Completed DNP projects

    Class of 2014
Latesha Colbert-Mack   Examining the Extent of Nurse Practitioner Practice at a Large Academic Medical Center: Recommendations for Full Professional Practice
Rolanda Coverson   SBAR Guided Communication in Long-Term Care between Nursing and the Provider
Cara Curley   Evaluation of Tdap Vaccine Acceptance and Declination Rates in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy: Application of New Evidenced-Based Guidelines
Cynthia Hoens   The Use of a Standardized EMR Note to Increase PCP Compliance with NIH Asthma Guidelines
Chelsea McEvoy   Probiotics in the Prevention and Treatment of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections: An Evaluation of Knowledge and Practice Patterns of Health Care Providers
Shafeah Morrison   Screening Women for Generalized Anxiety Disorder in the Primary Care Setting
Mary Agnes Ostick   College Health Nurses’ Knowledge and Confidence in Treating Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Patients: The Effects of Educational Intervention and Implementation of Clinical Practice Guidelines
Jean Ridgeway   Interdisciplinary Educational Checklist for Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant Patients
Sheryl Timpanelli   A Mandatory Influenza Vaccination Policy for Health Care Workers
    Class of 2013
Michele Ballister   Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists:  The Impact of Structured High Fidelity Simulation on Anesthesia Ready Time
Meghan O’Regan Coleman   An APN Home Care Intervention: Implementing Evidence Based Coping Mechanisms for Breast Cancer Patients
Janet Dunn   The Effects of Palliative Care on Quality of Life in Heart Failure Patients
Jenny Lynn   Interdisciplinary Education Class for Patients Undergoing an Esophagectomy
Matt McCoy   The Effects of Stimulated Pediatric Anesthesia Clinical Experiences on SRNA Anxiety as Measured by the STAI
Penny McEvoy   Development of an Improved Clinical Workflow Process for INR Resulting and Reporting with Electronic Health Records in Adults Patients Receiving Warfarin Therapy in a Primary Care Setting
Betty Naimoli   Implementation of Evidence-Based Clinical Guidelines for Smoking Cessation for Women in a Primary Care Setting

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DNP Program Overview with Dr. Debra Shearer

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DNP Information Session with Dr. Debra Shearer and DNP Student Matt McCoy

My view

“When exploring doctoral programs, it was important to me to find a program that had an extensive clinical option that would advance my current nursing practice. The DNP Program has already greatly enhanced both my clinical knowledge and leadership skills. By completing its requirements, I am preparing for the future of health care. As a practicing DNP clinician, I have the opportunity and necessary skills to transform the health-care system.”
—Matthew McCoy ’13 DNP, CRNA


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Debra Shearer, EdD, MSN, FNP-BC
Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

Liz Nicastro
DNP Program Assistant

Doctor of Nursing Practice