Date of Graduation

Fall 12-13-2019

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


School of Nursing and Health Professions

First Advisor

Germielynn Melendez


The Health Ministries Program, located in Orange County, is supported by a large faith-based community hospital and provides community resources such as flu vaccinations that are overseen by the Faith Community Nurse (FCN). In collaboration with the program, University of San Francisco (USF) nursing students researched and developed an implementation of a multi-purpose educational flyer to increase education and better streamline the process at flu vaccination clinics throughout Orange County faith-based organizations. Research shows that many individuals still do not get vaccinated due to misconceptions, misinformation, and lack of knowledge on the importance of flu vaccinations. The cost of flu-related illnesses and deaths upon individuals, families and the overall healthcare system is a great burden on society. The expected outcomes to emerge from the project are that by providing access to simple, easy to read educational materials, individuals will experience decreased skepticism and increased willingness to get vaccinated, which will ultimately result in higher flu vaccination rates.

CNL Presentation.pptx.pdf (500 kB)
An Approach to Increase Education in the Flu Vaccination Clinic Process Poster