Sixth National Doctors of Nursing Practice Conference Poster Presentations

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Improved Quality of Life and Medication Adherence in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease:
Self-management Education Intervention

Cassandra Almefty, DNP, BSN, RN

Preventing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Critically Ill Children Using a Bundle Approach
Judy Ascenzi, MSN, RN, DNP

Providing Expert Nursing Care to Vulnerable Children and Youth: A Collaborative Model of Care
Peggy D. Baikie, DNP, RN, PNP-BC, NNP-BC

Peri-operative Student Nurse Experience: A Template to Enhance Context and Learning in the Peri-operative Area
Catherine C. Barbieri, DNP,RN,CNOR

Antimicrobial Stewardship: Optimizing Clinical Outcomes through Computerized Clinical Decision Support
Doug Bartelt, DNP, APNP, NP-C

A Culturally Appropriate Evaluation Design for a Pacific Northwest Native American Community Coalition
Karen Dee Basra, DNP, RN

Increasing Colon Cancer Screening Rates With a Multi-Component Intervention in Three Satellite Community Health Centers:
A Quality Improvement Initiative

Kathleen Suzanne Birck, BA, BSN, MSN

Collaborative Doctoral Programs: Optimizing Resources in Mississippi
Barbara Boss, PhD, FNP-BC

Effect of a Group Medical Appointment on Glycemic Control of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Cora Caballero, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, CDE

An APN Home Care Intervention: Implementing Evidence Based Coping Mechanisms for Breast Cancer Patients
Meghan Coleman, RN, MSN, CRNP, AOCNP

Emotional Intelligence in Professional Life
Shawn Collins, DNP, PhD, CRNA

Interprofessional Collaboration and Access to Care in VA Homeless Programs
Kelly J. Conway, DNP, CNS

Perceptions of Interdisciplinary Communication and Implications for Collaborative Practice
Christine Costa, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC

Sick Child Care Needs Assessment
Jacqueline R. Costello, DNP, MSN, CPNP-PC

e-Leadership; Leading in a Virtual Environment
Lisa Diane Cowan, NP, DNP, NEA-BC

Transforming Orientation: Development and Evaluation of Education Modules Using Simulation to Transition
New Nurse Graduates to the Professional Role

Jill A. Crawford, RN, MSN, DNP

Primary Care Provider Satisfaction with a Comprehensive Discharge Summary Provided by a Freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center
Jeffrey Darna, DNP, APRN

The Effects of Cardiovascular Education on Knowledge and Perceptions of Self-Efficacy to Implement Behavior Change among
African Americans in a Church Setting
LaSonya A. Davis, DNP, FNP

Educate Faculty to Navigate an Electronic Health Record to Enhance Student Learning
Conni J. DeBlieck, DNP, MSN, RN

Transitioning Nurse Practitioner Program of Studies from MSN to post-BSN to DNP programs: What needs to be Considered
Mercedes Echevarria, DNP, APN

Factors Impacting Patient Choice of Nurse Practitioners as Primary Health Care Providers
Dee Everhart, DNP,MSED,FNP-BC

A Retrospective Chart Review: Changes of a West Texas School District’s Abstinence-plus Curriculum Based on
Adolescent Family Planning Visits within a Women’s Health Clinic
Gracie C. Flores, MSN, RN, FNP-C

Utilizing Evidence Based Practice to Achieve “Zero Tolerance” for Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs)
Jeffery Wade Forehand, MSN, RN-BC

Violence at the Bedside
Sarah Gabua, DNP (c), MSN, RN

Integrating Palliative Oncology Care into Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs
Marian Grant, BS, BSN, MSN, DNP, FPCN

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Disease Management in a Safety Net Clinic: Transforming Evidence into Practice
Marylin D. Hall, DNP, FNP-C

The DNP as a Leader in the Development of an Interprofessional Health Promotion Course for Graduate Allied Health Students
Tina S. Haney, DNP, MSN, CNS

Intimate Partner Violence:  Strategies for Screening and Referral
Patricia R. Kendrick, DNP, MSN, APRN, ENP/ FNP-BC, BSN, RN

The Role of APRNs in Pre-diabetes Screening
Tracie Walker Kirkland, APRN-ANP-BC, PNP-BC

DNP Capstone Projects:  Exemplars of Evidence-Based Practice Changes
Joyce M. Knestrick, PhD, CRNP, FAANP

Barbara A. Anderson, DrPH, RN, CNM, FACNM, FAAN
Suzan Ulrich, DrPH, CNM, FACNM

Critical Care Simulation Scenarios for Nurse Practitioner Orientation
Karen Kopan, RN, MSN, ACNP, DNPc

A Systematic Review: A Collaborative Partnership on Evaluating Graduate Nursing
Kim Kathleen Kuebler, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC

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Using an Evidence Based Practice Informatics Safety Assessment & Intervention to Improve Medication Safety
Among Community Dwelling Older Adults
Raeann Genevieve LeBlanc, DNP,ANP/GNP-BC

Implementing Sun Safety Policies and Education Programs in Primary Schools
Katherine H. Leigh, DNP, RN

Trauma Nurse Practitioner Workload Intensity Tool
Barbara Lome, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN

Policy Action: Innovative collaborative education for DNP students
Kem Louie, PhD, APN, CNE, FAAN

Clinical Practicum – Real work, Real experience.  A necessary stop along the way in healthcare informatics
Edward McAllen, BSN, MBA, RN

A Clinical Practice Dissertation and its Impact on Prevention of Catheter Related Blood Stream Infections: One DNP Student Experience
Paula McCauley, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CNE

Outcome Assessment of Chronic Health Conditions in a Clinic Serving a Medically Underserved Adult Population Transitioned
to a Patient Centered Medical Home in Preparation for the Affordable Care Act
Catherine Messinger, MSN, ARNP

Comparative Effectiveness Research: What is it and Why is it Important?
Kim Kuebler, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC

Kelli Miller, MSN, FNP-BC
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How Do We Improve Patient Flow in the Emergency Department?  A Lean Six Sigma Approach to Improvement Using Computer Simulation
Stephanie Moss, DNP, ANP-BC

An Early Inquiry into DNP Utilization in Michigan Public and Teaching Hospitals
Catherine Nichols, DNP, APRN-BC

Office-based Buprenorphine Treatment: Identifying Factors that Promote Retention in Opioid Dependent Patients
Shelly R. Noe, DNP, PMHNP-BC, RN

Assessing College Students’ Perceptions of a Health Care Model Implementing Telehealth
Denise  L. Orrill, DNP, APN, FNP-BC

Addressing Childhood Obesity in the Primary Care Setting: Are We Measuring Up?
Tracey Smith Page, MSN, APRN, FNP, DNP Student

The DNP Mind at Work: Application of DNP Competencies Post Graduation in George Mason University’s First Graduating Cohort
Lora Peppard, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Diabetic Foot Exam: A Strategy to Improve the Diagnosis and Prevention of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy,
Diabetic Foot Ulcer, and Lower Extremity Amputation

Gail Prothe, MS, APRN, BC-FNP/GNP, DNP

Active Video Gaming in an Urban, Under-served Charter School as a School Based Childhood Obesity Intervention
Courtney Reinisch, DNP

Rachel Lyons, DNP, CPNP-PC/AC, DCC
Sarah Kelly, PhD, RN

Blended Learning in the DNP Classroom: How do students learn best?
Elizabeth Rice, RN, PhD, PMHNP-BC

What is the Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone Scholarly Inquiry Project?
Kathleen Richardson, DNP, ARNP, NP-C, CEN

Effects of Depression, Social Support, Spirituality and Subjective Health on Blood Pressure in African Americans
Teresa Riddick, FNP-BC, DNP-student

Early Program Evaluation of the Impact of ELNEC Communication Education on Registered Nurse Death Anxiety
and Communication Apprehension Scores
Carol F. Robinson, DNP, RN

Ensuring Quality in DNP Education: PhD-DNP Collaboration to Implement a Balanced Scorecard Approach
Patricia A. Rouen, PhD, FNP-BC

Innovation of an Interprofessional Collaborative Primary Care Practice
Audrey Russell-Kibble, DNP, FNP-C

Improving Civility in the Mental Health Nursing Workplace: A Study of Leadership Strategy
LuAnn E. Sanderson, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, RN

Succession of Healthcare Leadership
Mary Shehan, DNP, NEA-BC

Clinical Scholarship: Bridging Academia and Practice
Jason Shuffitt, DNP, FNP-BC

Dating Violence: Promoting Awareness and Mitigating Risk through Nursing Innovations
Leslie Simons, APRN-BC

Lori A. Glenn, DNP, CNM, RN

Improving the Care of Patients with Sepsis Through an Inter-Professional Approach
Sue Sirianni, RN, DNP, ACNP-BC, ANP-BC, CCRN

Informed Choice by Prenatal Clients Regarding Genetic Screening Resulting in the Development of a
Provider Educational Toolkit on Prenatal Genetic Screening
Christy Lynn Skelly, ARNP, DNP

Developing an Evidence Based Care Map of Pregnancy Care for Women after Bariatric Surgery
Sarah Smith, DNP, CNM

Deployment of an Obstructive Sleep Apnea Program:  A DNP Challenge and Opportunity
Colleen K. Smith, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CMSRN

From Education to Policy to Practice: How DNP Preparation is Influencing Client Care in Disasters
Janice Springer, DNP, RN, PHN

Improving Patient Outcomes through Nurse Executive Leadership Faculty Practice
Kimberly Stephens, DNP, RN

The Sexual Activities and Norms of the Adolescent Population: Preparing the School Nurse
MaryAnn Troiano, DNP, APN-BC

Academic & Practice Partnerships: Collaborating to Promote Excellence in Clinical Nursing Education in the Academic Medical Center
Cathern S. Velasquez, DNP, RN, CPHM

Exploring the Use of the Acute Heart Failure Management Tool to Reduce Re-hospitalization
Sharon Vincent, DNP, MSN

Leading DNP Capstones Experiences in a Nurse Executive Leadership Program: Lessons Learned
Kimberly Whiteman, DNP, RN

What if the lady with the recipe dies? How a Unique Executive Nurse Scholars Program Built through Collaboration
between Academia and the Clinical and Private-Sector saved a DNP Program
P.J. Woods, PhD, MBA, RN