Date of Conferral



Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)




Eileen Fowles


In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that between 252,000 and 312,000 Hispanic men and women in the United States were unaware of their risk for transmitting HV/AIDS. Guided by the logic model and Leininger's theory, the purpose of this project was to design a culturally sensitive HIV/AIDS educational program for HIV+ Hispanic males and to evaluate the program content with the staff at a medical center in South Florida, with the goal of implementing the program at that center. The educational program content focused on increasing the knowledge of Hispanic HIV+ men on the effectiveness of proper condom use. In addition to presenting the educational program content, the format for delivering this content was presented to 10 members of the clinic staff. The staff responded to 8 open-ended evaluation questions developed by the student, focusing on identifying gaps in service and education needs for their Hispanic HIV+ men. Responses were summarized and themes identified. Participants indicated that there is a lack of culturally sensitive HIV/AIDS education and that a bilingual HIV/AIDS educational initiative is needed to meet the needs of this vulnerable population. If the clinic staff decide to implement this educational program, the program has the potential to influence nursing practice, reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS, and create social change within the clinic by providing practitioners with culturally sensitive resources about HIV/AIDS and the importance of effective and consistent condom use, thus improving health care delivery to HIV+ Hispanic men.