Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

First Advisor

Todd Lemke, PharmD, CDE

Second Advisor

Jennifer Klocker, PharmD

Third Advisor

Tim Stratton, PHD, MS, BCPS, FAPhA


A Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP) expanded her clinical services to include a project called Senior Transitions (ST). The CNP visited assisted living facilities in the area and conducted rounds on each of the facility’s patients participating in the ST program. The CNP had collaborated with pharmacists in her prior practice setting and wanted to continue doing so in her new practice setting. A pharmacy resident was assigned to participate in co-visits with the CNP at a local assisted-living facility and consulted on any medication-related questions regarding long-term care facility patients which were followed by the practitioner. While conducting co-visits and assessing each patient’s medication list, the resident identified and tracked drug therapy problems. Data collected from September 26, 2018 to April 15, 2019 was reviewed the number of drug therapy problems resolved for patients seen in the previous 30 days, with the aim to resolve 90% of identified drug therapy problems. With the goal of the study of evaluating the impact of pharmacist intervention on medication lists and resolved drug therapy problems, a total of 36 patients were assessed with 89% of drug therapy problems (N=127) being qualified as resolved by April 15, 2019.


A report submitted to the College of Pharmacy University of Minnesota Postgraduate (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program