DNP graduate implementing effective prenatal consult for opioid-addicted women


As her DNP thesis project, Becky Boedeker designed an prenatal consult to empower opioid-addicted women to play important roles in their babies’ lives. (Photo by Jessica Rogen)

Becky Boedeker presented the results of her DNP thesis project. (Photo by Julie Nickles)

Becky Boedeker, a lactation specialist at the hospital and a recent DNP graduate from the University of Missouri–St. Louis’ College of Nursing, recounted neonatal abstinence syndrome numbers and said St. Louis reflects national trends.

For her DNP thesis, Boedeker created a new consult to educate mothers about non-pharmacological interventions for opioid-addicted newborns.

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