Date of Award

Spring 5-27-2023

Document Type

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscript

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice



First Advisor

Jenna Juenger, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Second Advisor

Joseph Burkard, DNSc, CRNA, AACN Health Policy Fellow


Access to healthcare remains a problem for patients in the United States, especially those who live in remote areas, are immobile, immunocompromised, or are experiencing financial strain. These barriers can lead to missed appointments, putting financial strain on healthcare institutions, and contributing to productivity loss and underutilization of clinic resources. During the COVID-19 pandemic there was a rapid increase in the use telemedicine. Patients were surveyed on the quality of their telemedicine visit at the UCSD Health Moores Cancer Center Radiation Oncology department. The majority of patients would schedule telemedicine appointments in the future, which can reduce the burden on patients by allowing for a more convenient option for provider visits while maintaining quality of care.

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Nursing Commons