This collection houses research projects completed by South Dakota State University College of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice Students.
Due to copyright restrictions, the collection contains both open access and university access theses and dissertations. 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 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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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

DNPs from 2016

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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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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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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

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

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

DNPs from 2013

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Employee Recognition: The Impact on Job Satisfaction in the Operating Room, Tabitha Ammann

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Decreasing Residual Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) Levels in Operating Rooms by Improving Terminal Cleaning Practice, Lori Lawson