This collection houses research projects completed by College of Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Students.
Due to copyright restrictions, the collection contains both open access and university access full DNPs. University access items are only available to SDSU users, and on-campus visitors. Non-SDSU users wishing to access restricted materials may request items through their institution’s interlibrary loan services.
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DNPs from 2018

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DNP Project: Implementation of Delirium Screening and Prevention Plan in a Rural Critical Access Hospital, Marley R. Braun

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Reducing Length of Stay in the Emergency Department Using the Emergency Severity Index Triage System, Angela Broughton

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Implementing a Screening Tool for Female Hereditary Cancer, Megan Burgard

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Implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in a Midwestern Rural Emergency Department, Nakayla Burnham

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Effect of Personal Resilience™ Techniques on Perceived Stress, Anxiety, and Heart Rate Variability in Nursing Students, Jamie Busch

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Decreasing Length of Stay, 30-Day Readmissions, and Inpatient Falls In a Rural Critical Access Hospital, Michelle Crissinger

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Nurse Attitudes, Practices, and Occurrence of Kangaroo Care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Christinia M. Cyrus

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Veterans and Pain: Taking Control with SMART Goals, Travis Erickson

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Preventive Dental Health among Medicaid Children, Kelsi Hamiel

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Transition to an Open Crib: A New Policy Implementation for Preterm Infants in a NICU, Tracy Hinrichs

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Sun Safety in Adolescents and Young Adults, Elizabeth Larson

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Improving Depression Identification in the Rural Primary Care Clinic with Standardized Screening, Jenna M. Long

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Daily Rounding Tool to Increase ICU Communication and Patient Plan of Care, Natasha Meyer

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Measuring the Effects of a Multimodal Hand Hygiene Intervention and the Impact on Registered Nurses’ Knowledge and Hand Hygiene Compliance in the Acute Hospital Setting, Megan Moeding

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Comparison of Time to Antibiotics, Time to Fluids, and Compliance with Serum Lactate Measurement Before and After Implementation of a Sepsis Protocol, Sarah Myers

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Visual Communication and Patient Comprehension of the Plan of Care in the Emergency Department, Andrea Neugebauer

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Increasing Rural Nurses’ Knowledge and Comfort in Palliative Care, Brandi D. Pravecek

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Whiteboard Implementation in the Emergency Department, Gabrille Price

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The Effects of a Workplace Violence Incident Report Process in an Emergency Department, Charles X. Pugsley

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Improving Diagnosis and Interventions for Overweight and Obese Pediatric Patients, Jennifer M. Risse

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Think Donation: An Education Initiative, Kristin Rokusek

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Depression and Anxiety Screening in Cystic Fibrosis, Jennifer Rounds

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Assessment of Rural EMTs’ Awareness and Triage Practices of Older Adults Who Fall, Tressa Sattler

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Improving End of Life Communication: Rural Staff Nurse Education, Rebekah Storm

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Hand Hygiene and Infection Prevention Education for Basic-Emergency Medical Service Providers, Rebecca A. Thorston

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Nursing Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Related to Pain: The Impact of an Educational Intervention, Brittany Underberg

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The Utilization of Fitness Tracking Applications to Promote Increased Physical Activity and Weight Loss, Amanda Younie

DNPs from 2017

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Implementation of a Survivorship Care Plan within the Oncology Department of a Midwestern Hospital that Serves Both Urban and Rural Veteran Population., Michelle L. Abraham

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The Effect of Lavender Aromatherapy on Rural-dwelling Preoperative Patient Anxiety, Kathryn A. Adams

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Injury Prevention Program Implementation in High School Girls’ Basketball in a Midwest Frontier School, Keena Boyd-Moro

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Text Message Reminders and Parental Education for Parental Acceptance of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Series in a Rural Pediatric Clinic, Katy J. Caffee

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Motivational Interviewing as a Way to Help Rural South Dakota Patients Who Smoke, Andrew Arnold Davies

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Impact of Self-Management Education on Quality of Life Among Adults with Chronic Pain, Abigail Gramlick-Mueller

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Patient Education about Antibiotic Use for Acute Respiratory Infection, Natasha Gray

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Youth Sports Related Concussion Education Among High School Students, Jennifer Heil

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Implementation of an Advance Care Planning Discussion for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease, Chelsea Hinders

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Using Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Techniques to Reduce Compassion Fatigue and Burnout, Peggy J. Jansen

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Using Clinical Decision Support to Increase Pneumococcal Vaccination at a Rural Health Clinic, Lesley Kling

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Reducing Burnout in Rural Healthcare Providers, Jill Knight

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Elderly Fall Risk Screening in the Emergency Department, Timothy Krueger

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Community-based Advance Care Planning Seminars: Increasing Knowledge in Decisional Adults, Molly Kuehl

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Reach Out and Read Program: Incorporating Early Literacy Promotion into Practice, Melanie Miller

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Pediatric Oral Health Educational Curriculum for Primary Care Providers to Improve Children’s Access to Dental Services, Nefeli Anna Moutsoglou

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Patient Activation and Weight Management in Primary Care, Kathryn Radigan

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Utilization of EMR to Increase Weight Loss Counseling, Danielle J. Rathjen

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Engaging Patients in Self-Care Management of Type II Diabetes Mellitus in Primary Care, Sarah M. Rodolph

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Screening for Postpartum Depression with Well-Child Visits, Sarah Sharp

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Improving Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Screening Rates Among Adolescent and Adult Women in a Rural Health Clinic, Christina M. Vogel

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Palliative Care Consultations in the Intensive Care Unit: Utilizing Criteria to Increase Referrals, Jill Waggoner

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Implementing a Modified Early Warning Score Intervention to Evaluate Patient and Nursing Outcomes on a Medical-Surgical Unit, Miranda Welberg

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Short Message Service (SMS) Appointment Reminder Project, Kathryn Wermers

DNPs from 2016

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Mental Health Screening in Refugee and Immigrant Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department, Allison Brooks

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Using Personal Resilience™ Techniques to Reduce Anxiety in University Students, Elizabeth Carlson

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Improving Provider Recognition and Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence at a Rural Primary Care Clinic, Katheryn Christensen

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Motivational Interviewing to Increase Enrollment in the Care Transitions Program, Sarah Cullison

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Avoiding Hospitalization in Assisted-Living Facility Residents, Stacy Eden

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ROTC cadet assessment of Military Sexual Trauma: An Educational Intervention, Kelli Hinsch

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Lifestyle Modification for Blood Pressure Control, Ashley Holen

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Increasing Palliative Care Knowledge of Nurses Who Care for People with the Life-Limiting Illness Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Danielle Huehl

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Preoperative Orthopedic Education, Stacy Kotalik

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Screening for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Carol A. Lamoureux-Lewallen

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Routine Tobacco Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment for Tobacco Users on a Rural University Campus, Rachel Lynde

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Increasing Condom Use Among College Students to Decrease STI Transmission, Jodie Miller

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You Taught Me That: Improving Patient Care Through Teach-back, Adam Norenberg

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Informal Caregiver Strain, Kay W. Ribbel

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Depression and Menopause Symptom Severity Screening during Menopausal Transition, Ericka Wiebusch

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Military Sexual Trauma Staff Training and a Routine Screening Protocol for Women Attending a Women’s Health Clinic, Leslie Wilson

DNPs from 2015

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Implementation of a Standardized Medication Reconciliation Process to Decrease Medication Discrepancies in the Primary Care Setting, Amy M. Albrecht

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Practice Innovation Project Proposal : A SANE Emergency Department, Lindsey A. Barthel

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Managing Food Allergies in School Utilizing a Standard Guideline, Audrey J. Bickerdyke

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An Approach to Improve Rural Provider Practice Patterns with Early Identification of Childhood Obesity and Intervention to Promote Healthy Lifestyle Choices, Lacey Bonte

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Individualized Music Program to Prevent Agitated Behaviors in Dementia, Lesley Cook

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Interventions to Improve Diabetes Management, Jean Cunningham

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Improving Asthma Control in Rural-Dwelling Persons with Asthma, Karissa Getting

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Alternative Approach to School Bullying, Tricia Heinricy

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Intraosseous Vascular Access in the Emergency Department, Nicole M. Helsper DeVoe

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Improving Education on Childhood Obesity within Middle School Aged Children with an Integrated Health Promotion Curriculum, Grant Jaspers

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Improving Education on Childhood Obesity within Middle School Aged Children with an Integrated Health Promotion Curriculum, Jennifer G. Kingery

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Implementation of a Standardized Policy to Improve Allergy Documentation in an Ambulatory Surgery Center, Abbey Kitto

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Improving Perceptions of Menopause with an Educational Tool about Non- pharmacologic Menopause Symptom Management, Megan Larsen

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Donor Human Milk: A Change in Practice, Alysia Lester

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Decreasing Illness-Related Absences in School Age Children through Hand Hygiene Education, Kimberly Mitzel-Oberloh

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Assessing the Teach Back Method with Medications during Hospitalizations to Improve Patient and Nurse Perception of Patient Understanding, Katie Poppen

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The Impact of Scheduled Meal Breaks on ICU Nurses, Ericka L. Privitt

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Reducing Urinary Catheter Days and Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections by Daily Nurse Rounding, Laura Schirber

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Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Education and Assessment, Kim Schmidt

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Advance Care Planning in Primary Care: A Practice Improvement Project, Cynthia A. Stocks

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Increasing Knowledge about HPV and the HPV Vaccine Among Young Adults Through a College-Based Intervention, Bobbi Jo Vandendriessche

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Optimizing Sedation For Cataract Surgery In A Rural Critical Access Hospital, Wendy VanderKooi

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Emergency Department Care Transitions, Brittany C. Wangsness

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Initial Installation of an Evidence-Based Care Outcome Measure in an Outpatient Mental Health Agency, Jeanne Carol Willlis Carlsen

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An Interdisciplinary Telehealth to Home Weight Management Program for U.S. Mid-west Veterans: Evaluation of an Electronic Reminder Tool, Nadia M. Yusufi

DNPs from 2014

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Implementation of a Nurse-Initiated Topical Anesthesia Protocol, Jennifer Anderson

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Diabetic Nutrition Education Intervention for Low-Income Patients with Type 2 Diabetes, Robin Arends

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Effect of Preoperative Celecoxib on Postoperative Narcotic Use in Adult Surgical Patients Undergoing Breast Surgery, Rachael R. Dekker

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Implementing a Screening Pathway for Identifying Patients at Risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Primary Care, Emily Fett

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Depression Screening and Referral in Adult Heart Failure Patients, Nicole Gibson

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Assessment, Identification, and Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Perioperatively Submitted, Rebecca Hruby

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Improving Patient Safety with a Fall Prevention Toolkit, Lindsey A. Mayer

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Increasing Compliance of Pediatric BMI Screening by Health Care Providers in a Rural Clinic Through the Use of a Toolkit, Amanda G.L. McMillan