Master of Science in Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Projects

Date Degree Awarded


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)

Committee Chair

Angelia Mickle, R.N., D.N.P.

Second Committee Member

Marsha Swinehart, R.N., M.S.N., C.N.E.


Coronary heart disease, college women, African American college women, diet, cardiovascular disease, primary prevention


In the United States, cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in women. The most common and deadly form of cardiovascular disease is coronary heart disease (CHD). Many coronary heart preventive education awareness programs focus on the adult women population (40 years old >). By that time, many previous lifestyle choices such as poor dietary choices have contributed to the development of risk factors for developing CHD. Young college women (18-24 years old) have the ability to implement healthy diet choices, which in turn will help to decrease their risk for CHD development. Sinclair Community College is located in the city of Dayton, Ohio. Many that live in the city of Dayton are classified at greater risk for developing CHD due to race and economic status. This project focuses on evidence-based research studies on dietary strategies to help female college students minimize their risk factors for developing CHD and to encourage self-efficacy.

A literature review was conducted with a focus on creating an evidenced-based approach to implement health promotion in those at risk for the development of coronary heart disease at Sinclair Community College. From the numerous findings in the literature, recommendations were made and categorized by level of evidence; strong, moderate, and weak recommendations. From those recommendations, five summarized recommendations were made. The information was compiled and disseminated to Sinclair faculty who assisted with this project.

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