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 Falahee DNP, 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


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


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