Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects


School of Nursing

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Despite ongoing efforts to increase positive healthcare outcomes for prenatal care in rural Kentucky, there continues to be limited access to adequate and quality resources. Research questions for this research project explored the prenatal care resources for Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, and Warren counties, compared healthcare disparities that exist in those counties with other rural regions of Kentucky, and identified limitations of such prenatal care resources in successfully achieving positive care outcomes. In addition to evaluation of applicable online resources through organizations local to the region, some healthcare professional and representatives were interviewed to find out about available resources, and the amount of care received for prenatal recipients.

Advisor(s) or Committee Chair

Neena Jones, Ph.D., MSN, RN


Biology | Medicine and Health Sciences | Public Health