaccination that will best increase the rates of its compliance among health professionals. A number of research articles regarding barriers to vaccination, reasons for vaccine compliance, and promotional strategies used to increase the vaccination rates will be evaluated in this study. After critiquing each work, an evidence-based plan will be drawn from this critical analysis of the literature.

Included in

Nursing Commons