DNP Public Presentations

Doctor of Nursing Practice students complete a scholarly project which capsulates their degree program. The public is invited to watch their final presentations and learn about the research they have conducted and system solutions they have defined. 

 

Tuesday, April 30 - 2-530 Mayo

Time: 12:40 - 1:00 p.m.
Implementation of a First Episode Psychosis Treatment Protocol In an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic
Student: Jennifer Babcock
Specialty: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Barbara Peterson, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS

Time: 1:00 - 1:20 p.m.
Development of a Postpartum Depression Screening Toolkit: A Quality Improvement Project
Student: Jenna Berendzen
Specialty: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Susan O’Connor-Von. PhD, RN

Time: 1:20 - 1:40 p.m.
Implementation of a Pre-Admission Checklist in a Short-Term Youth Mental Health Crisis Group Home Setting
Student: Brittney Burns
Specialty: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Merrie Kaas, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS, FAAN

Time: 1:40 - 2:00 p.m.
Implementation of a Pharmacogenomic Policy at a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center: A Quality Improvement Project
Student: Sam Kpahn
Specialty: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Barbara Peterson, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS

Time: 2:00 - 2:20 p.m.
Reducing Anxiety in ECT with Integrative Therapies: Staff’s Perception of the Effectiveness of Lavender
Student: Danielle Mella Dolan
Specialty: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Robin Austin, PhD, DNP, DC, RN

Time: 2:20 - 2:40 p.m.
Improving Access to Mental Health Outpatient Services: A Quality Improvement Project to Decrease the No Show Rate with use of Care Coordinators
Student: Angela Melland
Specialty: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Barbara Peterson, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS

Time: 3:00 - 3:20 p.m.
Reducing Return Patient Visits in a Psychiatric Emergency Department with a Standard Discharge Template
Student: Catherine Pearson
Specialty: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Merrie Kaas, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS, FAAN

Time: 3:20 - 3:40 p.m.
Implementation of Standardized Assessment Process for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Inpatient Setting
Student: Nicole Peluso
Specialty: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Barbara Peterson, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS

Time: 3:40 - 4:00 p.m.
Staff Perception of Lavender Aromatherapy for Anxiety and Emotional Dysregulation Reduction in Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Group Therapy
Student: Alexandra Pokorny
Specialty: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Robin Austin, PhD, DNP, DC, RN

Time: 4:00 - 4:20 p.m.
Implementing a Stabilization Plan on a Detoxification Unit as Part of a Withdrawal Management Plan
Student: Marquitta Trimnell
Specialty: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Merrie Kaas, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS, FAAN

Wednesday, May 1 - 5-125 Moos Tower

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Implementation of a Post Fall Huddle Unit-based Intervention: Part of a Falls Prevention Program
Student: Dawn Fredrich, MSN, RN
Specialty: Adult Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist
Project Advisor: Niloufar N. Hadidi, PhD, APRN, CNS-BC, FAHA

Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Healing the Heart: Addressing Moral Distress in the CVICU
Student: Brandy Kozitza
Specialty: Adult Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist
Project Advisor: Joan Liaschenko PhD, RN, FAAN
Community Partner: Marita Sanders, RN, MS

Thursday, May 2 - 3-110 Moos Tower

Time: 8:00-8:25 a.m. Screen and intervention for fall risk in clinic
Student: Stephanie Grove
Specialty: Adult Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Ruth Lindquist, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN

Time: 8:30-8:55 a.m. Implementation of an Improved Immunosuppression Protocol for Pancreas Transplant Recipients
Student: Jessica Fisher
Specialty: Adult Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Lisiane Pruinelli, PhD, RN

Time: 9:00-9:25 a.m. Capacity to consent for clinical trials - assessment & implementation
Student: Jennifer Braun
Specialty: Adult Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Fang Yu, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN

Time: 9:30-9:55 a.m. Pressure injury prevention in the critically ill proned patient
Student: Alissa Pool
Specialty: Adult Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Siobhan McMahon, PhD, MPH, GNP-BC

Time: 10:00-10:25 a.m. Improving Advance Directive Completion in the Ambulatory setting for patients with cognitive impairment
Student: Lauren Velin
Specialty: Adult Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Siobhan McMahon, PhD, MPH, GNP-BC

Time: 10:30-10:55 a.m. Pain assessment/management improvement
Student: Yvonne Wirsiy
Specialty: Adult Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Eileen P. Weber, DNP, JD, PHN, BSN, RN

Time: 11:00-11:25 a.m. Psychotropic medication reduction
Student: Matt Mulvihill
Specialty: Adult Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Donna Bliss, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA

Time: 11:30-11:55 a.m. Increase days of hospice - End of Life Conversations
Student: Meghan Battista
Specialty: Adult Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Mary Fran Tracy, PhD, APRN, CNS, FAAN

Time: 1:00-1:25 p.m. Reducing Primary care related ED visits @ Cedar Riverside
Student: Abdi Ibrahim
Specialty: Adult Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Jeanne Pfeiffer, DNP, MPH, RN, CIC, FAPIC, FAAN

Time: 1:30-1:55 p.m. Development & Implementation of Universal Influenza Mgmt protocol for SNFs
Student: Hanah Berhane
Specialty: Adult Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Christine Mueller, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN

Time: 2:00-2:25 p.m. Implementing in-house INR testing to improve patient outcomes
Student: Kelsey Heffling
Specialty: Adult Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Christine Mueller, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN

Time: 2:30-2:55 p.m. Preventing oversedation and respiratory depression in opioid administration
Student: Gertrude Orakwue
Specialty: Adult Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Christine Mueller, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN

Time: 3:00-4:15 p.m. Increasing patient activation to prevent rehospitalization
Student: Mackenzie McLean
Specialty: Adult Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Christine Mueller, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN

Time: 3:00-4:15 p.m. Increasing patient self-activation to decrease hospital readmission
Student: Kristen Matulis, Angela Score, Manisha Shah
Specialty: Adult Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Christine Mueller, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN