Journal of Adolescent and Family Health
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Nurse practitioners (NPs) have high patient satisfaction with various patient populations; however, there is a research gap regarding perceptions on NP care provided in university health centers. In a cross-sectional study, university students were surveyed using an anonymous, electronic survey with 5-point Likert scale and open-ended questions. Seventy percent of participants reported being extremely satisfied, very satisfied, or satisfied with their care (n = 62, mean of 3.11). Fifty-seven percent or more of subjects responded positively in terms of symptom management, provider education, and overall health improvement with plan of care. Themes observed in open-ended responses included medication delivery, patient expectations, factors out of provider control, confusion about type of the provider, and quality of care. The findings show that NP care is perceived positively by university students. Further research is needed to engage a more heterogeneous study sample and gain greater insight into perceptions on NP-driven care by this patient population.
Farina, Rebecca and Rejtar, Marketa
"Students’ Perspectives Regarding the Quality and Effectiveness of Nurse Practitioner Care in a University Health Center Setting,"
Journal of Adolescent and Family Health: Vol. 9
, Article 11.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/jafh/vol9/iss1/11