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Adrienne Vieson , BSN RN

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences DNP
Home Mc Lean VA United States


Adrienne Vieson graduated cum laude with her BSN in 2010 from Texas Woman’s University. Upon graduation she discovered her passion for working with patients with cardiovascular disease. After joining the United States Air Force in 2013, she continued to work with cardiovascular patients as an outpatient nurse. Currently, she is a DNP student with a concentration in family nurse practitioner at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Although she is still very interested in managing patient with chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, she is also interested in preventative medicine and women’s health.


Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Veterans Healthcare Scholar – Rehabilitation
Dissertation: The subject of my capstone project is chronic pain. The current literature is conflicted as to the optimal reliable method or program to educate primary care providers on best management practices for patients and decrease the number of referrals to pain management. This lack of agreement among current providers impacts multiple facets of society because of the widespread issue of opioid addiction and subsequent deaths. Ensuring adherence with an evidenced based approach in the primary care management concerns of patients with chronic pain is within the translational skills of the DNP primary care providers. Engaging in crucial conversations with patients and families is paramount. Establishing specific, measurable, actionable, realistic, and timely (SMART) expectations will enhance the success of treatments. Promoting self-monitoring through motivational interviewing, and engaging patients in their own mutual care contracts will maximize appropriate management.