Document Type



Doctor of Nursing Practice



Date of Defense


Graduate Advisor

Alicia Hutchings, PhD, RN, CNE


Laura Kuensting, DNP, APRN, PCNS-BC, CPNP, CPEN

Nancy Magnuson, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC


Hypertension (HTN) and Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 (DM2) are two chronic conditions contributing to morbidity and mortality. 23.1 million people have DM2 and 7.2 million people have it an are undiagnosed in the U.S. During 2015-2016, the prevalence of HTN was 29.0% and increases with age (CDC, 2018). This purpose of this article was to discuss the benefits of developing a Transition Clinic (TC) in a highly traveled metro transit area and the development of a strategic plan on implementing this project, as well as the barriers that may be encountered when implementing such a clinic similar to this. A logic model was developed to initiate the planning process of developing a TC in an underserved area. A logic model/strategic plan was developed to ensure that all identified issues and potential barriers could be evaluated. This model was also utilized to set up a timeline for development and implementation.

Keywords: Underserved Populations, Access to Care, Social Determinants of Health