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Diabetes Basic Knowledge Test, diabetes education, diabetes mellitus, Diabetes Self Report Tool, nursing knowledge



  1. Gerard, Sally O. DNP, RN, CDE
  2. Griffin, Mary Quinn PhD, RN
  3. Fitzpatrick, Joyce PhD, RN


Patients with type 2 diabetes crowd emergency rooms; fill medical, surgical, and cardiac beds; and now appear in maternal health and pediatric units. Education is critical in hospital care of diabetes; however, what level of knowledge exists among acute care nurses? A systematic approach was used to examine levels of nursing knowledge about diabetes. An innovative and cost-effective structure was created to improve the quality of patient care through supporting diabetes education.