DNP Research Projects

Spring 2021

 

Interprofessional Collaboration: Perceptions and Practice in Healthcare Providers
Primary Investigator:  Gail L. Adkins, BSN, RN, DNP Candidate
Major Professor: Susan Porterfield, PhD, FNP-C

 

 

 

An Educational Intervention to Improve Nurse Knowledge and the use of Validated Pain Scales and Non-pharmacologic Interventions in Pediatric Patients at a Non-children’s Hospital Emergency Department
Primary Investigator:  Elizabeth Borja, BSN, RN, DNP Candidate
Major Professor: Jessica Bahorski, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, WHNP-BC

 

 

 

Initiatives to Promote Aging-in-Place in Local Communities: An Evidence-Based Toolkit
Primary Investigator:  Callie Burch, BSN, RN, DNP Candidate
Major Professor: Eileen Cormier, PhD, RN

 

 

 

Equipping Nurses to Better Manage Mental Health Issues in Florida Schools
Primary Investigator:  Jerri Stone Edwards, BSN, RN, DNP Candidate
Major Professor: Laurie Abbot, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC

 

 

 

Barriers to and Increasing Domestic Violence Screening in Nursing
Primary Investigator:  Brandy Fischer, BSN, RN, DNP Candidate
Major Professor: Mandy Bamber, PhD, RN

 

 

 

Current practice, knowledge, beliefs, and confidence level of nurse practitioners in the state of Florida on tongue and lip ties before and after an educational module
Primary Investigator:  Kayla Fornal, BSN, RN, DNP Candidate
Major Professor: Jessica Bahorski, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, WHNP-BC

 

 

 

Medical Marijuana in Florida: The Knowledge, Practices, and Attitudes of Providers
Primary Investigator:  Krystal Hemingway, BSN, RN, DNP Candidate
Major Professor: Geraldine Martorella, PhD, RN

 

 

 

Assessing the Impact of an Educational Intervention on Florida Healthcare Providers
Primary Investigator:  Megan Whitaker Herring, BSN, RN, DNP Candidate
Major Professor: LeeAnn Barfield, DNP, AG-ACNP-BC

 

 

 

Quiet Time: A Sleep Promotion Intervention on a Postoperative Transplant Unit
Primary Investigator:  Brittany Johnson, BSN, BA, RN, DNP Candidate
Major Professor: Geraldine Martorella, PhD, RN

 

 

 

A Descriptive Study to Examine the Relationship between Preoperative Gabapentin Dose, Postoperative Pain, and its Effect on Sedation
Primary Investigator:  Eudeum Lee Kim, BSN, BE, RN-BC, DNP Candidate
Major Professor: Susan Porterfield, PhD, FNP-C

 

 

 

An Evidence-Based Educational Intervention to Increase Adult Depression Screening in the Primary Care Setting
Primary Investigator:  Abiodun O. Ogunremi, BSN, RN, DNP Candidate
Major Professor: Eugenia Millender, PhD, RN, MS, PMHNP-BC, CDE

 

 

 

The Impact of an Educational Intervention on Florida’s Healthcare Provider’s knowledge and Confidence to Identify and Manage Victims of Human Trafficking
Primary Investigator:  Nicole Parrish, BSN, RN, DNP Candidate
Major Professor: LeeAnn Barfield, DNP, AG-ACNP-BC

 

 

 

Factors Influencing Controlled Substance Prescribing Behaviors Following Changes in Prescriptive Authority
Primary Investigator:  Annie Reynolds, BSN, RN, CCRN, DNP Candidate
Major Professor: Alicia Craig-Rodriguez, DNP, MBA, APRN, FNP-BC

 

 

 

Skin Lesion Education in the Primary Care Setting Recognizing Normal Versus Abnormal: A Video Intervention
Primary Investigator:  Kaitlyn Rich, BSN, RN, DNP Candidate
Major Professor: Jolynn Greenhalgh, DNP, APRN

 

 

 

Improving Delirium Nursing Assessment and Intervention in the Acute Care Setting
Primary Investigator:  Amanda Riley, BSN, RN, ACM-RN, DNP Candidate
Major Professor: Susan Porterfield, PhD, FNP-C

 

 

 

A Descriptive Study on Depression, Delirium, and Dementia Recognition: A Quality Improvement Project Implementing an Educational Intervention in Licensed Nursing
Primary Investigator:  Amy Rodriguez, BSN, RN, DNP Candidate
Major Professor: Theresa Winton, DNP, ARNP-C, FNP-BC

 

 

 

Nutrition in Primary Care: An Evaluation of Providers’ Knowledge, Confidence, Attitudes, and Barriers to Incorporation in Practice
Primary Investigator:  Jaimie Snipes, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, DNP Candidate
Major Professor: Alicia Craig-Rodriguez, DNP, MBA, APRN, FNP-BC

 

 

 

Integrative food allergy education: Effects on parental anxiety and quality of life
Primary Investigator:  Michelle L. Taylor, BSN, RN, DNP Candidate
Major Professor: Jessica Bahorski, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, WHNP-BC

 

 

 

Positive Screening for Depression in Primary Care, Now What?
Primary Investigator:  Cary Usher, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, DNP Candidate
Major Professor: Eileen Cormier, PhD, RN

 

 

 

Heart Failure Knowledge in Rural Patients: Implications for Patient Education
Primary Investigator:  Starr Young, BSN, RN, DNP Candidate
Major Professor: Lucinda J. Graven, PhD, APRN, FAHA

 

 

 


Spring 2020

 

Assessing Culturally Sensitive Obstetrical Care and African American Infant Mortality
Primary Investigator:  Taylor Cooke, BSN, RN, DNP Candidate
Major Professor: Mandy Bamber, PhD, RN

 

 

 

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Adherence Affects Outcomes of Colorectal Surgical Patients
Primary Investigator: Tess Dailey, BSN, RN-BC
Major Professor: Theresa Winton, DNP, APRN-C, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC 

 

 

An Evaluation of a Prevention Protocol of Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries
Primary Investigator:Sandy Lee Davis, MSN, RN
Major Professor: Alicia Craig-Rodriguez, DNP, MBA, APRN, FNP-BC

 

 

African American Men’s Knowledge Regarding Contraception – An Intervention Study
Primary Investigator: Ruben De Leon, BSN, RN
Major Professor: James Whyte, ND, PHD, FNAP, FAAN 

 

 

Zero Harm During Transition in Care:  Post-Implementation Evaluation 
Primary Investigator: Bliss Drinkwater, BSN, RN
Major Professor: Susan Liipfert Shelton, PhD, APRN, CNM 

 

 

Education of the Congestive Heart Failure Patient in the Home Environment after Discharge
Primary Investigator: Daniel Glaze, BSN, RN
Major Professor:  Laurie Abbott PhD, RN, PHNA-BC 

 

 

Handling Emotions After Patient Death: Helping Students Experience Death of a Patient Through Simulation
Primary Investigator: Brittany Hall
Major Professor: Denise Tucker, PhD, RN, CCRN

 

 

Common Themes in Emergency Department Super-Utilization: A Retrospective Chart Review
Primary Investigator:  Carson Hausmann, BSN, RN, DNP Candidate
Major Professor:  Eileen Cormier, PhD

 

 

Risk of Developing Dementia/Alzheimer’s in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Primary Investigator: Kalya Juszczyk, BSN, RN 
Major Professor: Mia Newlin, PhD, RN, MSN 

 

 

Bridging the Gap Between Medical Care and Social Needs
Primary investigator: Tracy Kay, MSN, RN
Major Professor: Susan Porterfield, PhD, FNP-C

 

 

Older Adults Perception of Levels of Services Provided by Emergency Rooms
Primary Investigator: Leilani Mogan-Lopez, BSN, RN
Major Professor:  Susan Porterfield, PhD, FNP-C 

 

 

Using Education and Simulation to Improve Communication Skills, Teamwork, and Collaboration in Nursing Practice
Primary Investigator: Nwando Okaro, BSN, RN
Major Professor: Denise Tucker, PhD, RN, CCRN 

 

 

Physical Activity and the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Program in Cystectomy Patients
Primary Investigator: Amber Patel, BSN, RN, CNOR
Major Professor: James Whyte, ND, PhD, FNAP, FAAN

 

 

Emerging Adults Living with Diabetes: The Transition Process
Primary Investigator: Sara E. Poslaiko, RN, BSN
Major Professor: Dr. Eileen Cormier, PhD, RN 

 

 

Improving Heart Failure Readmission Rates, Patient Education, and Nurse Confidence in the Hospital Setting
Primary investigator: Jennifer Poston, BSN, RN
Major Professor: Laurie Abbott, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC 

 

 

Reduce Burnout in the Critical Care Setting
Primary Investigator: Cierra Relyea, BSN, RN
Major Professor:  Susan Porterfield, PhD, FNP-C 

 

 

Recognition of Compassion Fatigue in Healthcare Providers
Primary Investigator: Marta Salter, BSN, RN
Major Professor: Dr. Susan Porterfield, PhD, FNP-C

 

 

Recognizing Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: What Every Nurse Needs to Know
Primary Investigator: Amanda Simpson, BSN, RN, PCCN
Major Professor: Susan Shelton, PhD, APRN, CNM 

 

 

Adolescent Mental Health Literacy: Be In The Know
Primary Investigator: Casmere L. Thomas BSN, RN, CNN 
Major Professor:  Sabrina L. Dickey, Ph.D., MSN, RN 

 

 

An Evaluation of the Modified Early Warning Scoring System in an Acute Care Hospital
Primary Investigator: Kathleen K. Trocki, BSN, RN
Major Professor: Alicia Craig-Rodriguez, DNP, MBA, APRN, FNP-BC  

 

 

Evaluating Barriers to Learning and Performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in a Rural Community with a High Prevalence of Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrests
Primary Investigator: Megan L. Turnage, RN, BSN
Major Professor: Dr. Ying Mai Kung, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC, APRN, AACNFPF, FAAN

 

 

Practice Norms and Perceived Benefits of Dermoscopy Among Dermatology Health Care Providers in the Clinical Setting
Primary Investigator: Jessica Wyckoff, BSN, RN 
Major Professor: Jolynn Greenhalgh DNP, APRN 

 

 

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