Prescribing of antibiotics for other than bacterial illness is a problem facing health care professionals in primary care. Essential contributing factor to antibiotic resistance is prescribing antibiotics for non-bacterial illnesses. The problem of antibiotics being prescribed for other than bacterial illness exists in primary care. An estimate of 80% of antibiotics prescribed in primary care is for the treatment of acute viral upper respiratory illness (URI). The goal of this capstone project was to establish a standard for nurse practitioners to provide increased patient education about antibiotic use for acute viral URI and document in patient’s chart that education given on acute viral URI. An educational intervention targeted ten nurse practitioners at Healthcare Solutions Centers and focused on increasing awareness of empirical evidence about antibiotic resistance and enhanced patient education on antibiotic use for acute viral URI. Lewin’s Force-Field Theory was used to help implement a practice improvement. Objectives of the study were to implement patient care enhancement for patients diagnosed with acute viral URI, provide education about antibiotic use for acute viral URI, and document in the patients’ charts that education on acute viral URI was given. Electronic medical records were used to review the charts of 120 male and female patient charts 18 years and older with a diagnosis of acute viral URI, pre- and post-educational intervention. Comparison analyses of the audits from pre- and post-educational intervention were used to evaluate the project’s outcome. The data analysis revealed 114% increase in the number of charts that met criteria of patient care enhancement, 25% increase in the number of providers documenting patient education given about antibiotic use for acute viral URI, and an 18% decrease in the amount of antibiotics prescribed for other then bacterial illness. Results demonstrated a positive outcome for educating nurse practitioners on patient care enhancement for acute viral URI.