Transition of Care Models can reduce the 30-day hospital readmission rate up to 67% by offering coordination and continuity of care. The purpose of this project was to evaluate a Congregation Transition of Care (CTOC) program in faith-based communities with the use of a faith community nurse and volunteer faith-based registered nurses. Descriptive statistics were used to describe findings, revealing a CTOC program can be effective in reducing 30-day readmissions in the faith community.
Lee Ann Strait, DNP, RN-BC, is an assistant professor of clinical practice at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, Columbus, Ohio.
Elizabeth Fitzgerald, EdD, APRN-CNS, PMHCNS-BC, is a clinical associate professor at The Ohio State University College of Nursing.
Joyce Zurmehly, PhD, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, is a clinical associate professor at The Ohio State University College of Nursing.
Janine Overcash, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FAAN, is a clinical professor at The Ohio State University College of Nursing.
The authors declare no conflict of interest.
Accepted by peer-review 1/10/2019.
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