Nursing Care Plan for Substance Abuse


Nursing Care Plan for Substance Abuse



Elizabeth Volz, Sarah Pham, Shea Borchers


Presentation: 1:15-2:30 p.m., Kennedy Union Ballroom



This project features a nursing care plan for substance abuse created and presented by University of Dayton nursing students, Shea Meyer, Elizabeth Volz, and Sarah Pham. As current licensed nurses, we seek to aid and help build our communities stronger for all no matter our differences. In order to do so, we assess and analyze many factors of a community that play into the health of the individuals there. Patient care is not just about treating patients’ symptoms and sending them home. It is about providing patients with the best resources and interventions in order to watch them and the rest of the community thrive. This project started with an initial windshield survey. This survey was an assessment giving a visual overview of a community that aids in analyzing the health of that specific defined community. The survey included the Greater Dayton area within a 2.5 mile radius in all directions of the University of Dayton. It appeared that Dayton was in dire need of education on resources and outlets for people suffering from substance abuse. Data shows that Dayton is an epicenter for drug and alcohol abuse. Driving through the streets, it was easy to see evidence of concern. There were bars and alcohol on every street corner, the smell of drugs, and there are overdoses in the local hospitals.

Publication Date


Project Designation

Capstone Project

Primary Advisor

Erica Hunter

Primary Advisor's Department

Health and Sport Science


Stander Symposium, School of Education and Health Sciences

Institutional Learning Goals

Community; Diversity; Vocation

Nursing Care Plan for Substance Abuse