University of Toledo College of Nursing, DNP Doctoral Papers
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at The University of Toledo is designed to prepare nurses to the highest level of clinical practice in order to meet the increasing complexities and challenges of the nation's healthcare environment. UT DNP students are required to submit their final doctoral projects at Henderson E-Repository so they will have opportunity to share their final evidence based projects with other DNP students and faculty.
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Impacting Nursing Stress: The Implementation of a Standardized Referral Process in the Outpatient Pediatric Care Setting (2018-06-25)
Aim. This DNP project was aimed at reducing process time and stress levels perceived by nurses working in three outpatient pediatric offices.
Background. Nursing stress has been ...
Identifying depression in primary care is an urgent concern locally and nationally. Due to lack of screening or inquiry by primary care providers, as well as an insufficient number of mental health professionals, ...
Evaluating the Effects and Process of Nurse Bedside Shift Report on Nurse’s Perceptions of Communication Patterns, Nurse Satisfaction, and Patient Involvement (2018-03-26)
Background: A growing body of evidence identifies transitions of care as vulnerable points in the care continuum where vital information is often omitted and inadequate communication occurs. Nurse shift report has been ...
Opioid drug use during pregnancy is a national and local emergent concern. The state of Ohio has experienced a dramatic increase in neonates born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). NAS occurs after the neonate is ...
Utilizing the SmokefreeTXT Text Messaging Service to Aid Smokers to Stop Smoking in a Primary Care Setting (2017-10-02)
According to the CDC, 17.8% of people in the United States are current smokers. 23.4% of Ohioans smoke cigarettes daily, which is significantly greater than the national average. In the clinical setting where the project ...
Use of Simulation within Nursing Education to Assist Students to Meet Standardized Test Plan Components (2017-05-18)
Medication errors within the United States healthcare system have been identified as a persistent issue contributing to extended hospital stays, increased healthcare costs, poorer patient outcomes including death, and ...
Development of a Toolkit for Implementation and Evaluation of the “HUG Your Baby” Program in a Non-profit Community Setting (2017-05-18)
The use of an implementation Toolkit to reliably translate evidenced based programs into community health provides stability and reliability to the organizations that utilize them. This is important in the realm of ...
Verification Methods of Nasogastric and Orogastric Tubes: Improved Patient Outcomes through Nurse Adherence to Practice Guidelines (2017-01-09)
Although there are various methods that are used to confirm the placement of nasogastric (NG) and orogastric (OG) tubes prior to the administration of any substance, there is none that is used universally and with ...
Evaluation of Shared Medical Appointments for Opioid Relapse Prevention in Patients Receiving Medication-Assisted Treatment in a Rural Health Clinic (2017-01-09)
The United States is facing an opioid epidemic. Access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is recognized as one crucial strategy in decreasing opioid abuse rates and improving population health through mitigation ...
The identified problem in school-aged children is a lack of education to recognize triggers, symptoms, and methods to self-manage asthma episodes. The PICOT statement of interest was: In children 8 to 12 years old, does ...
Physical activity is an integral part of the war on pediatric obesity. Pediatric obesity is a worldwide epidemic affecting children of all races, classes, and gender. According to the Ohio Youth Risk Behavior Survey ...
Advance Care Planning (ACP) is a process of review and discussion between patients, family members, and healthcare providers that focus on goals of care rather than specific treatments. ACP should be initiated and ...
The Evaluation of the Implementation of a Shared Medical Appointment for Patients with Diabetes in a Rural Private Practice (2015-05-28)
Objective: This practice improvement project was designed to test the efficacy and feasibility of implementing ...
Efficacy and Feasibilities of an Evidence Based Program for Seventh Graders on Teen Dating Violence An Evidence Based Nursing Practice Project (2014-09-30)
The presence of teen dating violence (TDV) among the adolescent population is becoming recognized as a significant problem in the U.S. and worldwide. A growing body of evidence has begun to reveal the magnitude ...(2014-05-09)
Dementia is a condition exhibited by emotional and physical states such as anxiety, agitation, sleeplessness, inability to care for oneself, wandering, defiant ...