Ball State University School of Nursing DNP Projects
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Ball State University is a post-master’s degree program for nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse midwives. The DNP program curriculum provides a strong focus on scholarly practice that includes translation of research in practice, evaluation of practice, and improvement in health outcomes at individual and population levels. Our DNP students design, implement and evaluate outcomes of an evidence-based project to improve the quality of healthcare and health outcomes in clinical and community settings. Each item in this collection houses the graduate’s project abstract, project proposal, references, and final project presentation slides.</p><p><a href="http://cms.bsu.edu/academics/collegesanddepartments/nursing/academics/doctorateofnp" target="_blank">To learn more about the Ball State University DNP Program please click here</a>.</p>
The purpose of this DNP project was to identify barriers in a family practice setting to recommending the HPV vaccine and to use this information to develop a practice protocol to enhance the delivery of the vaccine ...
Treating Depression and Sleep Impairment to Improve Pain Levels and Quality of Life for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease: A Quality Improvement Project (2017-05-19)
Background: Vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC) pain is both an acute and chronic factor for patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). Acute, recurrent, and unrelenting pain is often joined by other ...
Overcoming Barriers and Increasing Confidence of Providers and Nurses in Addressing Overweight and Obesity (2016-09-22)
The purpose of this DNP project was to improve weight loss management by decreasing barriers and increasing health care provider and nurse confidence in addressing overweight and obesity with patients. The project took ...
The 5As Model for Smoking Cessation: Engaging Health Care Providers and Overcoming Barriers to Change (2016-09-21)
The purpose of this DNP project was to improve provider utilization of the 5As model for smoking cessation (asking, advising, assessing, assisting and arranging for follow up) for patients who smoke with every patient ...
The purpose of this DNP project was to provide support for nursing staff to feel empowered and motivated to provide new mothers with the support they needed to have a positive breastfeeding experience for their babies ...