Date of Award

Spring 5-23-2015

Document Type

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscript

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice



First Advisor

Shelley Hawkins, PhD, FNP-BC, GNP, FAANP

Second Advisor

Kathy James, DNSc, APRN, FAAN


The success of cancer treatments have resulted in a rapid growth of survivors, providing the impetus for the oncology community to examine models of care supporting smooth transition from active treatment to survivorship care. While initially a recommendation of the Institute of Medicine, treatment summaries and survivorship care plans are now an accreditation requirement for many organizations. This article describes the implementation of an evidence based practice project designed to meet these standards while improving the knowledge and satisfaction of a population of breast cancer patients at a community-based oncology practice.