Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Capstone Projects

 
The University of Massachusetts Amherst offers the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree to prepare advanced practice nurses at the highest level. This professional nursing preparation will include advanced coursework in leadership, research translation, and clinical knowledge and skills. The DNP program is a distance accessible program offered through Continuing and Professional Education.

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Submissions from 2016

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A Project to Improve Nurses’ Knowledge of, and Attitudes Towards, Pain Management at End of Life, Sonja Alexander

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Higher Fat Low Carbohydrate Diet to Improve Health Related Quality of Life for Overweight or Obese Diabetics in a Primary Care Clinic, Breck Baker

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A Quality Improvement Project to Improve Pediatric Body Mass Index Screening, Kris Brown

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No Place for Distress: Implementing a Simple Tool to Screen and Address Distress Symptoms in an Adult Outpatient Cancer Center, Ramona E. Chase

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Management of Adolescent Depression in the Primary Care Setting: An Educational Program for Providers, Kelly Clow

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Nutrition & Physical Activity Newsletters, Dianne Dwyer

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Mitigating Caregiver Burden, Dorothea S. Frederick

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Use of the Geriatric Depression Scale to Improve Screening, Identification and Intervention for Depression Among Older Adults in the Primary Care Setting, Christina Glorighian

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Nanotechnology: An Educational Program for Nurses, Patricia Goyette

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Quality Improvement Project to Enhance Provider Awareness and Use of the Coping Strategies Questionnaire (CSQ) to Assess Patients' Level of Coping with Chronic Pain, Aloha D. Hand

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Acute Chest Pain Triage and Management Guideline Effects on Patient Safety and Physiological Outcomes in a Primary Care Office Setting, Michael D. Hibbs Mr.

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Obesity Group Medical Visits, Brenda L. Jaeger

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Moving Beyond the Ask: Improving Tobacco Cessation Intervention Delivery in Primary Care, Joan D. Johnston

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Depression Screening for Adolescents in Primary Care, Louise B. Mermer

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Implementation Barriers of the PHQ-9 in Primary Care: A Quality Improvement Project, Angela P. Miller

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Using a Delayed Antibiotic-Prescribing Education Intervention to Prevent Antibiotic Overuse in the Treatment of Respiratory Tract Infections, Catherine L. Muhia 7209934

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Increasing Cultural Awareness and Competency in a Community Hospital in Northwest Minnesota, Gladys N. Nyabwari

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Educational Toolkit for Health Care Providers Working with Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in the Hospital, Ariana R. O'Neill

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Implementing the Step It Up Walking Program for Hospital Nurses to Increase Physical Movement, Molly Persby

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Motivational Interviewing for Smoking Cessation in Primary Care, Kara E. Pool-Krok-Horton

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An Evaluation of an Educational Program for Improving the Accuracy of ECG Interpretation in Athletes by Primary Care Clinicians, Stephen F. Segatore Jr

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Pneumococcal Pneumonia in the Older Adult: Increasing Patient Education and Vaccination, Jessica E. Valletta

Submissions from 2015

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Prevention and Management of Type 2 Diabetes among African Immigrants in the United States: Using a Culturally Tailored Educational Intervention with a Focus on Dietary Plan, Physical Activity, and Stress Management, Oluseyi G. Abioye-Akanji

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Implementing a Culturally Sensitive Fluid and Dietary Educational Intervention in an Outpatient Dialysis Center, Mofoluso O. Agbelese

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A Childhood Obesity Intervention For African American and Latino Children, Sandra N. Anyoha and Sandra Nneka Anyoha Dr

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A Small-Change Approach to Weight Loss In Obese Adult Patients: A Research Translation Project, Aimee B. Beck

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Using a Beers Criteria-Based Eductaional Intervention to Increase Practitioners' Knowledge and Confidence of Potentially Inappropriate Medications with Older Adults, Ellen O. Beyer

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Preventing Rehabilitation Readmissions for Individuals with Stroke, Terrie Black

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The Just Culture, Second Victimization and Clinician Support: An Educational/Awareness Program, Shawna M. Butler

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A Medication Management Intervention Across Care Transitions, Diane Davis, DNP(c), BSN, RN

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Heart failure self-monitoring toolkit, Tanya Green

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Pediatric Lyme Disease Prevention, Tracey A. Mannion

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Asthma Education and Care Coordination in the Medical Home, Veronica G. Mansfield

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Identifying OSA Risk in the General Adult Primary Care Population, Rosemarie L. Passamonte DNP

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PRAISE! Promotion Recognition Advocacy In Stroke Education: A Faith-Based Asset Approach to Cardiovascular Health Promoting Activities Within the African American Community, Darling Richiez

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Increasing access to maternity care in rural Georgia through public health advocacy, Fabiola Romain-Lapeine

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Screening for Sleep Apnea in the Heart Failure Population, Loreen M. Williams

Submissions from 2012

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Increasing The Rate Of Pertussis Immunity Using The Tdap Immunization In Primary Care Patients 19 To 64 Years Of Age, Dorothy J. Cook, DNP Dr.

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Increased Emergency Department Boarding Times, Marija Djokovic

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Heightening Mental Health Awareness on a Diverse, Urban Public University Campus Through a Media Outreach Campaign, Kathleen R. Golden McAndrew

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Increasing Self-care Ativities for Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias to Reduce Burden and Depression, nancy ellen langman

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Using an Evidence Based Practice Informatics Guided Medication Safety Intervention To Improve Medication Safety among Community Dwelling Older Adults, Raeann G. LeBlanc

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Using a DNP-Led Transitional Care Program to Prevent Rehospitalization in Elderly Patients with Heart Failure or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Moira L. Long, DNP, MSN, FNP

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Improving Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) Technique Outcomes for Pediatric Patients in Primary Care Through Comprehensive Delivery Method Education, Ryan e. Morin

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Summarized Guidelines Aid Providers in Caring for Patients with Otitis Media with Effusion, Neil Nordstrom DNP

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Enhancing the Efficacy and Cultural Sensitivity of Heart Failure Education For Spanish-speaking Hispanic Patients at Hospitalization and Through Phone Follow-up., Eduardo A. Rosadio DNP

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PTSD Secondary to Childhood Maltreatment: Educating Health Care Providers in Roles and Responsibilities Directed to Improved Patient Outcomes, Virginia Smith-Dunwoody

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The Use of Probiotics to Prevent Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea: Current Primary Care Practice and Introduction of an Evidence Based Practice Protocol, Elizabeth MB Visone DNP, APRN