Evaluating the Impact of a Video Diabetes Education Module on Pre-Service and Experienced Teachers Knowledge and Confidence

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)



First Chairperson

Dr. Susan DeNisco, Chairperson

Committee Member

Dr. Maryanne Davidson

Committee Member

Nancy Dennert


School-age children with chronic conditions such as diabetes spend the majority of the school day with teachers. Sound methods to educate teachers on diabetes are needed to facilitate student safety and metabolic control as well as teacher confidence in assisting the student with diabetes. This one group quasi-experimental pre-and posttest design study had 42 preservice (N = 21) and experienced (A = 21) teacher participants view a 30-minute diabetes educational module intervention. Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory and Self-Efficacy was the theoretical basis for study. Confidence and knowledge of participants was measured using the Confidence in Caring for Students Scale and the Test of Diabetes knowledge for Teachers.


A practice dissertation presented to the faculty of the College of Nursing, Sacred Heart University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Nursing Practice.