Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) 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 2017

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Effect of Provider Education on Pulmonary Rehabilitation Referrals and Discussions with Patients, Shannon Barry

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Nurse-Run Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening Clinics on a University Campus, Ann Becker

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Motivational Interviewing, and Healthy Eating Intervention with Low Income Diabetic Patients, Cornelius Bela

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Improving Overall Health Outcomes through Public Health Workforce Development, Zienna Blackwell

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Identification and PTSD Screening of Military Veteran Patients in Community Healthcare: A Quality Improvement Project, Caitlin Rose Budrewicz

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Evaluating Health-Related Quality of Life for People with Multiple Sclerosis: A Quality Improvement Project to Promote Peer Support, Nicole Caron

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Primary Care Provider Adherence to the Canadian Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Guideline for Chronic Kidney Disease, Dawn O. Chubbs Ms.

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An Educational Toolkit to Promote Lung Cancer Screening in Primary Care, Courtney Cloonan

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Intimate Partner Violence Screening, Elsa DeHart

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Integrative Review for Identifying Patients Appropriate for End-of-Life Care Interventions by, Melissa Ellis

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An Educational Intervention to Alleviate the Effects of Burden of Chronic Illness Care: Presentation of a Caregiver Toolkit to Increase Awareness Among Primary Care Providers and Family Caregivers, Ashley Fuller

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Fluoride Varnish Application in the Pediatric Population, Ellen Gnaedinger

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An Evaluation of the Feasibility of Implementing the National Institute of Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ) Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey in Pediatric Primary Care, Candice Greene

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Caring for the adult with intellectual disabilities in the acute care setting, Donna Harmon

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Oral Sex and HSV-1 Knowledge Among College Freshmen Females, Karen Hendry

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Hypertension: Enhancing Lifestyle Management Through Patient Education and Pender’s Health Promotion Model, Katherine Holcomb

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Increasing Exercise for patients with Diabetes using a mobile app – A Quality Improvement Project, Jill Jolin

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Increasing Practitioner Awareness of Racial Variations in Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommendations in African Americans, Andrea King

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Improving Mobility for Older Adults in the Acute Rehabilitation Setting, Joan E. Kucienski

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The Negative Impact of Excessive Screen Time on Language Development in Children Under 6-Years-Old: An Integrative Review with Screen Time Reduction Toolkit and Presentation for Outpatient Pediatric and Family Health Providers, Cristina Kuta

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Educational Intervention for Health Care Providers Prescribing Opioids for Individuals with Chronic Pain, Sonya Lachance

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Enhancing Nursing Communication with Patients about HPV and HPV-Vaccination, Elizabeth Love

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Delivering Culturally Competent Care to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Population, Evan M. McEwing

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Cultural and Health Literacy Assessment of the Hispanic/Latino Patient Population: Presentation of a Cultural Competence Toolkit for Acute Care Nurses, Patricia Moore

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Education and Mindfulness in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders, Terri Morris

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Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy among Older Adults with Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Long-Term Care, Scholastica Nwadiugwu

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Refugee Health Education: “Learn to Succeed. Together We Build Our Community.”, Maria Theresa P. Panizales

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in Reducing Stress in Nursing Students: An Integrative Review and Toolkit, Donna J. Petko

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The Impact of Spinal Manipulation Therapy (SMT) for Nonspecific Low Back Pain in the Military Population: An Integrative Review with Presentation of the SMT Toolkit to Primary Care Providers, Kelsey Ress

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Nurse Practitioner Screening for Adverse Childhood Outcomes in Adult Primary Care, Mary B. Shafer

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An Evaluation of the use of Antibiotics in Children with Otitis Media using Evidence Based Guidelines, Jose Silva

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Advanced Directives in Primary Care, Kathryn Sondrini

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A Friendly Adolescent Care Environment for Utilization of a Pregnancy Prevention Program (FACE-UP): Providing Pregnancy Prevention Strategies for At-Risk Youth, Ashley Turner

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Intervention for Increasing Advance Directive Documentation in the Primary Care Setting by Placing a Flag in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Linda Wilson

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Intervention for Increasing Advance Directive Documentation in the Primary Care Setting by Placing a Flag in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Linda Wilson

Submissions from 2016

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Improving Adherence to Antihypertensive Medications Among Somali Patients in a Primary Care Clinic, Nimo S. Abdi

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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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Improving the Detection and Management of Hypertension in Adults in the Primary Care Setting: A Quality Improvement Project Based on the Chronic Care Model using Blood Pressure Monitoring and Clinical Practice Guidelines, Michelle A. Cutler

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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

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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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Prevention of Burnout by Use of Balint Method of Group Therapy, David A. Runge

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Educational Intervention for Identification of Metabolic Syndrome (ICD-10 E88.81): Presentation of a Toolkit for Providers and Staff in Two Primary Care Settings, Sadie Russell DNP

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Education Intervention of Preconception Screening in Primary Care, Tracy Schuler

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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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Increasing Medication Adherence in Young Adults With Latent Tuberculosis Infection: An Intervention for Quaity Improvement, Stacy St.Pierre-Thibodeau

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Screening for Depression in the Primary Care Clinics in Saudi Arabia, Hadi Taleb

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

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Improving HPV Vaccination Initiation and Completion Rates: A QI Project, Princy M. Varughese

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

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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

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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