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 the Division of Continuing and Professional Education.

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Submissions from 2014

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Improving the Transition of Care from the Hospital to Primary Care Providers for Patients with Heart Failure, John Blake

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Preventing Dysfunctional Behaviors of Those with Dementia Based on the Progressively Lowered Stress Threshold Model, Mary Chrabaszcz

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Evaluation of a Continued Safe Patient and Handling Program, Mary K. Daily

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Improving Discharge Planning and Education of Nursing Students: A Collaborative Approach, Lea Dodge

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School-Based Asthma Education Program: A Research Translation Project, Katherine H. Lawson

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Improving Nurses’ Pain Management in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), Amelia D. Madenski

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Eat Well, Live Actively: A Primary Care Interventional Program for the Treatment of Childhood Obesity, Julianne M. Randlemon

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COPD Dyspnea Palliation Project: Dyspnea Palliation in End-Stage COPD Patients, Kaveri M. Roy

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Culturally Competent LGBT Care, Celeste Surreira

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The Adherence of Primary Care Providers to the American Diabetes Association Guideline for Frequency of A1c Testing, Chyrise E. Taylor

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Non-Pharmacological Management of The Behavioral And Psychological Symptoms of Dementia, Chito O. Uyanwune

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Evaluation of Radiation Exposure from Computed Tomography of the Head, nelly vega-woo

Submissions from 2013

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Increasing Knowledge About HPV and the HPV Vaccine Amongst Adolescents and Adults Through a School-Based Setting: A Capstone Project, Denise Barry

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Sexually Transmitted Infections among College Women Secondary to High Risk Behaviors Related to Lack of Behavioral Health Interventions, Jennifer M. Brouillette

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Improving Compliance with Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Practice Guidelines to Reduce the Acquisition of HAIs, Nelia Bruce

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Improving Advance Directive Completion Rates in the Primary Care Setting, Esperanza Donahue

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Postpartum Breastfeeding Support: Promoting Infant Health, GLENDA GAGANTE

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A Primary Care Intervention for Overweight and Obese Children and Adolescents, Lisa R. Jenike

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Road to Health Diabetes Program, Alicia Johnson

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The Blood Pressure Effect of the Addition of the DASH Diet and Exercise to the Treatment Plan of Both Pre-hypertensive and Hypertensive Rural Adults, marian michel

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Network of Learning for Pediatric Palliative Care: A Pilot Project, Margaret R. Nelson

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Motivational Interview Intervention use in Discharge Teaching of Heart Failure Patients, Jason O'Brien

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Evidenced Based Asthma Education Intervention For Adults In A Primary Care Setting Using Self Management Guidlines, Jeanette Toro-Linnehan

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Improving Provider Adherence to Recommended Cervical Cytology Screening Guidelines, Amanda K. Worcester

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

Submissions from 2011

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Implementing Post-Fall Staff Huddles, kathleen a. courtney

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Provider Focused Process Improvement Project to Enhance Patient Participation in a Tobacco Smoking Cessation Program, William J. Sullivan

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Transitions Home For Patients With Heart Failure: A Pilot Program At A Critical Access Hospital, Rita M. Willey Dr.

Submissions from 2010

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Program Evaluation for Tdap Immunization Standing Orders in a Birthing Hospital, Helen Crean Taugher DNP

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Communication and Teamwork Focused Simulation-Based Education for Nursing Students, Jared M. Kutzin

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Bully Victim Identification and Intervention Program for School Nurses, Nora Zinan

Submissions from 2009

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Using the Transtheoretical Model in Primary Care Weight management: Tipping the Decisional Balance Scale for Exercise, Janice (Jan) M. Peterson