Date of Graduation

Fall 12-16-2022

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


School of Nursing and Health Professions


MSN project


This project aims to educate labor and delivery (L&D) nurses on effective laboring positions that can aid fetal descent during the first stage of labor. In an L&D unit of a south Bay Area County hospital, there is a lack of standardization of knowledge and practices on laboring positions among the nursing staff. Evidence shows that upright positions and frequent mobility are effective in shortening the duration of labor and minimizing unnecessary cesarean deliveries. Based on the evidence, a project was implemented using verbal education of evidence-based laboring positions. An educational handout was also provided along with a recorded video presentation that can be utilized for staff development training. To evaluate the success of the educational training, staff nurses completed a pre-and post-education survey to gauge their confidence level in implementing the laboring positions. Despite the limited timeframe and small pool of participants, the survey results show a significant increase in confidence levels among the nursing staff after receiving the educational training.


This paper is based on a group project between Minh Chau T. Phan, Kelsey Jo Koch, and Tracey Lee.

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