DNP Scholarly Projects

 
Belmont University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares nurses for advanced practice roles with the highest level of clinical nursing competence. The DNP is a clinically-oriented doctorate serving as a terminal professional degree for nurses in advanced practice and nursing administration.

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Scholarly Projects from 2022

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A Quality Improvement Project to Improve Patients' Satisfaction with Telemedicine Use in the General Hematology-Oncology Setting, Jeneth Aquino

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Relationship Between Perceived Coping Capability and Levels of Academic Self-Efficacy in First Year Prelicensure Nursing Students, Amy Charlton

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Perception of the Benefits of an Interprofessional Communication Offering Among Nurse Residents, Emily Fritz

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COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Among College Students, Erin Hoening, Elizabeth Morse, David Phillippi, and Krystal Huesmann

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Nurses' Implicit Attitudes Regarding the LGBTQ Population, Carolyn Howard

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A Quality Improvement Project to Examine the Impact of the Use of Structured Diabetes Educational Materials for Medical Personnel, Alina Jaffer

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Belmont University COVID Surveillance and Containment: An Evaluation of Program Effectiveness, Morgan A. Lambrecht

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Examining Nurse Engagement in Antimicrobial Stewardship at Long-Term Care Facilities, Mosam S. Patel, Kathryn L. Dambrino, Olivia Bahemuka, and David Phillippi

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Compassion Satisfaction, Burnout, and Secondary Traumatic Stress Among Heart Transplant Nurses in a Hospital Setting, Marissa Potts

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Psychological Safety in Pre-licensure Nursing Simulation, Lauren Rickman

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A Peer-Led Evidence-Based Contraceptive Counseling Initiative, Megan K. Tenbarge

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Interprofessional Socialization of Nursing Students After Participating in Interdisciplinary Rounds in an Intensive Care Unit, Ashlyn S. Upshaw

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Adverse Childhood Experiences Screening in Adulthood: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Self-efficacy Among Tennessee Nurse Practitioners, Megan M. Wanca

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Examining Perceived Stress and Diet Quality Among Low-Income Families Engaged with a Nutrition-Based Food Assistance Program, Kelsey R. Wolfe, Kathryn L. Dambrino, David Phillippi, and Laura Gray

Scholarly Projects from 2021

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Examining Health Disparities Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning Adults in Davidson County, Tennessee, Samantha Anticuar

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RN Perception of Resources, Communication, and Leadership during COVID-19 and the Impact on RN Satisfaction and Turnover in a Multi-hospital System, Gina Bullington

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Assessment of Postpartum Nurses' Knowledge and Teaching Habits Of Maternal Morbidity and Mortality, Mikayla Dodson

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Implementing the Quality of Care Partnership to Reduce the Cost of Screenings for Sexually Transmitted Infections on a Southeastern College Campus, Amy Guidera

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Self-Reliance and Self-Efficacy as Determinants of Mental Health Treatment Seeking Intention in a Sample of Student Service Members/Veterans, Leigh Holdsambeck

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Debriefing Among Hospice Professionals During a Pandemic, Holly Knott

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Impact of a Telephone-Based Care Management Program on Health Outcomes for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Hypertension, Abbegail Miller

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Exploring the Impact of Care Delivery on Families of Children with Medical Complexity, Shelby Pawlowski

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The health impact of intensive case management on women with OUD and their infants, Shannon Rappe

Integrating Contraception Counseling in a Residential Substance Use Disorder Treatment Setting: A Quality Improvement Project, Allison Stepuszek

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Opioid Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Training Among College Students, Mackenzie Thode

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A Quality Improvement Project to Improve Communication and Reduce Hospital Readmissions, Mackenzie Thomas

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Decreasing CLABSI Among Cancer Patients: Daily Observed Chlorhexidine Gluconate Baths, Cody Tripp

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Triage Process in Primary Care Clinics, Ashley Vasilik

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Integrating the Concept of Trauma into an Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum, Jacey Walker

Scholarly Projects from 2020

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Community of Immunity: A Process Improvement to Increase Influenza Vaccination Uptake, Macy Ball

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Reproductive Health Needs Among Women in Treatment for Substance Use Disorder, Jaanki Bhakta, Elizabeth Morse, and David Phillippi

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Shared Decision Making and Decisional Conflict in Women with Postpartum Depression, Leslie Binford, Elizabeth Morse, David Phillippi, and Emily Pardy

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Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Renal Transplantation in Individuals Undergoing Transplant Evaluation, Cassandra Bruns, Jeannie Giese, David Phillippi, Deonna Moore, and Elizabeth Hall

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A Comparison of Attitudes Toward the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations, Jacqueline Floyd

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Public Stigma and Self-Stigma of Depression in College Students, Peyton Lee

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Attitudes Towards End-of-life Care: An Educational Intervention in Long-term Care, Nicole Mullen, Jeannie Giese, David Phillippi, and Lucyellen Dahlgren

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HPV Vaccination Knowledge, Attitudes, and Uptake in College Nursing Students, Joanna Marie Plumb, Jeannie Giese, Martha Buckner, David Phillippi, and Robin Cobb

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Predictors of barriers to participation in clinical research in adults living in the Southeastern United States, Jennifer Scanlon

Scholarly Projects from 2019

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Religious Coping and Christ-Centered Recovery for Women with Substance Use Disorders, Mary Beth Bever

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Stress and Coping in Hospice Care, Elyse L. Collier

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Mortality Influenced by Sepsis Bundle Compliance and Initial Lactic Acid in Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock, Evelyn George

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Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Pain Interference and Anxiety in an Integrative Chronic Pain Clinic, Kerrin Doran Kunze

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Responding to Opioid Use Disorder: Identifying the Therapeutic Commitment of Maine Nurse Practitioners, Jordan S. Porter

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Self-Care and Burnout among Nurses in a Hospital Setting, Hannah Stirnaman

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Contraception utilization among women, ages 18-45, receiving medication assisted therapy for opioid use disorder in middle Tennessee, Kerry J. Ternes

Scholarly Projects from 2018

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The Impact of In-Home Lactation Support on Breastfeeding Self-efficacy, Duration, and Exclusivity, Kristian Beach

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Simulation as a Clinical Remediation Strategy for Undergraduate Nursing Students, Sara Camp

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Evidence-driven Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Urinary Tract Infections in Long-term Care, Morgan K. Clouse

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Evaluation of Intimate Partner Violence Screening in a Metropolitan Public Health Department, Niani Conerly

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The Impact of Antibiotic Stewardship Education on Parental Care Satisfaction and Follow-up, Paige Ferguson

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An Analysis of Factors Which Affect Self-Management in Language-Diverse Patients with Type 2 Diabetes, Sarah Hayden

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Fear-Avoidance Beliefs in Patients with Acute Low Back Pain, Kayla Heldman

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Comparing the Effects of Immersion Service Learning and Local Service Learning in Pre-Licensure Health Care Students’ Transcultural Self-Efficacy, Kimberly Johnson

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Foster Youth Transition to Adulthood: Effects of Housing Stability and Social Support on Mental Health, Elizabeth Gray Kaiser

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Subclinical Atherosclerosis Vascular Evaluation (SAVE): Nurse Practitioner Barriers to and Facilitators of Research Utilization Regarding Screening for Subclinical Atherosclerosis, Gina Pritchard

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Exploring the Perceived Barriers to Long-Acting Reversible Contraception in Women who are in Treatment for Opioid Addiction, Carleigh Smith

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Compassion Fatigue as it Relates to Nurse Turnover in Oncology Nurses at an Urban Hospital, Diana Wells-English

Scholarly Projects from 2017

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Developing a Guideline Driven Provider-to-Provider Handoff Tool for Heart Failure Patients, Nicole Dellise

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Proper Prescribing of Controlled Drugs: A Pilot Study of a Web-based Learning Modules’ Impact on Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice in New Graduate Nurse Practitioners, Shelly Duckett

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Maternal Monitoring of Adolescent Type 1 Diabetes Management and Its Influence on Adolescent Quality of Life and Adolescent Depressive Symptoms, Anna Gorzny

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Provider Referral of Patients with Acute Low Back Pain to Physical Therapy: Implications for Outcomes and Costs, Corinne Griggs

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The Effect of Mindfulness Meditation on Perceived Stress and Total Health Care Cost, Rachel Hale

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A Quality Improvement Project to Improve Blood Specimen Acceptance Rates in an Emergency Department, Christian Hankins

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The Effects of a Brief Yoga Intervention on Psychologic and Physiologic Measures in Women Recovering from Substance Abuse Disorders, Robi C. Hopp

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Exploring Affects of Critical Care Work Environments on Professional Quality of Life, Marissa Monroe

Scholarly Projects from 2016

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Public Access to Naloxone: Exploring Intention to Prescribe Among Tennessee Nurse Practitioners, Kathryn L. Dambrino

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Breastfeeding Intention within a Rural Postpartum Population: Does Education Matter?, Brooke Hawkins

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Searching For a Common Thread: A Retrospective Chart Review of Child and Adolescent Restraints and Seclusions, Mary Koziura

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Educating Providers: A Pilot Study on the Impact of Standard Days Method Education in Northern Haiti, Jennifer Quigley

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Effect of Dietary Self-Monitoring in Caucasian and African-American Women, Julianne Tondreau

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Can the CDC's Get Smart program and a Decision Tree alter Clinician Guideline Adherence for ABRS and AVRS?, Tracy R. Wilson

Scholarly Projects from 2015

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Improving Nurses Knowledge of Delirium and Implementation of the R.A.D.A.R. Screening Tool at two Post Acute Care Facilities in the United States, Kanah Lewallen

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Barriers to Health Care Among Laotian Americans in Middle Tennessee, Xaiyavong Saenphansiri

Scholarly Projects from 2014

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Medication Adherence and Intervention to Create Success in Hypertensive African Americans in a Rural Setting, Laneita Davis

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Pediatric Asthma Telemonitoring: Literature, Theory, and Application to Practice, Erin Christine Shankel