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 2020

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Implementation of Trauma Informed Care in a Primary Care Setting Using the Adverse Childhood Experience as a Screening Tool, Adedoyin Adepoju

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Serious Mental Illness and the Continuum of Cancer Care, Beriline Akwe

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Food Safety and Risk of Foodborne Illness at a Food Center Extension: Toolkit for Front-line Volunteers, Sara Anderson

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A Resource to Guide Clinicians for Patients with Severe Mental Illness and Anosognosia: Anosognosia Mental Illness Screening and intervention Strategies (AMISS) Toolkit ©, Jessica Bardina and Jean DeMartinis

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Discharge Education for Pediatric Post-Operative Pain after Spinal Surgery, Elise Buckley

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Increasing Sexual Protection Barrier Use in the College Setting Through Offering Free Sexual Protection Barriers, Aimee Bullett-Smith and Jacqueline Krzanik

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Health Literacy Universal Precautions: A Quality Improvement Project to Promote Effective Use of Clear, Plain Language Communication Within Primary Care, Brittany Canfield

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Cultural Communication For New Nurse Residents: K.I.N.D Communication Toolkit, Jennifer Caraballo

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A Quality Improvement Project to Reduce Stigma and Increase Awareness of Resources to Decrease Barriers to Accessing Mental Health Care for Nurses, Samantha Charles

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Improving Cultural Competency among Healthcare Providers Working with Refugee Patients, Tena Chau

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Routine Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention in the College-Aged Population: A Quality Improvement Project for University Health Services Staff, Rebecca Chevalier

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Increasing Health Literacy through NoteAid Translational Tool in Nursing, Liz Catherine S. Cory

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Contraceptive Education Module Intervention, Rachel Cox

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An Educational Intervention to Improve Healthcare Provider Confidence and Utilization of the Teach-Back Method When Providing Patient Education on Inhaler Technique, Caitlin Crowley

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Enhancing Cultural Humility for Sexual and Gender Minorities within an Inpatient Mental Health Hospital: A Quality Improvement Project, Kathleen Dalton

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Quantitative Blood Loss Interventions to Improve Assessment of Post-partum Hemorrhage, Bonnie Daniels

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Reducing Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections through Staff Education and Best Practice Guidelines, Iselande Desyr

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Improving Osteoporosis Screening Rates in a Primary Care Practice, Heidi Doreau

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In Beers We Trust: Using Deprescribing Tools to Reduce Inappropriate Polypharmacy in Adults Age ≥ 65, Angelica Ferrazzi

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Implementation of an Online Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Reducing Stress Amongst Undergraduate Nursing Students, Joy Garmaise-Yee

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Self Management of Chronic Pain, Carolynn Hastie

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Educating Health Care Providers on the Benefits of Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences in Children and Adolescents, Kristen Hickey

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Peer Support to Reduce Vicarious Trauma in Mental Health Providers, Alina Kendrick

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School-based Telemental Health and Family Psychoeducation: A Program Evaluation, Ainat Koren

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Improving Insomnia with Digital Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Patients with Diabetes, Patricia Lunardi

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Improving Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention in Community Health Settings: Training and Evaluation, Abdonne Mbouadeu

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Considering Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder as a Differential Diagnosis in the Psychiatric Population An Educational Intervention Project, Sarah McNulty

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Improving Intimate Partner Violence Screening Practices Among Postpartum Nurses, Robin Mills-Humphreys

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Adolescent Mental Health Training for Middle School Educators, Sarah Minton

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Epidural Education for Parturients Using a Video Teaching Tool, Matthew Moore

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School-Based Suicide Awareness and Prevention Education for Licensed School Personnel, Alexandra Moylan

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Management of Type 2 Diabetes in African Americans: Increasing Knowledge Using a Culturally Tailored Diabetes Education Program, CHIGOZIRI OJUKA

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Implementation of Pressure Injury Prevention Intervention in a Long-Term Care Facility, Alfred Owusu-Ansah

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Evaluation of the Impact of a Nurse Practitioner (NP) Residency Program on a Selected New NP Graduate in an Outpatient Clinic in Massachusetts, Ian Penn

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Heart Failure: Effective Collaboration and Education to Reduce Preventable Hospitalizations and Readmissions, Iwona Prabucka-davis

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A Quality Improvement Project Educating Behavioral Health Clinicians on the Utility of the READMIT Clinical Index to Predict Risk of Psychiatric Re-Hospitalization of Adults, Erika Ryan

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An Evaluation of “Diabetes Day” using Implementation Science to Improve Support for Families of Children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, Georgianna R. Shea

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Reducing Restraints through Patient Involvement in Care Plans, Matt Thompson

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KIND Communication: An Educational Intervention to Raise Nurse Resident's Awareness Towards Decreasing Implicit Bias Through Effective Communication Strategies, Khadijah Tuitt

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Nurse-delivered Standardized Chemotherapy Education Intervention to Reduce Distress among Older Adults in an Outpatient Setting, Michelle Viveiros

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Clinical Assessment of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder in the Prepubescent Population, Rachel Weitz

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Educating Nurse Practitioners on the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain in the Practice Setting, Amber Whitehill

Submissions from 2019

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Using Smartphone Technology to Enhance Self-Management Support in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes in Primary Care, Peter Ameck

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A Public Health Initiative to Support the Development of a Trauma Informed Care Culture in a Community Organization that Provides Services to Individuals with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, Lisa Coenen

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Stress Relieving Lavender Aromatherapy for Inpatient Nurses, Kaneisha DeBurgo

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Simulation-Based Mental Health Nursing Education, Deanna Dubay

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Implementing a Yoga-Based Stress Reduction Quality Improvement Project for Hypertensive Patients in Primary Care, Angela S. Faro

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Self-Management of Dyspnea in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients., Juliet Marcia Farrell, jfarrellhcc@yahoo.com

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Screening For Trauma In the Foster Care Community, Catrina Graham, Catrina P. Blake, and Catrina P. Graham

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Timely Transitioning to Hospice: A Needs Assessment with a PACE Program to Improve End of Life Care, Kristina Kelley

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Improving Mental Healthcare for Older Adults: Community Based Screening for Social and Emotional Loneliness and Major Depressive Disorder, Eunice Kowalczyk

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Program Evaluation of an Easy Access Clinic for Effective Contraception for U.S. Active Duty Women in Okinawa, Japan, Cynthia Kuehner

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Suicide Education to Support Caregivers in their Abilities to Care for Suicidal Individuals, Cassandra Lipa

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De Novo Cancer Monitoring for Adult Heart Transplant Patients to Improve Early Detection and Intervention, Angelo C. Mabasa

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Using Mobile Health to Improve Mild Depression Outcomes in Adult Primary Care, michele marek

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Increasing Staff Knowledge and Screening Practices for Adverse Childhood Experiences in Primary Care, Angela McGraw

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Quality Improvement: Intimate Partner Violence Screen in Nurse Home Visit Program, Masayo Nishiyama

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Human Trafficking Recognition and Response Training for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners in New Hampshire Emergency Departments, Carolyn L. Noyes

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Prevention and Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Diseases (GERD) and Peptic Ulcer Diseases (PUD’s) Among Bhutanese Refugees Utilizing Personalize Patient Education, Sharada Paudel

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HIV Education and Empowerment A program for the Women of Kiryabicooli, Uganda, Emily Rymland

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Utilizing Motivational Interviewing to Encourage Weight Loss in Primary Care, Wendy Sergeant

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Incorporating Complementary Alternative Methods in the Management of Chronic Pain into a Primary Care Practice in New York, Vladimir Sher 7638462

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Reduction in Postoperative Infections using Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) Guidelines: A Quality Improvement Project, irene smith

Improving Depression Screening for Adolescents in a Primary Care Setting in Texas, Renia Smith

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Reducing 30-Day Heart Failure Readmission Among Elderly Population in Long-term Care, Nkechi Ukomadu

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Reducing 30-Day Heart Failure Readmission Among Elderly Population in Long-term Care, Nkechi Ukomadu

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Reducing 30-Day Heart Failure Readmission Among Elderly Population in Long-term Care, Nkechi Ukomadu

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Implementing a Protocol to Monitor Cardiometabolic Syndrome in Patients Prescribed Atypical Antipsychotics, SVETLANA VALKOVSKA

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Mitigating Prescription Opioid Risk: Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs, Brenda Vigue

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Promoting Sleep Health Through Identification and Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Melissa Vuolo

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The Implementation of a Faith-Based Heart Healthy Education Program for Latinos in Miami, Florida, Cassandra Zacke

Submissions from 2018

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Using a Professional Language Interpreter During Discharge to Promote Self-Care Management for Spanish-Speaking Patients With Congestive Heart Failure: A Quality Improvement Project, Lucy Ankrah

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Medication Reconciliation in an Ambulatory Care Community Mental Health Practice, Matthew Bock

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Pediatric Primary Care Providers and Postpartum Depression: Educating Providers About the Importance of Regular Screening, Referrals and Follow-up, Tara Boyd

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Hypertensive Management for African American Patients, Aleksandrya Bracey-Asiedu

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Hepatitis C Virus Education for Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care, Michele Broskey

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Improving Patient Discharge Satisfaction Scores by Implementing Teach-Back Instructions in a Community Hospital Emergency Department (ED): A Quality Improvement Project, Kristen Burke

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Stop the Stigma! Eliminating Implicit and Explicit Bias Toward Adult Obese Women Receiving Gynecological Care: A Quality Improvement Project to Cultivate Empathy and Increase Knowledge of Best Practices, Mary Ellen Burke

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Implementation of the State Avoidable Rehospitalizations (STAAR) Initiative in a NP-led Transitional-Care Program to Reduce Readmission Rates and to Provide Safe Transitional Care in Post-Cardiac Surgery Patients:A Quality Improvement Project, ARACELI CARRERA

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Managing Patients at High-risk for Breast Cancer: An eLearning Module for Primary Care Providers, Erin Chaney

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Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Treat Insomnia in Adults, Alexandra Christodoulou

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Care Team Utilization of the GINA Guidelines to Improve Quality of Pediatric Asthma Care, Brandy Cloud

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Educating Health Care Professionals to Improve Communication in Advance Care Planning, Laura E. Clubb

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Alzheimer’s Dementia Screening in Primary Care: Quality Improvement Project to Identify Those at Risk, Kirstin Drake

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Evidence-Based Interventions: Improving Influenza Vaccination Rate Among Health Care Workers (HCWs) Targeting Direct Care-Givers, Jennelyn Fraser-Johnson

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Best Practice Medication Reconciliation in the Outpatient Setting, Meghan J. Hession

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Development and Evaluation of an Emergency Department-Based Nurse Practitioner Care Delivery Model, Tiesha Johnson

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Screening for Major Depression in Elderly Primary Care Patients Using the Patient Health Questionnaire-2 (PHQ-2), Judith Karimi

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Introducing Screening for Family Risks in Young Children in Primary Care, Sarah Kells

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Reducing Delays in Sexually Transmitted Infections(STI) Treatment: A Quality Improvement Project to Improve Timely Communication Among Providers and Patients, Kattie Khadar

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Adolescent Depression Prevention Toolkit, Avesta M. Khursand

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An Integrative Review: Health and Wellness Coaching for Lifestyle Intervention Toolkit and Presentation, Lori Anne Lyne

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Improving Awareness of Borderline Personality Disorder in Primary Care, Michael McCloskey

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Increasing Annual Influenza Vaccination Rates through Primary Prevention Strategies Among Health Care Workers in a Psychiatric Long-term Care Facility: An Evidence-based Approach, Kathleen Miller

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Shared Medical Appointments: An Intervention for Diabetes Management, Cheri Monette

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Screening Adults with Substance Use Disorder for Adverse Childhood Experiences, Teri Murtha

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A Quality Improvement (QI) Project to Reduce Emergency Department (ED) Readmissions Among Patients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Through Utilization of Interpretive Services by Healthcare Providers, Christine Ndissi

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Measuring the Impact: A RE-AIM Framework for Evaluation of a Needle Exchange Program, Lindsay Novacek

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Critical Choices Conversation Pilot Project, Lorena Paul