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DNP Projects from 2020

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Using Five Wishes to Improve Advance Care Planning in A Maryland Primary Care Practice, Amanda Bridges, MSN, ACNP-BC

Quality Improvement: Enhancing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Checklist Skill and Patient-Centered Communication Knowledge for Nurses, Rhonda Brockington, DNP, FNP-BC

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Implementing a Digital Imaging Platform Using Tissue Analytics in a Level 1 Trauma Center, Victoria Donaldson, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

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The development, implementation and evaluation of an Evidence-Based Biohazard Training Program within a Pediatric Ambulatory Practice, LaKeshia L. Evans MBA, FNP-BC

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The Effect of Hypertension Education on Knowledge, Lifestyle Behaviors and Blood Pressure Management Among Parishioners in a Faith-Based Setting, Lynda N. Goodfriend, MSN, RN

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A Systems Perspective for Integrating a Community-Based, Family-Centered Nutrition and Exercise Program into a Preexisiting Physical Extracurricular Activity, Chayna Hardy-Taylor, MSN, FNP-C

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A Nurse Led Pre-Operative Patient Education Intervention and its Effect on Anxiety Levels in General Surgical Patients, Elisabet C. Harms MS, RN, CMSRN, CNEcl

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Utilizing a Mentorship Approach to Address the Underrepresentation of Ethnic Minorities in Senior Nursing Leadership, Kimberly Jean-Louis, MSN, MPA, RN, NEA-BC

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Time for Quiet Reducing Nighttime Interruptions in the ICU (TURN IN-ICU): Evaluation and Implementation of a Nonpharmacological Sleep Bundle to Improve Sleep Quality, Delirium, and Nighttime Sedation Requirements, Christina Junker, MSN, RN, CCRN

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Mitigating Delirium for the Elderly Post-Operatively Without Medication, Ann Lo Basso

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Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Prevent HF Readmissions in Rural Areas, Naydu Lucas, RN, MSN, MBA

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Combating Pediatric Obesity with a Community-Based, Family-Centered Pediatric Obesity Prevention Program, Hillary Mayers, MSN, FNP-C

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The Effects of Diabetes Self-Care Management Education Paired with Behavior Change Support Program Using Mobile Technology in Improving Disease Knowledge, Self-Care Activities, and Health Outcomes in Adult Type II Diabetes, Ji Min MSN, FNP-C

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Implementing the AMI READMITS Risk Assessment Score Within a Referral Protocol to Increase Referrals for Follow-up Among Patients with Type I Myocardial Infarction, Nailya Muganlinskaya, M.S.N., M.P.H., ACNP-BC, DNP graduate

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Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Protocol in the Emergency Department, Malvis Ndips Achonduh Tamon, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

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Effect of Care Transition Referral on Readmission Rates of Geriatric Patients Discharged from the Emergency Department, Kyla Newbould MS, RN

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Using multi-faceted validated tools to evaluate the functional outcomes and quality of life in patients undergoing elective spine surgery and associated referral patterns for post-hospital rehabilitation: A quality improvement project, Mercy Oigbokie, MSN, AGNP-C, APRN

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Implementation of a Provider in Triage Program in a Level III Emergency Department, Rachel Parmer MPH, MSN, FNP- BC

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Increasing Adult Influenza Vaccination Rates in the Primary Care Setting, Leah Prescott MSN, FNP-BC

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Educational Session to Improve the Knowledge and Confidence of State Agency Surveyors in Deficiency Citation of Immediate Jeopardy Findings in Nursing Homes, Aileen Renolayan, MSN, MA, RN, PHN

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The effects of non-pharmacological interventions consisting of earplugs and eye masks, reducing environmental factors to improve self-reported sleep quality in ICU Patients, Stephen Risch MSN, RN, CCRN, CCNS

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Improving Patient and Provider Engagement by Utilizing Ask Me 3®, Joseph G. Smith, MSN, ARNP, FNP BC

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Nurse’s Perception of Safety Culture and Patient Safety following Implementation of a Handoff Communication Process between Pre-operative and Operating Room Nurses, Tracy Willett, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CNOR

DNP Projects from 2019

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Effects of Teach-Back Method of Education on Knowledge of Heart Failure Self-Care Management and Post-Discharge Knowledge Retention, Ama Awuah-Asamoah MSN, RN, ACNP

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Examining the Association between Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Style in Nurse Leaders, Tammy Compagnone MSN, RN, CPEN

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Opioid Dosing’s Impact on Numeric Pain Rating Scale and Urine Toxicology Results, Christine Couperus–Mashewske FNP-BC, RN

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Self-Efficacy in Emerging Nurse Leaders: The Effects of a Virtual Community of Practice on Nurse Educators in a New Practice Role, Kevin Daugherty Hook MSN, MA, MS, AGPCNP-BC, CRNP

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Analysis of Parental Attitudes of Adolescent Vaccinations in the Retail Health Care Setting, Patrick William Denning MPH, MSN

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Evaluation of Patient Throughput in an Outpatient Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic, Samantha DePadova MSN, RN, ANP-C, OCN

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Online Sexual Health Education with Rural Independent Study Charter School Students, Crystal L. Gardner MSN, PHN, RN

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Improving Nursing Staffing Methodology and Nursing Sensitive Outcomes with the Addition of a Patient Centered Acuity Measure, Douglas C. Howard RN, MS, NE-BC

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A Pre/Post Intervention Study to Assess Social Capital through Bonding and Bridging among Federal Nurse Teleworkers, Carrie Jeffries MPH, MS, RN, ANP-BC, AACRN, AAHIVS, NEA-BC, FACHE

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Evidence-Based Practice Initiative for Staff Training to Reduce Adult Psychiatric Inpatient Restraints & Injuries, Mary Leveillee PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

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Change Agent Impact on Pain Management Experience through Lavender Aromatherapy: Evidence-Based Practice Project, Karen Mack MS, MBA, APRN, RN-BC, CCNS, ACNPC

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Reducing Unnecessary Phlebotomy Testing Using a Clinical Decision Support System, Valerie Strockbine MSN, RN, CPHQ

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Improving Nursing Students’ Attitudes and Beliefs About Transgender Clients Through the Use of a Simulated Clinical Experience, J. Alex Thompson MSN, M.Ed., RN, CNE

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Impact of Telehealth Education Versus Standard Care on Increasing Self-Efficacy Scores and Diabetes Knowledge in Adult Diabetics, Glenda A. Tisdale MSN RN

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The Association of Modified Early Warning Score on Patient Outcomes in Medical-Surgical Units in an Academic Medical Center, Gerundio Ursolino III, MSN, MBA, CCRN-K

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Effects of a Patient Progression Coordinator on Hospitalized Patient Progression Times, Amy C. Wright MSN, RN

DNP Projects from 2018

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Educating Oncology Nurse Practitioners to Provide Basic Palliative Care, Lynn Adams, DNP, MS, ANP-BC, AOCN

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Associations between Nurse Experience, Clinical Specialty Setting, and Level of Nursing Education with Adherence to Clinical Practice Guidelines for Inpatient Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination Administration, Amy C. Alsante, DNP, MS, RN, NE-BC, CHEP

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The Effect of Palliative Care Nursing Education to Improve Knowledge in Palliative Care of Hospital-Based Nurses Caring for Patients with Chronic, Serious Illness, Madelyn Rose Balicas, DNP, MS, ANP-BC

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Transitioning Experienced General Care Float Pool Nurses to a Critical Care Float Pool, Troy T. Betts, DNP, MSN, RN-BC

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Evaluating Transfer of Continuing Education to Practice: A Retrospective Mixed-Methods Study, Tiffany Bryant, DNP, MSN, RN-BC

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Differences in the Rothman Index Score in Evolving Emergent Events in Medical-Surgical Patients, Deborah Cardenas, DNP, MSN, RN, Paralegal

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Outcomes of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for GATA2 and DOCK8 Immunodeficiencies: Demographics and Transplantation Variables, Kristen M. Cole, DNP, MSN, RN, BMTCN, OCN

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Variables Related to Colon Cancer Screening Rates Among Male Veterans, Patricia D. Dotson, DNP, MSN, APRN

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The Effects of a Structured Teaching Session on Perceived Self-Efficacy among Mental Health Nursing Supervisors, Pamela Fess, DNP, MSN

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Incorporating Just Culture Principles into Clinical Learning Experiences, Paula Gendreau, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE

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Peer to Peer Review: Professional Development to Improve Feedback Skills and Self-Efficacy, Brittany H. Gnilka, DNP, MSN, RN-BC

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Differences in Preventable Cardiovascular-Related Versus Unavoidable Occupational Causes of Firefighter Fatalities on Duty, Amy Goad, DNP, MS, NP-C

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Assessing Employee Needs to Enhance a Workplace Wellness Program, Paige Herschend, DNP, MSN, BSN, BA

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Nurse Managers and Hospital Nurse Educators’ Views related to the Knowledge, Skill and Attitude Requirements of Newly Licensed Nurses in the Las Vegas and Salt Lake Valleys, Delos Jones, DNP, MSN, RN

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Cancer Screening Practices Among Sexual Orientation Groups, Scott Kilgore, DNP, MSN, BS, RN

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Effects of a Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation Program on Patient Depression, Michael R. LeGal, DNP, MSN-Ed, RN, CCRN-K

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Shelburne and Clark’s Harbour Quit Smoking: A Community-Based Smoking Cessation Initiative Process Evaluation, Georgeann Lois MacDonald MN: DNP, ANP, RN, ACCN, NP

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Moral Distress in Registered Nurses, Yvonne McMillan, DNP, BSN, MSN, NP-C

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Evaluation of CardioMEMS Heart Failure Device, Danielle Moe, MSN, RN

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Pilot Study of Anxiety, Depression, and Quality of Life in Patients with the Diagnosis of Metastatic Uveal Melanoma, Regine Nshimiyimana, DNP, BPharm, FNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, OCN, AOCNP

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Evaluation of the CareStartTM Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) Rapid Diagnostic test at Community and Health Center level, Cambodia, Bertha Nyagaya-Wojnarski, DNP, FNP-BC, MPH

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Effectiveness of Residency Training Programs for Increasing Confidence and Competence among New Graduate Nurse Practitioners, Heather Parkhill, DNP, MSN, FNP-C

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Identification of Risk Factors Associated with Falls in the Long Term Care Setting, Jacqueline L. Patel, DNP, MS, ANP-BC

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Effects of a Formal Educational Class on the Quality of Life in Patients Diagnosed with Hypothyroidism, Tahimina Popal, DNP, BSN, MSN, FNP-C

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Improving Primary Care Utilization for Transgender Patients at an FQHC, Timothie J. Rochon, DNP, RN, CNM

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Evaluation of Disparities in Healthcare Experiences Between Racial Identities and Age Cohorts, Christopher Ruckman, DNP, MBA, MSN, RN, CEN

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Missed Nursing Care Reported by Medical-Surgical RNs in a Community Hospital, Anne Schmidt, DNP, MSN, RN, APRN-BC, CENP

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Measuring Nursing Students’ Perceptions of Teamwork in a Multiple Patient Simulation, Christine Seaton, DNP, MSN

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Referral Patterns from Long-Term Care Services to Palliative Care: Perceptions of Directors of Nursing, Karen S. Sharrah, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

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Evaluating Patient Outcomes When Adding Licensed Practical Nurses to the Staffing Mix, Isabel C.M. Shephard, DNP, MSN, RN

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Evaluation of the Associations Between Unplanned Readmissions and the LACE Index and Other Variables, Cathy Stankiewicz, DNP, MSN, RN

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The Impact of Digital Education Delivery on Postoperative Pain Outcomes, Amber Stitz, DNP, MS, APRN, ACNS-BC, OCNS-C

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Effects of an Online Diabetes Self-Management Educational Class on Perceived Self-Efficacy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Samantha L. Sugarman, DNP, BA, BSN, MSN, FNP-C

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A Retrospective Study: Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in Breast Cancer Patients, Cheryl Ann Thaxton, DNP

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Evaluating the Impact of a Standardized Education Class on a Person Diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease, Stage IV, Nancy K. Uhland, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-C

DNP Projects from 2017

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A Retrospective Analysis of Surgeon Estimated Time and Actual Operative Time to Develop an Efficient Operating Room Scheduling System, Pearly T. Brown, DNP, RN, CNOR

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A Comparison of Influenza & Tdap Vaccination Rates by Characteristics of Child-Bearing-Aged Women, Francis Connor, DNP, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC

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Improved Outcomes Associated With an Early Mobilization Protocol Among Hip and Knee Replacement Patients, Emily Emma, DNP, RN-BC, ONC

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Variables Associated With Overweight/Obesity Among African-American Women with Hypertension and/or Diabetes, Monica A. Hamilton, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC

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Effects of a comprehensive bariatric program implementation on 30-day readmission and 30-day ER/infusion clinic visit rates due to dehydration, Azra Kukic, DNP, RN, CBN, ACM

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An Assessment of Errors and Near-Misses from Pre-Licensure Student Nurses, Megan Wolfe, DNP, FNP-C, MS Ed., RD, RN, CNE