Document Type

DNP Project

Publication Date


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Faculty Advisor

Anna Goddard, Ph.D.

Practice Mentor

Jill Zabit, APRN


Background: In the United States, more than a third of patients receive specialty referrals per year, constituting more than half of outpatient visits. Patients require efficient, immediate referrals for specialty-based treatment plans and the prevention of worsening conditions.

Purpose: This evidence-based practice improvement project aimed to improve the specialty-provider referral system for a community-based outpatient primary care clinic.


A DNP project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Nursing Practice, Sacred Heart University Davis & Henley College of Nursing.

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