2011 Conference Poster Presentations

Sarah L. Abernathy, MSN, FNP-BC, DNP-Student
University of Southern Mississippi
Resource Care-Map for Rural Elderly Caregivers: A Pilot
Jackie L. Alexander, APRN, DNP, FNP-BC, AE-C
Nurse Practitioner/GVA-Vascular surgery; VA- Emergency Care
Project ABI: implementation of Evidence-Based Chronic Disease Care
Brittney K. Anderson, MS, BSHCA, CPNP, DNP Student
Jessica C. Walker, MS, CPNP, DNP Student
Arizona State University
DNP PNP Network
Leslie S. Arceneaux, DNP, FNP-BC, CNS, CDE
Northlake Gastroenterology and Associates
Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening: Developing an Open Access Pathway for Colonoscopy
Mary A. Bemker, DSN, PSYS and Christy Davidson, DNP
Capella University
DNP Power Boosts: A Look at the Integration of Policy into DNP Academic Preparation
Marshfield Clinic
Collaboration in an Outpatient Clinic Setting: Strengthening Care for Patients
Elaine Y. Bundy, DNP, FNP
Allergy and Asthma Health Care, University of Maryland School of Nursing
Improving Provider Compliance in the Use of an Asthma Action Plan
in an Outpatient Setting
Teri L. Bunker, MS, FNP
Bridge City Family Medical Clinic
You CAN be a Practice Owner
Vicki E. Burns, PhD, RN, APRN-BC
Bellarmine University
The PhD Perspective on Policy and Academic Leadership Issues for DNP Graduates
Suzanne M. Carrington, DNP, CNM
North Suburban Medical Center
Postpartum Hemorrhage:
Teaching Indigenous Mayan Traditional Birth Attendants in Guatemala
Ann H. Cary, PhD, MPH, RN; Patricia Lane PhD, APRN, FNP-BC;
Cindy Collins PhD, ANP-BC, GNP and Gwen George, DNP, FNP-BC

Loyola University New Orleans
Yours, Mine and Ours? Authorship Guidelines and Best Practice Policies for DNP Project Students and the Faculty who Chair them- a Conversation
JoAnn Coleman, DNP, ANP, ACN, AOCN
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Preoperative Assessment of the Older Adult Having Surgery for Cancer:
Information to Improve Postoperative Care
Cynthia R. Collins, PhD, ANP-BC, GNP
Associate Professor/ ANP/Loyola University of New Orleans
Positing Change in a Healthcare System:
How the DNP Leader can Present a Persuasive,Logical Argument
Jeannette T. Crenshaw, DNP, MSN, RN, LCCE, FACCE, IBCLC, NEA-BC
University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing
Kajsa Hilarie Brimdyr, PhD, CLC, Karin Cadwell, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANLC
Healthy Children Project, Cape Code, MA
Ann-Marie Widström, PhD, RN, MTC; Kristin Svennson, PhD, RN, MTD
Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Richard E. Gilder, BSN, MS, RN-BC, CNOR
Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, TX
Elizabeth H. Winslow, PhD, RN, FAAN
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, TX
Jane Dimmitt Champion, PhD, DNP, RN, FNP, CNS, FAAN
Texas Tech Health Sciences System School of Nursing, Lubbock, TX
Use of a Video-Ethnographic Intervention (PRECESS Immersion Method)
to Improve Skin-to-Skin Care and Breastfeeding Rates
Judy E. Davidson, DNP, RN, CNS, FCCM
Scripps Mercy Hospital
Developing Outcomes Reporting for the CNS Role
Kathleen C. Dennis, DNP (c), RN
University of Massachusetts Amherst/ Saint Mary’s Academy
“Kittie Wittie What a Pity” – School Bullying MUST STOP! DNP Leadership Through Policy Reform: the Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of an Anti-bullying Health Policy and School Action Plan in an Elementary School Setting
Kori A. Dewing, DNP, ARNP
Virginia Mason Medical Center and the University of Washington
Clinical Decision Support System Improves
Bone Mineral Density Screening Rates in 65 Year Old Women
Sharolyn K. Dihigo, MSN, CPNP-PC, DNP Candidate;
Brenda Reed, DNP, FNP-C and Misty Blaylock, MSN, FNP-C
UTA College of Nursing DNP Health Policy Students
Independent Prescriptive Authority in Texas: APRN’s Long Journey
Marion L. Donohoe, DNP, APN, CPNP-BC
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Immersion Into Public Health Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice:
Students Become Part of a Community
Donna A. Dowling, PhD, RN
Case Western Reserve University
How Can I Find Time For a Doctoral Program? Needs of Post Masters DNP Students
Sharron R. Forest, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC
Women & Children’s Hospital-Lake Charles, LA
Neonatal Nurses Preventing Maternal Smoking
Theodore D. Fox, RN-BSN, CPEN, DNP-Student
Florida State University
Perceived Barriers to Providing Oral Care to Mechanically Ventilated Patients
JoAnn B. Franklin, DNP, FNP-BC,GNP-BC, MHNP
Absolute Healthcare
Utilizing Body Mass Index as a guide for diagnosing Pre-diabetes and Diabetes and the Impact of Nurse Practitioner Health Promotion Interventions
Coretta D. Gervin, DNP,APRN-BC
Southwestern Emergency Physicians
Comparing Patient Flow with Midlevel Providers Initiating Treatment in Triage Versus Traditional Emergency Department Care
Toni R. Grant, DNP, ACNP-BC, ACNS-BC
Detroit Medical Center
Assisting Nurses to Assess Health-Related Website Credibility:
A Program Evaluaion
Rachelle Gray, MBA, MSN, FNP-BC, DNP Student
University of Detroit Mercy, John D. Dingell VAMC
Erectile Dysfunction in Men with Chronic Health Problems
Karen L. Gregory, APRN-BC, CNS, RRT, AE-C
Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic
Achieving Asthma Control in Pediatric Patients
Tyke C. Hanisch, DNP, APRN, FNP-c
Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing
Politics 101: Teaching APRNs How to Influence Health Policy
Kendra G. Hansen, ANP-BC, DNP student
University of St. Francis, Joliet IL
Risk Stratification in the Elderly to Minimize Bleeding: A Practice Guideline
Susan Hellier, DNP, CRNP
Robert Morris University School of Nursing
Norma Alicea-Alvarez, DNP, MSN, CRNP
Carlow University School of Nursing
Instituting a Policy Change to Increase Chlamydia Screening
Among Adolescent Females
Amy L. Hite, DNP, FNP-BC, ONC and
Cheryl Giefer, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC
Pittsburg State University
The Nursing Shortage and the United States Economic
Recession Policy Analysis
Amy L. Hite, DNP, FNP-BC, ONC; Mary Carol Pomatto, EdD, APRN, CNS and
Cheryl Giefer, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC
Pittsburg State University
Diane Ebbert, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC and Moya Peterson, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC
University of Kansas
Feasibility Process for New DNP Programs: A Capstone Project
Judy C. Honig, EdD, DNP
Columbia University School of Nursing
APRN Survey on Roles, Functions and Competencies
Susan Crocker Houde, PhD, ANP-BC: Angela Nannini, PhD, FNP-C;
Karen Devereaux Melillo, PhD, APRN, BC, FAANP, FGSA and Maria Halepis, BA
University of Massachusetts Lowell
DNPs Caring for the Under Served after Healthcare Reform
Jean B. Ivey, DSN, CRNP, PNP-PC
University of Alabama Birmingham
The DNP in Academe
Ivonne E. Johnson, DNP, ARNP
Central Family Practice
The Incidence and Epidemiologic Factors of Community-Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Suburban Family Practice in Florida
Jennifer H. Keeley, DNP, MSN, CRNP
Robert Morris University / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Appropriate Use Criteria for SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: An Epidemiological Retrospective Reivew in a Community-Based Hospital
Anita M. Kellam, DNP, MN, APRN, FNP-C
Fort Belknap Indian Health Center
Alcohol Screening Brief Intervention Training for
Fort Belknap Healthcare Providers
Cheryl A. Kruschke, EdD, MS, RN and Pamella Stoeckel, PhD, RN, CNE
Regis University
Perceptions of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Role in Care of
Older Persons in the US
Kathleen Ryan Kuntz, DNP, CRNP
Thomas Jefferson University
Implementing a Family Nurse Practitioner House Call Program for
Homebound Individuals With Functional Limitations
Anne F. Lake, APRN,FNP-C, DNP Candidate June 2011
Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing
Implementation of a Bone Health Program by the DNP in an Orthopedic Specialty Practice as Program Director
Heather L. Lane, DNP, CPNP-PC
West Valley Pediatrics
When to Say Enough: A Provider-Focused Portion Education Program
Quenlyn J. Larson, RN, CPNP, DNP
Case Western Reserve University
Loss of Consciousness, Vomiting, and Headache in
Children with Minor Head Injuries
Kara L. Lewis, DNP, FNP-BC
Fairview Health Services
Effective Nurse Leader Characteristics:
Recommendations For Leadership Success Of The DNP
Judith M. Malachowski, PhD, RN, CNE
Georgia College & State University
Picture It! New York, 1903! The Origins of Nurse Practice Acts in the United States
Audra C. Malone, DNP, FNP-BC
Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing
Evidence of Improved Clinical Practice and Policy Change by Implementing Practice Guidelines to Improve NP Assessment of
Pediatric Overweight and Obesity
Judith A. Maloni, RN, PhD, FAAN
Case Western Reserve University
Institutional Health Care Policy, Research, and DNP Scholarly Projects/Theses
Sonia L. McClinton, MSN, FNP-C, DNP Student
University of Southern Mississippi / GV (Sonny) Montgomery VA
Literature Review of Health Literacy in the Vulnerable Rural Elderly: Implications for the Doctor of Nursing Practice Leader
Kathleen T. McCoy, DNSc, APRN-BC, FNP, PMHNP/CNS
Brandman University School of Nursing & Health Professions
On Changing a Culture through Integrative Care
Karen L. McCrea, DNP, FNP-C
State University of New York- Institute of Technology
A Comprehensive Health Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan of Action
for Two Amish Districts
Rosemary E. Minnick, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC and
Retail Clinic/The Little Clinic
Julie Marfell, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
Frontier Nursing University
Retail Clinic/The Little Clinic
Evaluating the Impact of Nurse Practitioner Services on Perceived Health Status, Use of the Emergency Departent, and Self-Identification of Substance Abuse with Subsequent Use of a Substance Abuse Program at a Homeless Shelter
Ja’Net A. Nash, DNP, MS, MPH, FNP-C, CCHP
Parkland Health and Hospital, Jail Health Division, Dallas Texas
Syphilis Resurgence: Unlocking Dilemmas and Releasing Treatment Options
Deborah L. Nellis, DNP, RN, LNCC
American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
Assessing the Use of a Medical Malpractice Self Study Module
for Advanced Practice Nurses
Sandra M. Oliver-McNeil, DNP, ACNP-BC, AACC
William Beaumont Health Care System
30 Day Related and Unrelated Causes for Readmission Rate and Functional Status
in Heart Failure Patients After Internal Cardioverter Defibrillator
Carol M. Patton, Dr.PH, RN, FNP-BC, CRNP, CNE
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Janice Unruh Davidson, PhD, INS, APRN, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, FAANP
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Dr. Fedorka
Chamberlain College of Nursing
The Role of the DNP in Education and Application of
Smart Technology forHealthcare Reform
Nancy L. Pesta Walsh, DNP, RN, CNP
Frontier Nursing University
Mental Health Care Accessibility: The Implementation of Cross-Cultural Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy Sessions for the Treatment of Depression in Women at a Rural Health Clinic
Courtney E. Reinisch, DNP, DCC
Columbia University School of Nursing
Doctoral Preparation of Advanced Practice Nurses to Meet Societal Needs for Comprehensive Primary Health Care and Influence Policy
Michelle T. Renaud, PhD, MSN, presented by Carolyn M Rutledge, PhD, FNP-BC
Old Dominion University
Preparing DNP Health Care Team Leaders To Impact Policy
Patricia A. Rouen, PhD, FNP-BC
University of Detroit Mercy
Cultivating Interprofessional Collaboration to Enhance Excellence
in DNP Program Delivery
Sandra K. Santucci, RN, DNP, PhD-C
UNC at Chapel Hill, NC
A System Change: Expansion of Primary and Secondary HIV Prevention
in a Marginalized Community
Assanatu I. Savage, MA, BSN-RN- BC, DNPs
United States Navy
Impact of the Patient-centered Medical Home Model on Selected Patient Outcomes and Staff Satisfaction in a Primary Care Clinic
at a Military Treatment Facility
Sharon P. Schlosser, DSN, RN, CNE; Gretchen S. McDaniel, DSN, RN, CNE;
Arlene N. Hayne, DSN, RN; Margaret P Findlay, PhD, RN, CNE; and
Jane S. Martin, PhD, RN
Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, Samford University
DNP Capstone Projects: Pathways to Evidence-based Clinical Excellence
Sharon P. Schlosser, DSN, RN, CNE and Gretchen S. McDaniel, DSN, RN, CNE
Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, Samford University
Susan B. Stillwell, DNP, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN
Arizona State University College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation
DNP Students’ Knowledge of Evidence-Based Practice
Mary J. Schumann, DNP, MBA, RN, CPNP
George Washington University School of Nursing
Measuring Improvement in Pediatric Pain: Policies, Standards and Outcomes
Kathy F. Shaw, DNP, RN, CDE
University of Colorado Denver College of Nursing
Maureen Killeen, PhD, RN
Georgia Health Sciences University College of Nursing
Disparities in Mental Health Screening in Vulnerable Adults with Diabetes
Joseph F. Simonette, DNP(c), FNP, ACNP
Emergency Physician Medical Group
Effect of Triage Nurse Initiated X-Rays of Limb Injuries and the Subsequent Effects in Providing Efficient Healthcare Delivery as it Relates to Patient Satisfaction and Length of Stay in a Suburban Emergency Department
Tina M. Sinatra-Wilhelm, RN, DNP
D’Youville College
Nursing Process Versus Concept Mapping in Improvement of Critical Thinking Skills in Nursing Students Enrolled in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program
Sue Sirianni, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, CCRN, DNP(c) and
Maria Palleschi, APRN-BC, MSN, CCRN, DNP(c)
Detroit Medical Center
An Interprofessional Approach to Sepsis
Alisa D. Smith, DNP Student
University of Detroit Mercy
The Effect of Educational Interventions on Prostate Cancer Screening Participation
Melissa N. Stewart, DNP, RN, CPE
Our Lady of The Lake College
Improving Healthcare Outcomes by Addressing Health Literacy using
the UPP (Understanding Personal Perception)© Tool to Measure Patient Perception
of Understanding and their Ability to Act
Kelly L. Storrs, DNP, PCNP/FNP-BC
Lourdes Hospital
Conceptual Model of Primary Care for New York State
Terri W. Summers, DNP, RN
Clayton State University
A Simulation Strategy for Novice Registered Nurses
Martha E. Summers, DNP, FNP-BC, RN and Patty Hermosilla, DNP, FNP-BC, RN
West Virginia University School of Nursing
Taking the Show on the Road:
Increasing Access to Rural Health CareThrough Outreach
Tracey Taylor-Overholts, DNP
University of South Alabama College of Nursing
Integrative Approach to Evidence-Based Practice:
Collaboration of Scholars Model (CSM)
Sylvain Trepanier, DNP, RN, CENP
Tenet Healthcare Corporation
New Graduate Nurse Residency Program: A Cost-Benefit Analysis Based
on Turnover & Contract Labor Usage
MaryAnn F. Troiano, DNP, RN, APN
Monmouth University
Addressing Sexual Health with Your Patient:
Your Comfort Level Can Keep Them Healthy
Teresa S. Turnbull, MN, DNP, DCC and
Mary Cullen-Drill, DNP, APN-BC, DCC
Columbia University School of Nursing
DNP Practice Residency: Should this be the Future for DNP Education?
Patricia W. Underwood, PhD, RN, FAAN
Case Western Reserve University
Beyond the Classroom: DNP Students are Transforming Healthcare Policy
Elizabeth J. VanDyk, DNP, RN, APRN-BC, NP-C, CEN
William Paterson University
Improving Outcomes of Persons with Type II Diabetes through
Self-Management Education
Mary J. Vickers, DNP, RN, ACNS, BC
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
Sustaining Orientation Program Outcomes
Michelle L. Walker, DNPc, CRNP
Partnering for Health Services
Cost Comparison of Treating Uninsured Patients at a Hospital Based Free Clinic, Emergency Room, and Inpatient Hospitalizations: A Retrospective Chart Review
Tarry A. Wolfe, APRN, DNP Student
Mountain Health & Wellness
Long Acting Injectables to Improve Medication Adherence in Psychotic Disorders
Jaclene A. Zauszniewski, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN
Case Western Reserve University
DNP and PhD: Either is Possible. Both are Valuable
Patti R. Zuzelo, EdD, RN, ACNS-BC, ANP-BC, CRNP;
Patricia Bicknell, EdD, RN, ACNS-BC, CNL and Michael Kost, DNP, CRNA
La Salle University School of Nursing & Health Sciences
Influencing Perioperative Safety: The DNP-Prepared Nurse Anesthetist