Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects
 

The California State University Northern California Consortium Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a practice-focused doctoral degree, such as the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), Doctor of Medicine (MD), or Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), in contrast to the research-focused Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The purpose of the DNP is to develop advanced competencies for increasingly complex practice, teaching, and leadership roles in nursing, and provide an advanced educational credential for those in practice. The changing demands of this nation's complex health care environment require the highest level of scientific knowledge and practice expertise to assure quality patient outcomes.

The Northern California Consortium is a joint doctoral program with California State University, Fresno and San Jose State University. It is a post-master's degree program and the inaugural cohort graduated in May 2014.

To learn about the impact and outcomes of the first DNP class, please see Professor Lori Rodriguez' report, "A Mixed Method Study of the Impact and Outcomes of Graduates of the CSU Northern California Consortium Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Class of 2014."

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Doctoral Projects - DNP Class of 2016

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Barriers to Preoperative Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Healthcare Environment, Rancelle Ablan, Doctoral Project

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A Comparison of Educational Approaches to the End-of-Life-Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Course, Jennifer L. Bodine, Doctoral Project

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Assessing Readiness for Interprofessional Learning about Sepsis among Registered Nurses, Physicians, and Respiratory Therapists in a Community Hospital, Katie Choy, Doctoral Project

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The Effect of Music Intervention on CAM Scores of Hospitalized Older Adults Experiencing Delirium, Mae Lavente Dizon, Doctoral Project

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How to Start a Nurse Practitioner Faculty Managed Clinic: Missing Components?, Johnna Edmunds, Doctoral Project

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The Effectiveness of California Assembly Bill 2109: Personal Belief Exemptions for Kindergarten Immunizations, Lilli Shizuka Goishi-Bessey, Doctoral Project

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Constructivist Learning Strategies in a Nurse Residency Program, Floyd M. Hammon III, Doctoral Project

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Development and Evaluation of a Chronic Care Management Toolkit, Heidi Hongxin He, Doctoral Project

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Effect of an Emergency Nurse Heart Failure Educational Intervention, Lori Hudgens, Doctoral Project

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Therapeutic Listening Communication in Children with Autism and Hyperacusis, Jennifer Margaret Hughes, Doctoral Project

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The Impact of Intensive Case Management on Hospice Utilization, Debra Lowry Hummel, Doctoral Project

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A Phenomenological Assessment of Factors that Affect Medication Adherence Among Hypertensive Nigerian Immigrants, Beulah Iroegbu, Doctoral Project

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Exploring the Needs and Preferences for a Diabetes Self-Management Program in Hispanics Living in the Central Valley of California, Emily Lane Kimble, Doctoral Project

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An Exploration of Social Capital among Nurses in the Ambulatory Setting, Anna Lutz and Tamara McKinnon, Doctoral Project

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Intraspinal Drug Delivery Reservoir Refill Procedure by Non-Physician Clinicians: A Nation-Wide Survey of Training, Pocket Fill Experience, and Life-Long Learning Behaviors, Gail McGlothlen, Doctoral Project

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Teaching and Evaluation of Suicidal Assessment, Five-Step Evaluation and Triage (SAFE-T) in the Emergency Department, Evangeline Rico, Doctoral Project

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Effectiveness and Feasibility of In-office versus Smartphone Text-delivered Nutrition Education in the College Setting: A Mixed-methods Pilot Study, Jordan Rose, Deepika Goyal, Mary Ellen Wilkosz, and Anita Catlin, Doctoral Project

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Exploring Asian Indian's Perceptions Regarding Organ Donation, Sandip Suprai, Doctoral Project

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Nursing Input During Interprofessional Rounds in the Intensive Care Unit, Kathrine A. Winnie, Doctoral Project

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Examining the Satisfaction Levels of Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses in Education, Clinical Confidence and Knowledge of Self Care Practice, Monica Wooldridge, Doctoral Project

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Undiagnosed Depression in the Elderly and Healthcare Education, Nancy J. Wynn-Grundy, Doctoral Project

Doctoral Projects - DNP Class of 2015

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Sexually Transmitted Disease Education and Effects on Condom Use in College Students, Patricia Alvarez, Doctoral Project

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Family-Centered Pediatric Radiation Therapy: A Nurse-Led Quality Improvement Collaboration Model, Elizabeth A. Austin, Doctoral Project

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Implementation of a Patient Satisfaction Survey in a Federally Qualified Health Center, Ricardo Jose Ballin II, Doctoral Project

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Developing a Patient Care Standard for Adolescents Based on a Nursing Needs Assessment, Kathryn Blake, Doctoral Project

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A Comparison of Pedagogical Approaches to Error Communication Training, Marie Annette Gilbert, Doctoral Project

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Admission Medication Reconciliation Process to Improve Patient Outcomes, Vanessa Ann Irwin, Doctoral Project

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Exploring College Students' Perceptions of College Gun Violence: A Meta-Analysis, Julia Chaw Chih Lee, Doctoral Project

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Heath Care Providers’ Perceptions of the Reproductive Challenges and Experiences among Asian Indian Women Living in Silicon Valley, Olga Alexandra Libova, Doctoral Project

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Nurses Caring for Adults with Autism in an Emergency Department: A Survey of Knowledge, Shauna Marie Miller, Doctoral Project

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Perceived Barriers to Skin to Skin Care from Maternal and Nurse Perspectives, Rachel Alexandra Napoli, Doctoral Project

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Mindfulness Practice in Children and Adolescents: A Comprehensive Review of Evidence-Based Research, Donna Nikander, Doctoral Project

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Pain Management at End of Life When There is a Co-Occurrence of Substance Use Disorder: A Qualitative Metasynthesis, Kristina Olfson, Doctoral Project

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Implementation of Interprofessional Education and Physician Order Set Improves Compliance with Early Recognition and Treatment of Maternal Sepsis, Lori Susan Olvera, Doctoral Project

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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Home Visitation is Associated with a Decrease in Home Care and Healthcare Utilization Errors in High Risk Infants, Rupalee Patel, Doctoral Project

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Commercial Sexual Exploitation: The Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse in Screening Patient At-Risk, Sheri Rickman Patrick, Doctoral Project

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The Pupillometer in Practice: Identifying and Overcoming Barriers, Audrey Lee Paulson, Doctoral Project

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Access to Care Barriers for Native American Veterans, Joanne Kristen Rhoads, Doctoral Project

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Improve Intra-Operative Nurse-to-Nurse Communication Using a Safety Checklist, Silvinita Tadeo Rowe, Doctoral Project

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Identifying Factors in Medication Non-Adherence in Teens Diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis: A Pilot Study, Susan Viola Senzaki, Doctoral Project

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The Effectiveness of a Standardized Positioning Tools and Bedside Education on the Developmental Positioning Proficiency of NICU Nurses, Arlene Spilker, Doctoral Project

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Chinese Community Physicians' Perception Toward Collaboration with Advanced Practice Nurses, Ivy Tan, Doctoral Project

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Factors Leading to Rapid Response Team Interventions in Adult Medical-Surgical Patients, Christine M. Tarver, Doctoral Project

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Outcome Analysis and Quality Improvement for Inter-hospital Transfers of Pediatric, Carma Lynn Tobiassen, Doctoral Project

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Bio-Identical Hormones Utilized for Treating Menopausal Symptoms: Are They Safe?, Maria D. White, Doctoral Project

Doctoral Projects - DNP Class of 2014

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Pilot Study: Avoiding Readmissions of Heart Failure Patients Across Transitions of Care, Analiza Baldonado, Doctoral Project

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Impact of Cue-Based Feeding Protocol on Premature Infants' Outcomes and Hospital Length of Stay, Diana Michele Easley Cormier, Doctoral Project

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Reducing "Failure to Rescue" Occurrences: A Pilot Project Incorporating High-Fidelity Simulation During Mock Codes, to Enhance Pediatric Nurses' Clinical Knowledge and Skills, Denise Dawkins, Doctoral Project

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Self-Reported Neurogenic Bowel and Bladder Management In Acute Hospitalized Chronic Spinal Cord Injured Patients: Its Role in Clinical Practice, Mary Lupe Jimenez, Doctoral Project

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Nurses' Perceptions of Structural Empowerment: A Practice Review Process Pilot, Andrea M. Lee-Riggins, Doctoral Project

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Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Methods, Same-Day Initiation and Early Removal, Sandra Mary Loehner, Doctoral Project

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Chronic Non-Cancer Pain in the ED: Are Nurses SBIRT-Ready?, Dorothy James Moore, Doctoral Project

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Electronic Medical Record in the Simulation Hospital: Does It Improve Accuracy in Charting Vital Signs, Intake, and Output?, Carel M. Mountain, Doctoral Project

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A Novel Method for Assessing Medication-Related Adverse Outcomes in a Community Hospital, Christopher M. Patty, Doctoral Project

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The Experience of Latino Parents of Hospitalized Children during Family Centered Rounds, Lisa Ann Walker-Vischer, Doctoral Project