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. 

 

Thursday, May 3 - 4-130 Weaver-Densford (Bentson Center)

Time: 8:00-8:20 a.m. 
Implementing Screening and Best Practice Follow-up For Adolescent Mental Health Concerns in a Community Church Setting
Student: Jessica Schmitt
Specialty: Primary Care Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Dr. Susan O'Conner-Von, PhD, RN
Community Partner: Linda Schoene

Time: 8:20-8:40 a.m. 
Implementing pediatric early warning signs (PEWS) to identify the deteriorating patient: A quality improvement project
Student: Stephie Solheid
Specialty: Primary Care Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Dr. Casey Hooke, PhD, APRN, PCNS, CPON
Community Partner: Patricia Conlon

Time: 8:40-9:00 a.m. 
Sepsis Risk Calculator to Improve Patient Outcomes: A Quality Improvement Project in a Large Metropolitan Birth Center
Student: Kelli Morrell
Specialty: Primary Care Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Dr. Anne McKechnie, PhD, RN, IBCLC
Community Partner: Kolleen Amon

Time: 9:00-9:20 a.m. 
A Quality Improvement Project: Implementation of the I-PASS Mnemonic among APRN and Physician Hospitalists at a Children’s Hospital
Student: Chelsea Wilson
Specialty: Primary Care Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Dr. Cheri L. Friedrich, DNP, RN, CNP
Community Partner: Jennifer Weyandt

Time: 9:20-9:50 a.m. 
A Quality Improvement Initiative to Implement Parent-to-Parent Support in a Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic
Students: Liza Beilke and Caitlin Geisen
Specialty: Primary Care Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Dr. Wendy Looman, PhD, APRN, CPNP
Community Partner: Jo Artz and Anna Thurmes

Time: 10:10-10:30 a.m. 
Preventing Escalating and Aggressive Behaviors in Pediatric Patients Through the Use of Care Plans: A Quality Improvement Project
Student: Katie Holt
Specialty: Primary Care Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Dr. Barbara Beacham, PhD, RN
Community Partner: Jade Roper

Time: 10:30-10:50 a.m. 
Improving Adolescent Mental Health Care on a Medical-Surgical Pediatric Unit: Pilot Implementation of a Web-Based Non-Pharmacologic Therapeutic Activities
Student: Katie Wahl
Specialty: Primary Care Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Dr. Cheri L. Friedrich, DNP, RN, CNP
Community Partners: Dr. Frances Prekker and Laura Gary

Time: 10:50-11:10 a.m. 
Take Action: A Plan for Functional Abdominal Pain Management
Student: Jessalyn Siewart
Specialty: Primary Care Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Dr. Andra Fjone, DrPH, MN, RN
Community Partners: Molly Hagen and Dr. Naomi Goloff

Time: 11:10-11:30 a.m. 
A Quality Improvement Initiative: Implementation of a Sepsis Screening Tool on a General Pediatric Unit
Student: Liz Schafer
Specialty: Primary Care Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Dr. Cheri L. Friedrich, DNP, RN, CNP
Community Partners: Kelly Fjerstad

Time: 11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. 
Improving Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Rates Using the C.A.S.E. approach: A Quality Improvement Project in a Primary Care Clinic
Students: Katie Heille and Megan Wegter
Specialty: Primary Care Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Project Advisor: Dr. Casey Hooke, PhD, APRN, PCNS, CPON
Community Partners: Connie Blackwell and Dr. Mary O'Donnell