Date of Award

Spring 5-23-2015

Document Type

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscript

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice



First Advisor

Faculty Chair: Michael Terry, DNP, RN, PMHNP, FNP

Second Advisor

Seminar Faculty: Mary Jo Clark, PhD, RN, PHN

Third Advisor

Clinical Mentor: Iyabo Daramola, MD


Asthma is a chronic disorder characterized by airflow obstruction, causing chest tightness, wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. In California, 7.9% of patients have an asthma diagnosis. The 2007 NHLBI Expert Panel Report 3 recommended using asthma action plans in asthma management (NHLBI, 2007). Patients with asthma were taught to use an AAP to improve asthma control. Overall, 80% of patients improved by at least one EPR3 asthma control category.