2016 Poster Presentations in Alphabetical Order by Primary Author

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Educational Tools to Decrease Vaccine Hesitancy: A Collaborative Approach

Michelle M. Anderson DNP, MSN, FNP, Susan Strobel MPH, RN, and Kirsten Rosin RN, DNP Student

Childhood Vaccine Status and Correlation with Common Non-vaccine Preventable Illnesses: Improving Health Outcomes

Michelle M. Anderson DNP, MSN, FNP, and Cathy Arvidson PhD, FNP, RN, FAANP

Teaching Nursing Students to Provide Patient-Centered Transitional Heart Failure Education Using a Peer Teaching Strategy

Margaret A. Avallone DNP, RN, CCRN-K, CNE, and E. Renee Cantwell DNP, RN, CNE, CPHQ


A DNP/PhD Collaborative Partnership: Making a Difference and Having a Great Time Doing It

Jean M. Barry PhD, RN, NEA-BC, and Kristine Todd DNP, FNP-BC, RN-BC

Simulating Targeted Temperature Management in Post Resuscitative Care for Cardiac Arrest Patients

Rosalie C. Bennett DNP, AGCNS-BC, CEN, Kathryn Reid PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNL, Valentina Brashers  MD, FACP, FNAP,
Darla K.  Topley DNP, APRN, CCNS, and David Burt, MD

Improving Interprofessional Communication Across Transitions of Care for Patients with Stroke

Julia P. Blackburn MSN, RN, Karen Mutsch DNP, RN, Lynne A. Jensen PhD, APRN,
Erika Erlandson MD, and Jimmi Hatton-Kolpek PharmD

Diagnosing Delirium in the Emergency Department

Roxanne M. Buterakos DNP, RN, PNP-BC, AG-ACNP-BC

Rekindling the Passion for Nursing

Susan M. Cannon DNP, RN, NE-BC

Utilizing Nurse Practitioners as Leaders within the Patient Centered Medical Home

Rebekah M. Compton DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, and Reagan H. Thompson DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Nursing Collaboration Using Mobile-Health Technology in the Oncology Setting to Improve Patient Distress Scores & Nursing Efficiency

Veronica B. Decker DNP, PMHCNS-BC, MBA, MS, RN, BSN, and Heather Holdread RN, BS, BSN, MS, OCN

Developing A Collaborative Longitudinal Interprofessional Education Program Using Standardized Patients

Sarah J. Fincham DNP, ARNP, NP-C, and Anne Mason DNP, ARNP, PMHNP-BC

Interprofessional Perceptions of Collaboration in a Pediatric Hospital Setting: An Academic/ Practice Research Partnership

MaryDee Fisher DNP, RN, CPN, Susan Sterrett EdD, MSN, MBA, RN,
Heather L. Ambrose DNP, RN, CPON, CPN, and Donna M. Weyant MSN,  RN, CPN

Creating Stronger DNP Leaders Using the Concepts of Transformation Leadership

Jacinto Garrido DNP, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, Ruth McCaffrey DNP, APRN, FAANP, FAAN, and Humberto Reinoso PhD, FNP-BC, ENP-BC

Experiencing Interprofessional Collaboration and Education Through a DNP Lead Global Short Term Medical Mission

Joan Ginty DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, Margaret Whelan EdD, APRN, FNP-BC, 
Ethel Ulrich DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, and Denise Walsh PhD, RN


SPADES: Student and Preceptor Advancement in a Dedicated Education Site: Playing the Cards Dealt in Advanced Nursing Education and Practice

Katherine C. Hall PhD, RN-BC, CNE, Sandra K. Diffenderfer PhD, RN, CPHQ,
April Stidham DNP, FNP-C, RN, and Christine M. Mullins DNP, FNP-C, RN


Intraprofessional Collaboration in Nursing Education: Cases of Transition for DNP Prepared Nurses

Sara Hallowell DNP, RN, CPNP, Shelly Smith DNP, APRN-BC, and Jennifer Lloyd-Fitzgerald DNP, FNP-BC

Standardization of Pain Documentation to Improve the Quality of Pain Management

Emily N. Herbert MSN, FNP-C, and Sharon L. Kozachik PhD, RN

Use of Text Message to Provide Preventative Health Information to Adolescents and Beyond

Nichole Hickman RN, MSN, CPNP, and Gina L. Schaar DNP, RN

Establishing an Academic Practice Partnership in Long-Term Care: Challenges, Lessons Learned and Hope for the Future

Barbara L. Hooper DNP, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Mary K. Ziomkowski MEd, BSN, RN, BS, and Judith A. Christensen RN, DON-CLTC

Interprofessional Education: Building Partnerships and Breaking Barriers

Kelly Johnson DNP, RN, Holly Carter MSN, FNP-BC, and Shellye Vardaman PhD, RN-BC, CNE

Quality Improvement Project for Pregnancy Weight Management

Monica F. Ketchie DNP, APRN, CNM, ANP, and Jane T. Garvin PhD, APRN, FNP-BC

Feasibility and Effects of Heart to Heart (H2H) Program in Veterans with Heart Failure

Sun Min Kim DNP, RN, Julie Bazzo PsyD, and Helme Silvet MD, MPH, FACC


Inter-professional Collaborative Learning: Barriers and Benefits to Shared Learning between Nurse Practitioner and Physical Therapy Students

Valerie King DNP, FNP-BC, Patricia MacCulloch DNP, ANP, APRN-BC, and Joann Moriarty-Baron PT, DPT

Merging Academia and Practice – Innovations in DNP Collaborative Partnerships

Praba Koomson DNP, MSc. GPPH, CCM, PLNC, RN, Nisha Nair DNP, CNS/NE, MPA, RNC, CLEC, and Allison Wilson-Forbes MA

Improving Resident Outcomes by Educating Nursing Staff in Long-Term Care Facilities on End of Life Communication

Vera Kunte DNP, APN-C, CNE, Shari Isenberg-Cohen DNP, APN, and Mary L. Johansen PhD, NE-BC, RN

Applying Patient Engagement and Collaboration to Improve Education Delivery and Program Outcomes

Carolyn E. Latham DNP, RN, and Kelly A. Wolgast RN, DNP, FACHE, FAAN

Using Cognitive Rehearsal to Address Incivility and Improve Collaboration Among Nursing

Jennette S. Logan DNP, RN, Pamela Stoeckel RN, PhD, and Maija Anderson DNP, RN

Preparing for Disaster: Developing a Hospital Emergency Augmentation Team

Megan Matters DNP, RN, ACCNS-AG, CEN, Richard Westphal PhD, RN, PMHCNS/NP-BC,
Dorothy Tullmann PhD, RN, CNL, and Tom Berry, MHA


Ethical Leadership Among Nurse Managers

Janice Milligan DNP, MSN, RN-BC, CLNC

A Decennial Look at the DNP – and Back to the Future!

Rhonda M. Morgan DNP, RN, CCNS, APN, Geraldine M. Maurer DNP, CRNP, FNP-C, RNC-OB, MPM, 
AnnMarie Papa,DNP, RN, CEN, NE-BC, FAEN, FAAN, and Nina M. Trocky DNP, RN, NE-BC, CCRA

Rapid Response Team Training: Using Interprofessional Simulation As A Guide For Responders

Michelle I. Schweinfurth DNP, RN, CCRN, Amy C. Taylor BSN, RN, CCRN, and John W. Brinson RRT


Improving Early Diagnosis and Intervention of COPD in Primary Care

Kimberly F. Shelton DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, and Diane Y. John PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC

Teaching Team Process for Interprofessional Care

Jason T. Slyer DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CNL, FNAP, and Joanne K. Singleton PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FNAP, FNYAM

“Be the Change”- Interprofessional Education to Impact DNP Practice

Sharon L. Strang DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, Linda J. Hulton RN, PhD,
Carol C. Dudding PhD, CCC-SLP, Anne Stewart PhD, and Joy Harnage DNP, RN, NE-BC

Interprofessional Clinical Assessment Rounding & Evaluation Project (Project I-CARE)

Terri W. Summers DNP, RN, Rosiland S. Harris DNP, RNC, ACNS, BC,
Pamela Gordon DNP, RN, CPNP, and Lila Gunter RN, MSN


Active Steps for Diabetes: An Interprofessional Approach to Improved Patient Influenced Diabetes Outcomes

Ta’Neka C. Vaden DNP, APRN, WHANP-BC, Kathy K. Hager DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CDE,
Gina L. Pariser PT, PhD, LDE, and Dawn Hall-Bibb PT, PhD, MPT


Can Face-to-Face Meetings Before Hospital Discharge Improve Telephone Follow-Up Reach Rates for Adult Medicine Patients?

Franz Henryk Vergara RN, MSN, ONC, Nancy Sullivan DNP, RN, 
Daniel J. Sheridan PhD, RN, FNE-A, SANE-A, FAAN, and Chakra Budhathoki PhD


The DNP Project and Sustainability of Improvements: Key Ingredients and Strategies

Mary Jo Vetter DNP, RN, AGPCNP-BC, and Rona F. Levin PhD, RN

Can the Use of Urgent Care Clinics Improve Access to Care Without Undermining Continuity in Primary Care?

Sally M. Villaseñor RN, DNP, ACNP-BC, and Helene J. Krouse PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN

Theories of Different Modalities to Prevent Medication Errors During Transitions of Care

Justin M. Waryold DNP, APRN, ANP-C, ACNP-BC, and Patricia E. Moran DNP, APRN, ANP-C

System-Level Strategies for an Interprofessional Value-Based CMS Medicare Annual Wellness Visit

Lisa D. Wright RN, ANP-C, CPHQ, DNP, Carolyn Rutledge FNP-BC, PhD, and Kathie Zimbro RN, PhD

The Ongoing Case for Preoperative Teaching and Stoma Marking in the General Surgery Population

Katherine M. Zimnicki DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN, and Meghan C. Smith MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC, WOCN