Improving Cancer Screening for Underserved Women Through an FNP Student-Led Clinic Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2018 Elsevier Inc. The purpose of this project was to increase access to cancer screening for underserved women while providing collaborative clinical experiences for family nurse practitioner (FNP) students. A FNP program, the School of Public Health, and a free clinic collaborated to provide well-woman visits that included breast and cervical cancer screening to low-income women. From 2015–2016, 83 women received well-woman exams, including 75 cervical cancer screenings and 47 referrals for mammography. Qualitative surveys revealed 95% satisfaction and 100% reported they would refer friends and family. Innovative collaboration improves access to cancer screening for low-income women while providing training for FNP students.

published proceedings

  • The Journal for Nurse Practitioners

author list (cited authors)

  • Weston, C., Page, R., Jones-Schubart, K., & Akinlotan, M.

complete list of authors

  • Weston, Cindy||Page, Robin||Jones-Schubart, Kara||Akinlotan, Marvellous

publication date

  • January 1, 2018 11:11 AM