Poster Presentations for the 2010 Conference

The talent and expertise shared by colleagues around the country is greatly appreciated. Below is a listing of poster presenters in alphabetical order.

Margret (Peg) Ackerman, DNP, APRN
Commonwealth Care Alliance Clinical Group

Developing and Implementing Best Practice Protocols for a Senior Care Options Program

Barbara Berg, DNP, RN, CNS, PNP, CNE
Regis University

DNP Scholarship Reconsidered: Explanation and Application of the Boyer Model 
Kathleen Buckley, PhD, RN, IBCLC
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Transition of a Doctoral Program to a Blended Course Delivery Method with Web-Conferencing 
Joseph Burkard, DNSc, CRNA & Debra Palmer, DNP, FNP-BC, ONP-C
University of San Diego

Evidence Based Practice – Fostering Nursing Scholarship through Academic Service Partnership 
Dawn Carpenter, DNP, MS, ACNP-BC
University of Massachusetts, Worcester

Implementation of an Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines to Improve Family Communication in an ICU 
Thomas Christenbery, PhD, RN & Donna B. McArthur, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN

A Contemporary Model for Mentoring New DNP Graduates 
Elizabeth Cooper, DNP, RN, CNL, CNE
University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Creating a Culture of Professional Development: A Milestone Pathway Tool for Registered Nurses 
Maureen (Reni) Courtney, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC
University of Texas Arlington

DNP Leadership Opportunities in the Patient-Centered Medical Home: Your Time is Now 
Ellen Daroszewski, PhD, APRN
Western University of Health Sciences

An E-Portfolio System to Archive, Organize, and Evaluate Evidence of Learning in a DNP Program 
Kathryn Ellis, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ANP-BC
Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Evaluating the Use of Standardized Patients in Genetics Education for Nurse Practitioner Students 
Laura Ann Fillmore, DNP, MSN, RN
Touro University

Implementing Nursing Rounds to Improve Nurses Morale and Patient Outcomes 
JoAnn Franklin, MSN, RN, FNP, GNP, Psych NP, DNP Student
Great Mines Health Center, Potosi, MO

Test of Change: Self Management of Diabetes Risk Reduction Project 
Dianne Fuller, DNP, MS, FNP-BC
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

A DNP Leader – Coaching Community Collaborators in Victim Centered Care 
Rosanna M. Gartley, CRNP, DNP-c & J. Lynn Prosser, CRNP, DNP-c
Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA

Prevent Work-Related Musculoskeletal Injuries: Approach to Workplace Wellness 
Dawn Lee Garzon, PhD, CPNP, FAANP & Roberta K. Lee, DrPH, RN, FAAN
University of Missouri – St. Louis

Only Those Who Do Nothing Make No Mistakes: Developing a DNP Program 
Donald Grimes, DNP, RN
Regis College, Weston, MA

Simulating Health Records in Nursing Education (SHRINE) 
Donald Grimes, DNP, RN
Regis College, Weston, MA

Second Degree Nursing Students’ Reports of Professional Values in Traditional and Nontraditional Programs 
Donald Grimes, DNP, RN
Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Examining Hand-off Communication Between Nurses at the Change-of-shift: Quantifying the Core Data Elements 
Colleen Harris, MSN, MBA, RN-BC, CCM, DNP Student
University of Texas at Tyler College of Nursing

Independent Practice for the DNP 
Patty Hermosilla, DNP, FNP
West Virginia University School of Nursing

Initiating a Practice Change: Prescribing Probiotics Concurrently with Antibiotic Therapy 
Lela Hobby-Burns, DNP, MSN, RN
University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA

Implementing Oral Health Services in Pediatric Practices: A Translational  Study of the Influence of an On-Site Public Health Nurse Educator

Lisa Hogan, DNP, CRNA
University of New England, Portland ME

A Quality Improvement Study Examining the Effects of Education on Noise Levels in the Operating Room 
Eve Holzemer, MSN, RN, ANP, DNP Student
Department of Neurology & Psychiatry at Saint Louis University

Improved Patient Safety and Outcomes During the Induction Phase of Warfarin Therapy 
Marchina Tolbert Jones, ARNP, GNP, MSN, DNP Candidate
Johns Hopkins Medicine Occupational Clinic

Assessing Adult Attitudes Toward End-of-Life Issues and the Execution of Advanced Directives

Scott Lamprecht, DNP, RN
Touro University Nevada

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Screening in Adolescent Athletes 
Robin Lawson, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, NP-C, CCRN
University of South Alabama

BSN-DNP Emergency Nursing Specialization (Family-Adult Acute Care NP Dual Role) Program Plans and Methodologies 
Noelle Lipkin, MSN, ARNP-BC, RN, DNP student
Gulf Coast Practitioner Services

Dialogue: Nurses as Leaders in Social Ecology 
Susan Loushin, BS, MA, RN, DNP Student
Augsburg College, Brooklyn Park, MN

The Caring Connection: Using Leadership Metis to Facilitate Community Outreach for Hospital-Based Nurses 
Mary Marchetto, DNP,  APRN
VA Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore, MD

Implementation and Evaluation of a Structured Mentoring Program for New Nurse Managers 
Juli Maxworthy, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN, CNL, CPHQ and KT Waxman, DNP, MBA, RN, CNL
Saint Francis Memorial Hospital & University of San Francisco, CA

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree and the Nurse Executive: The Perfect Combination 
Karen McClure, DNP, CRNP
Assistant Professor, FNP Program and Global Health
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Implementation of a Village Health Worker Program in Rural Cambodia 
Susan McCrone, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
West Virginia University School of Nursing

The Capstone Experience from Faculty and Student Perspectives: Educational Strategies for Creating Leaders in the
Translation of Evidence into Advanced Practice
Veronica Quattrini, DNP, CRNP
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Evaluating Patient Acuity and Resource Allocation in Emergency Department Fast Tracks 
Teresa Ritchie, APRN, FNP-BC, DNP Student
West Virginia University School of Nursing

Evaluation of the Impact of the COPE Healthy Lifestyles TEEN Program in a Rural High School Health Class 
Charisse Rivers, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
North Dallas Medical Clinic

Improving School Nurses’ Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Functional Urinary Incontinence in Children 
Leissa Roberts, DNP, CNM
University of Utah College of Nursing

Use of FOCUS Format & Deming’s PDCA Cycle to Create an Alternative Pain Assessment Model 
Tracie Schwoyer-Morgan, DNP, RN, MS, CRNP
BravoHealth, Inc./ WeCare PDS

Does an Educational Intervention Change the Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Advanced Directives and the Completion of the
Maryland Life-Sustaining Treatment Options Form in Patients in the Nursing Home?
Shelly Scott-Castell, ARNP-C, DNP Student
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Retrospective Analysis of HCC Screening in Cirrhotic Patients 
Susan Shirato, MSN, CCRN, DNP Student
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Screening Intervention for Cardiovascular Risk in Women: Putting Prevention into Practice 
Cindy Smith, FNP-BC, RN, MSN, CCD, DNP Student
Pars Osteoporosis Clinic, Belpre, OH

Community Based Osteoporosis Educational Interventions Led by a Healthcare Professional for Those at High Risk for the Disease 
Kimberly Stephens, DNP, MSN, RN
Waynesburg University

The Effects of Simulation on Pediatric Peripheral Intravenous Success Rate 
Kimberly Stephens, DNP, MSN, RN
Waynesburg University

Improving Quality through Collaboration: Bridging the Gap between Education and Practice 
Laurence Stephens, DNP, CRNA
Private Practice 

Assessment of Attitudes Toward Maximal Sterile Barrier for the Placement of Labor Epidurals 

Sheila Stephens, RN, DNP, MBA, AOCN
West Virginia University

Developing policy leadership competence: Taking your seat at the table 
Martha Summers, DNP, FNP-BC
West Virginia University

The Development, Implementation and Evaluation of a System Based Physical Activity Promotion Program in a Free, Rural, Primary Care Clinic 
Mary Terhaar, DNSc, RN and Julie Stanik Hutt, PhD, CANP, FAAN
School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University

Analysis of DNP Scholarship, Rigor and Innovation 
Mary Jean Vickers, DNP, RN, ACNS, BC
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, MN

Innovation in Nursing Orientation 
Elizabeth Visone, RN, MSN, APRN, BC, DNP Student
Windham Medical Group, University of Massachusetts

The Effects of Probiotics on Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea in the Elderly Residing in an Extended Care Facility 
Judith Webb, DNP, ANP, Palliative Care NP
MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA

Life After the Death of a Loved One: Long-term Distress Among Surrogate Decision Makers 
Kathryn Waud-White, DNP, CRNA, RN and Mary Zaccagnini, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, AOCN
Nurse Anesthesia Educators

A Template for the DNP Scholarly Project 
Kimberly Whiteman, DNP, RN
Waynesburg University

Building Academic-Clinical Partnerships: An Innovative Learning Environment for DNP Students 
Vicky Ayres Wolf, DNP, FNP-BC
Robert Morris University

Hypertension Prevalence and Self-Reported Salt Consumption in Two Kenyan Communities 
Marie G. Young, DNP, MSN, MPH, FNP, PMH-NP
University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Adolescent HPV Prevention: A Model for Health Education, and Risk Reduction in Primary Care 
Jan Lamarche Zdanuk, DNP, FNP-BC, APRN, CWS, FACCWS, FAANP
Clinica Mi Doctor Family Practice, Fort Worth, TX

A Randomized Controlled Trial Utilizing Evidence-Based Research to Improve Diabetic Outcomes through Education in the Hispanic Population