Poster Presentations for the Seventh National DNP Conference

Seventh National Doctors of Nursing Practice Conference
Poster Presentations

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Cost Effectiveness of an IV Team in Lowering Central Line Associated BloodstreamInfections (CLABSI)
Vivek Agnihotri DNP, APRN, Daria Narpierkowski DNP, RN, ANP-BC, CNE

Using the Situated Model of Learning in Leadership to guide FNP DNP Students in Projects that Integrate Public Health and Primary Care Objectives
Sarah H. Ailey, PhD, APHN-BC, CDDN
Heart Failure Re-Admissions: Factors Associated with Re-admissions of Older Adults from Skilled Nursing Facilities and Nursing Homes
Folashade Akande FNP-C, MSN-CNS, BSN,
Orrine Jurgens PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAHA
Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Let’s Get Them Under Control
Normadeane Armstrong PhD, ANP-BC
From the Starting Gate to the Flag: Lessons Learned on the DNP Journey to Practice
Patricia Bader FNP-BC, ANP,  Jessica L. Kozlowski CPNP-PC, RN,
Sonja P. Furse PMHNP
Nurses as Second Victims of Medication Errors
Kristin Belderson DNP, MS, RN, CPON
Utilizing Data from Quality Improvement Projects More Effectively: Design of a Data Mart
Margaret Bell MPH RN CMPE, Susan McBride PhD, RN-BC, CPHJMS
The Flipped Classroom: Using Finance Modules for DNP Students
Barbara Berg DNP, RN, PNP, CNS, CNE, Pamella Stoeckel PhD, RN, CNE,
Cheryl Kruschke EdD, RN, CNE
Creating a Curricular Model to Introduce Young Health Science Students to Interprofessional Practice: a Community-Wide Collaborative 
Joan T. Bickes DNP, RN, PHCNS-BC, Margaret FalaheeDNP, APRN
Demonstration of Exemplary Interdisciplinary Collaboration Between Physicians and Certified Nurse-Midwives in a Military Treatment Facility 
Ruth Boone CNM, MN
Palliative Care: Can Education Decrease
Fear of Death in Long Term Care Nurse

Sharon Bronner MSN, GNP-BC
A Policy to Change Practice Regarding Sexual Expression of the Elderly Living in Long Term Care Facilities and Education of Care-giving Staff
Ralmetha Brooks MSA, BSN, RN, CDONA, FACDONA
Enhancing Interprofessional Healthcare Team Dynamics, Collaboration, and Communication Through Art
Casey N. Burnett DNP, RN
Centering Pregnancy and the Triple Aim – A  Complete Counterpart
Judith M. Butler DNP, CNM
The Quality Hour – ” The Finance of a Fall”
Tricia Casler RN, BSN, Rick Claycamp RN, BS, CMSRN,
Sally Gillam, DNP, MAHS, Mike Lopez MBA, BSN, RN, CEN
Enhanced Discharge Process to Reduce 30-Day COPD Readmission Rates:
A Quality Improvement Project

Paige Chavers DNP,  ACNP-BC, MSPH
Development of a Public Health Initiative with a Coalition of Community and Neighborhood Resources Using Community-Based Participation
Wendy Clark DNP, FNP-BC
Factors Impacting Army Nurse Anesthetists: Preferences for Rural Health upon Military Retirement
Josh Compton CRNA, Carolyn Rutledge PhD, FNP-BC
Safety Net Providers Common Successes, Barriers, and Challenges in Implementing Electronic Health Records and Reaching Meaningful Use
Martha Culver MSPH, RN
The Impact of an Education Program for CHF Informal Caregivers on Their Understanding of the Disease, CHF Patient Readmission Rates and Healthcare
Cindy Pratt Davis MS, NP-C
Development of a Robust Intervention to Reduce Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections in An Acute Oncology Patient Population in An Academic Setting
Gina DeGennaro DNP, RN, AOCN, CNL, Tanya Thomas BS, BA, RN, OCN
Nurse Caring Enhancements of Caring Model (TCM): Four Education Modules to Improve Nurse Communication and Patient Satisfaction
Sharon K. Dingman DNP,  MS, RN
Improving Bed Turnover with a Bed Management System
Pamela Douglas-Ntagha JD, MSN, MBA, RN
The DNP in Academia
Colleen Dutile-Koob DNP, PNP, CNE
Improving Neurodevelopmental Follow-Up in Children with
Single-Ventricle Congenital Heart Disease

Stephanie Esparza DNP, CPNP
Motivational Interviewing as a Means to Increase Physical Activity
in Low Income Women

Margaret Falahee DNP, APRN
Weaning per the Tracheostomy Management Protocol for Downsizing and Decannulation in Adults in a Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) Hospital
Diana “Kay” Fauss DNP, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, CCRN
An Interdisciplinary Education Initiative to Promote Blood Conservation in Cardiac Surgery
Tamara S. Goda DNP, ANP-BC
Transitioning from Adolescent to Adult Providers:
Bridging the Gap in Pediatric Heart Transplant Care Through
the Development of a Transition Program

Sara Hallowell DNP, RN, CPNP-PC
The Impact of Behavioral Interventions on Hand Hygiene
Kelli Hand MSN, MBA, Carolyn Schreeder MSN, DM
Overweight and Obesity in U.S. College Freshmen: An Integrative Review
Nichole L. Hartman DNP, FNP-BC
A Worksite Wellness Toolkit for Small Employers
Sharon S. Hendrix DNP, FNP-BC
Pre Admission Nutrition Assessment of Geriatric Patient Undergoing Elective Total Joint Revision
Amy Herrington DNP, RN, CEN
Faith-Based Health Ministry: An Analysis of Faith-Based Health Screening and the Reduction of Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Addie P. Herrod DNP, FNP-BC, Debra Whisenant PhD, MSN, MSPH
Development of a VTE Screening Tool and Prophylaxis Protocol for the Pediatric Population: An Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Rebecca Heyne DNP, PhD, RN, CPNP, CNE, WCC
Decreasing Glycosalated Hemoglobin with Nutrition, Exercise and Bi-Weekly Telephone Calls
Shondell Hickson MSN, APN, ACNS-BC, FNP-BC, Patty Orr EdD, MSN, RN,
Brenda Shaffer DNP, RN-BC, NE-BC
Building Simulation to Build Strong Nurses
Mary K. Hill DNP, MSN, RN-BC, OCN
The Use of Acupressure in Ambulatory Surgical Patients at High Risk for Post-Operative Nausea and Vomiting
Debra Hofmann DNP, APNP, RN, ACNS-BC
Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation and Focused Professional Practice Evaluation
Sharon L. Holley DNP, CNM, Christain Ketel MSN, RN-BC
Non-Traditional Partnerships: Making the Business Case and Transforming Healthcare One DNP at a Time
Mary Hooshmand PhD, MS, RN, JoAnn Trybulski PhD, ARNP, DPNAP
Supporting the Continuation of Breastfeeding in the Workplace: Translation of a Corporate Lactation Program to a Suburban School System Setting
Kathleen M. Howard, DNP, FNP(c), BSN, RN, IBCLC
Dual Certification in Primary and Psychiatric Mental Health Care for Advanced Practice Nurses: A Health Care Delivery Innovation
Debra Johnsen MSN, FNP-BC, Suzanne Perraud PhD, PMHCNS-BC,
Donna Martsolf PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN
Awareness Improves Medication Reconciliations in a Rural Hospital
Kelly Johnson MSN, RN, Amy Spurlock PhD, RN, Shellye Vardaman PhD, RN-BC, CNE
Adolescent Perceptions of Sexual Health Education
Transmitted Via Social Media

Krista Jones DNP, ACHN, RN
Implementation of Vanderbilt Anticipatory Care Team Model
April Kapu DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, Pam Jones DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Nancye Feistritzer DNP, RN
Getting the most from a Distance DNP Education: DNP Graduates Affecting Changes in Quality Health Care through Leadership and Health Policy
Deborah Karsnitz DNP, CNM, FACNM, Diane Y. John PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, Gwendolyn Short DNP, MPH, ARNP, Susan M. Yount, PhD, CNM, WHNP-BC, FACNM
Implementation Plan for EMR and Beyond
Lori Katterhagen DNP, RN, CMSRN, CENP
Immunizations across the Lifespan
Maria Kenneally DNP, APRN, FNP- BC
Barriers to Real-Time Charting and the Electronic Health Record
Cynthia Kidd MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, Vanessa Bloyard MSN, APRN, FNP-C, Lisa Woodrow MSN, RN, CENP, Emily Jestes MSN, RN, CNL
“But I live in poverty….” Bridging the gap of Type 2 diabetes care
Anita King DNP, MA, FNP-BC, CDE, FAADE
Characteristics of Nurses Who Use Social Media
Y. Mai Kung DNP, MPH, MN, FNP-BC, Sanghee Oh PhD
Implementing a Culturally Sensitive Lifestyle Educational Program on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Black Caribbean Immigrants at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
Devanand Lackraj DNP
Nurse Practice Review Process Development & Pilot: Transformational Leadership
Andrea Lee-Riggins APRN-CNS, CCNS, CCRN
Applying Lean Methodologies to Improve Patient Through-put Processes in an Outpatient Oncology Infusion Center at a Comprehensive Cancer Center
Paula Lewis-Patterson MSN, NEA-BC
Improving Hospital Outcomes through the Proper Implementation of Nurse Practitioners
Megan Liego DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CNS, CSC, Susan A. Dragoo DNP, RNC-OB, WHNP, FNP
Enhancing the Primary Care Management of Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions through Interprofessional Doctor of Nursing Practice Education
Bobby Lowery PhD, MN, FNP-BC, Carol Ann King DNP, MSN, FNP-BC,
Michelle Taylor-Skipper DNP, MSN, FNP-BC
The Implementation and Use of Mindfulness in Reducing Stress/Compassion Fatigue with Faculty in an Urban School Setting
Mary Kay Maley DNP, APN, FNP-BC
Educating Primary Care Providers on Evidence Based Injection Therapies for Myofascial Pain Disorder
Gary Mann DNP, FNP-BC
Screening Practices of Nurse Practitioners for Mild Cognitive Impairment
Margaret McIlwain MPH, MSN, FNP-BC
Impact of Local School Wellness Policy on Body Mass Index
Miriam McLarty DNP, RN, CNE, Deborah Pettit Whisenant PhD, RN, John Hill PhD
Using Patient Activation to Transition Patients from Hospital to Home
Mary McLaughlin-Davis DNP, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCM
Telehealth and Phone Care Initiatives to Reduce Congestive Heart Failure Readmission Rates
William Messina DNP, RN, MSHSA, FACHE, NEA-BC
Fast Track Clinics: How Effective Are They in the Military?
Margaret Mosley APRN, DNP(s), FNP-C, Carolyn Rutledge PhD, FNP-BC
Implications of COPD Patient Perceptions of Discharge Readiness
Karen Mutsch DNP, RN, CDE, Xiaoni Zhang PhD
Cultivating and Refining Clinical Knowledge and Practice: Relating the Boyer Model of Scholarship to the DNP Graduate
Daria Napierkowski DNP, RN, ANP-BC, CNE, Brenda Marshall EdD, APN-BC,
Cheryl Hollema DNP, FNP, BC, Kimberly Prado DNP, ANP-C, RN
Caring for the Caregivers: Implementation of a Nursing Burnout Strategic Plan
Amanda J. Newman MSN, RN, NE-BC, Mikel W. Hand EdD, RN, OCN, NE-BC, NEA-BC
Patient Satisfaction: Communication with Nurses
Cathy Oni DNP, MSN, RN

Falls Prevention Educational Program
L. Dee Ott DNP, APRN, FNP-C

A Novel Home Follow-up Program for High Risk Infants
Rupalee Patel RN, BSN, C-PNP, MSN, IBCLC, DNPc,
Adebola Olarewaju MSN, PNP-C, BSN, RNC, Sunshine Weiss MD
The Use of Digital Storytelling in Nursing Education
Deborah Price DNP, RN, Linda Strodtman Phd, RN, Elizabeth Brough PhD, RN
Adventures in Writing: Creating a Legacy of Expertise
Kathy Reavy, PhD, RN

Screening for Eating Disorders using the SCOFF Questionnaire
Kathleen Rindahl DNP, FNP-BC

DNP’s Emergence Into Academia
Lisa Robinson DNP, NP-C
Using the Integrative Research Review (IRR) Process to Impact Health Care Delivery
Debi Sampsel DNP, MSN, BA, RN, Rhonda Oldham DNP, MSN, RN
Perceptions of Weight Loss Experience Between African Americans and Caucasians
Sharon Sawyer-Martin, DNP, RN, CNS
Post-Discharge Telephone Calls and Readmission Rates: A Correlation Study
Marisa Schwartz DNP, FNP-BC
Partnering with Patients for Improved Outcomes
Brenda Shaffer, DNP, RN-BC, NE-BC, FNP-BC
Telemonitoring of Chronic Disease: App-Based Symptom Tracking in Pediatric Asthma
Erin Shankel DNP, FNP-BC
Integrated Care of the Diabetic-Oncology Patient
Janelle Sharma DNP, MSN, FNP-BC
Primary Care within a Community Mental Health Center: An Innovative Approach to Whole-Person Care
Laura Sidlinger DNP, APRN-C, Paula Ellis DNP, CARN, NEA-BC
Informed Choice in Practice: A review of One DNP Capstone Study and the Implications for Your Practice
Christy Skelly WHNP-BC, DNP
Impact of Social Support on Symptoms of Depression and Loneliness in Survivors of Suicide
Erika Spino DNP, PMHNP,  Tom Cline, MBA, PhD, Kirstyn Kameg DNP, PMHNP-BC
A Quality Improvement Project Implementing Evidence Based Depression Screening Model in a Clinic for Uninsured Adults
Umeika Stephens DNP, PMNHNP-BC, FNP-BC
Let’s Move It! Implementing a Mobility Protocol in an Acute Care and ICU Area
Darla Topley DNP, MSN, CCNS
Women and Heart Disease-Getting to the Heart of the Matter
Ethel Ulrich DNP, MS, ANP-BC
The Prevalence of Alcohol, Marijuana, Tobacco and other Illicit and Licit Substance Exposure in Pregnant Women Admitted During Labor
Korinne Van Keuren DNP, RN, MS, CPNP-AC, PNP-BC,RNFA, WOCN, Priya Jegatheesan MD, FAAP, Rachel Khathuria RN, BSN
The Experience of Latino Parents of Hospitalized Children During Family Centered Rounds
Lisa Walker-Vischer DNP, RN, CNS, CCRN
Population Health Evaluation and Improvement: Leveraging Stakeholders to Achieve Healthy Communities
Kathryn Whitcomb MSN, RN, Lisa A. Campbell DNP, RN, APHN-BC,
Martha Culver MSPH, BSN, RN, Chris McClanahan DNP, RN, CEN

Bringing Technology to the Bedside: Using Smartphones to improve Interprofessional Communication
Malinda Whitlow DNP, FNP-BC, RN

Fall Prevention Algorithm for the Older Adult Population: A  DNP Project Utilizing Evidence-Based Practice and Translational Research
Jeffery Williams DNP, RN, CCRN, CCNS
Impact of a Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program for Patients Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit
Joanne Williams-Reed DNP, MS, RN-BC, CNS, Kathie S. Zimbro PhD, RN
Intensive Outpatient Care Team: An extra layer of care for complex patients
Teresa Wolber DNP, Shannon Edmonds MN, FNP-DNP, ARNP-BC
Improving Health in a Rural Community through a Hypertension Program
Martha Zinn DNP, APRN, FNP-BC