Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students create a DNP project at the culmination of study. Students’ projects must:
- Enhance health outcomes, practice outcomes, or policy outcomes
- Evaluate health care outcomes, practice outcomes, or policy outcomes
- Reflect a culmination of practice inquiry
- Engage in new partnerships
- Reflect a translation of evidence into practice
The DNP program prepares students to bridge the gap between new science and integration into practice. At the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, graduates of our DNP program have created projects that implement research, plans, and practices that advance our profession and improve health outcomes. View the DNP projects below.
- 2019 Spring
Name Title Abstract Poster Iquo Andrews-Cooper, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-C Nonpharmacologica modalities (NPMs) and Persistent noncancer pain: The effects of education and patients' use of NPMs Abstract Poster Stephanie Byrd, DNP, MS, APRN-CNP Assessing Primary Care Provider Knowledge of Current Sudden Sensorineural Hearing loss Guidelines to Improve Patient Outcomes Abstract Poster Evi Dallman, DNP, MSN, CRNP Antibiotic Stewardship in Pediatric Primary Care Abstract Poster Barbara “Nikki” Davis, DNP, MSN, FNP-C, GNP-BC, ACHPN The effect of an enhanced palliative care education program on advanced practice providers (APPs) in a community-based palliative care program Abstract Poster Julie Donahue, DNP, MSN, CPNP-PC, IBCLC Targeted Postpartum Breastfeeding Intervention to Improve Lactation Outcomes in Women Affected by Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Abstract Poster Darryn Dunbar, DNP, MS, RN, CNM, NEA-BC The Impact of Reducing Emergency Department Length of Stay for Patients Requiring Admission to the Intensive Care Unit Abstract Poster Suzanne Dutton, DNP, MSN, RN, GNP-BC Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Web-Based Stress Management Program for Geriatric Nurses Abstract Poster Ashleigh Epps, DNP, CPNP-PC Wellness 4 Uth: Increasing Health Through an After School Wellness Program Abstract Poster Mara Evans, DNP, CNM Optimizing the Care of Women and Girls Affected by Female Genital Cutting Abstract Poster Michelle Felix, DNP, MSN, CRNP
Decreasing Adverse Drug Events Related to Opioids by Improving Parent and Nurse Knowledge of Pain Management in Postoperative Infants & Toddlers Abstract Ashley Fenton, DNP, CRNP, LCSW-C A 12-week evidence-based education program to reduce cardio-metabolic risk in patients with serious mental illness in the integrated care setting Abstract Poster Nancy Gentry, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-BC Chlamydia Knowledge and Testing Behaviors in University Students Abstract Poster Timian Godfrey, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC The Effect of a Diabetes Self-Management Education Program on Glycated Hemoglobin Levels within American Indian Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Identified in the Emergency Department Abstract Poster Yovan Gonzalez, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC Advancing Nurses' Knowledge and Skills to Address Substance Use in an Ambulatory Care Center Abstract Poster Nadine Henry-Thomas, DNP, MSN, RN, CMSRN, PCCN Prevention of Functional Decline among Hospitalized Older Adults Abstract Poster Jocelyn Kirk, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC Discharge Readiness Screening and Postpartum Follow-Up for Well Newborns to Reduce Early Hospital Readmission Abstract Poster Rachel Klinedinst, DNP, MSN, CRNP, ACHPN Impact of Training Advance Practice Providers to Use the Serious Illness Conversation Guide (SICG) for Advance Care Planning Among Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure Abstract Poster Irina Koyfman, DNP, MSN, RN, NP-C Student nurses as intervention advocates: Measuring the impact of a novel approach to implementation of Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Assessment on registered nurses’ knowledge, attitude, and practic Abstract Poster Meghan Lopez, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC Setting up for Success: Supporting Positive Parenting Interventions for Caregivers Impacted by Violence Abstract Poster Priya Meyer, DNP, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC Audit and Feedback Sustains Highly Reliable Nurse Leader Safety Rounds Abstract Poster Brandon Pabst, DNP, RN, BSN, MS, CEN
Systematic Approach to Ventilator Associated Events Reduction Danielle Raja, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, DCNP Improving Adherence and Satisfaction with the iPLEDGE Program Abstract Poster Lisa Santo Domingo, DNP, MSN, RN, CPNP The Effects of Multidisciplinary Approach to Pediatric Functional Constipation with or without Fecal Incontinence Abstract Poster Whitney Sharpe, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-BC Increasing Scheduling Efficiency in an Outpatient Urology Clinic Abstract Poster Sharon Shin, DNP, MSN, CNM, FNP-C Reducing Postpartum Hemorrhage in a Nurse-Midwifery Practice Abstract Poster Sarah Slone, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, CCRN Accelerated Discharge Process for Patients with Non-ST Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes Following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Abstract Poster Cynthia Sweeney, DNP, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC Improving a Program of Meaningful Recognition to Enhance Nurse Satisfaction and Retention of Operating Room Nurses in a Mid-Atlantic Suburban Medical Center Abstract Poster Keitra Thompson, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-BC Access Matters: Integrating Trauma informed Reproductive Health Services into a Family-Centered Drug Court & Social Service Program Abstract Poster Jannelle Vicens, DNP, MSN, BSN, RN, FNP-BC The LMC Vicens Palliative Care Initiative Abstract Poster Jacqueline Wolak, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-C Implementing an Infantile Spasms Guideline and Electronic Medical Record Order Set for Inpatient Healthcare Providers Abstract Poster
- 2018 Spring
Name Title Abstract Poster Carla Aquino, DNP, RN, MSN Increasing Competence in Pressure Injury Prevention Using Competency-Based Education in Adult Intensive Care Unit Abstract Poster Mojgan Azadi, DNP, RNC IV, BSN, MSN, PhD, PCCN-EFM, RNC-OB, RNC-MNN Enhancing the ABCDE Bundle Implementation Adherence rate through Nurse Education in the Intensive Care Unit Abstract Poster Anita H. Ben, DNP, RN, MSN Reducing Hospital Readmission after Pneumonia Abstract Poster Fara Bowler, DNP, MS, APN, ANP-C An Evidence-based Educational Intervention for Nurse Managers to Mitigate Impaired Nursing Practice: A pilot project Abstract Poster Judith Boyle, DNP, RN, MSN, BSN Compassion Fatigue Resiliency Training in Emergency Nurses Abstract Poster Chrystal R. Brown, DNP, RN BS MSN Evaluation of a Middle School- Based Program to Improve Knowledge on Healthy Nutritional and Physical Behaviors Abstract Poster Charnita M. Bryant, DNP, MS, CPNP Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences in Primary Care: A Quality Improvement Project Abstract Poster Ivette Cardelli, DNP, MSN, ARNP-BC Implementation of the Patient Health Questionnaire-2 for the Elderly at a Skilled Nursing Facility and Rehabilitation Center to Screen for Depression by the Registered Nurse Abstract Poster; Suzanne M. Cowperthwaite, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC Improving the Pain Experience for Cancer Inpatients: A Quality Improvement Project Abstract Poster Eleni D. Flanagan, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN-BC The Implementation and Evaluation of a New Nurse Manager Mentoring Program Abstract Poster Lisa Grubb, DNP, RN, MSN, WOCN, C/DONA, CPHQ Increasing Pressure Injury Awareness in the Emergency Department Abstract Poster Sherri E. Jones, DNP, RN, MSN Creating Safe Handoffs Between Units: Implementation of the I-PASS Handoff Program in Nursing Abstract Poster Celicia Little, DNP, MSN, RN, ARNP, CPNP Evaluation of a Post-Graduate Education Program for Nurse Practitioners Abstract Poster Dawn Luzetsky, DNP, MS, RN Implementing a Tele-ICU Nurse Mentoring Program in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit to Support the Novice Bedside Nurses Abstract Poster Roman Roberto, DNP, MSN, RN, CMSRN, P-PCA Improving Novice Nurses’ Engagement in Evidence-based Practice Abstract Poster Marianne Schallmo, DNP, MSN, BSN, RN, FNP Improving Cardiac Nurses’ Knowledge, Attitude, and Confidence in Delivering Palliative Care for Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure Abstract Poster Kristen E. Sheldon, DNP, APRN, FNP-C Brief Negotiated Interview: A Tool for Counseling Overweight and Obese Patients? Abstract Cynthia Ward, DNP, MSN, CCM, RN-BC A Quality Improvement Project Using an Educational Outreach Program to Expand Access to VA Health Care Services for Female Veterans Abstract Poster Janice Williams, DNP, RN, MSN Caring for the Caregiver: Assessing burnout amongst federally qualified healthcare center providers to inform the development of wellness program Abstract Poster
- 2017 Summer - Saudi Arabia CohortPosters are not available for Summer 17.
Name Title Abstract Amal Al Ahmree, DNP, RN, BSN, MSc Developing A Nursing Mentorship Program for the New Graduate Nurses Abstract Kawthar Al Hussain, DNP, RN, SBSN, Msc Improving Transition of Care for Adult Patients with Sickle Cell Disease Abstract Narmeen Al Talalwah, DNP, RN, BSN, MSc Elective Surgical Cancellations in a Tertiary Hospital in the Middle East: Quality Improvement Process Abstract Halima Al Talaq, DNP, BSN, MSN, CNE Improving Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Staff Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Competence, Knowledge, and Confidence Abstract Leena Al-Mansour, DNP, MSc, BSN, RN, CWCN Development of an Interdisciplinary Healthcare Team for Pressure Injury Management: Quality Improvement Project Abstract Heba Almattar, DNP, RN, BSN, MSN, ANP Improving Access to Cardiac Rehabilitation Abstract Maisa Al-Raban, DNP, RN, MSc, BSc Evidence Based strategies to Reduce Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection in the Intensive Care Unit at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare Abstract Fatimah Alrashed, DNP, RN, BSN, MSc, MBA Improving the Management of Pain at End of Life for Hospitalized Oncology Patients Abstract Greer Barlow, DNP, RN, RM, BSc, MSc, CPHIMS A nurse-led telephone screening initiative to identify low-risk elective orthopedic surgery patients to improve preanesthesia clinic efficiency Abstract Emma Daza, DNP, MSN, BSN, RN, CWON, CFCN Development and Implementation of a Clinical Pathway for Adult Patient Undergoing Ostomy Surgery in Saudi Arabia: A Quality Improvement Project Abstract Shelby Pitts, DNP, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC Increasing Adherence and Self-Management Among Hispanic Pregnant Women with Gestational Diabetes Abstract Siobhan Rothwell, DNP, RPN, RGN, RANP, RNP, MSc, BSc, H.Dip, PGCert Clinical Ed Improving Access to Timely, Quality Care for Patients with Minor Trauma Presenting to an Emergency Department Abstract Jacinta I. Ukah-Ogbonna, DNP, RN, MSN Quality Improvement Project to Increase Exclusive Breastfeeding Rate in Saudi Arabia Abstract Angela Wilkins, DNP, MSN, MPH, BSN Improving Access to Care through the Integration of the Nurse Practitioner Role in a Saudi Arabian Primary Care Department: A Comparative Study Abstract
- 2017 SpringPosters are not available for Spring 17.
Name Title Abstract Betelehem Abate, DNP, GN-BC, MSN, ANP-BC Methods to Reduce Avoidable Emergency Department Transfers in Assisted Living Facility Abstract Chizoba Anako, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, CRNP Translating an Evidence-based SBIRT Protocol into Practice to Address Depression, Alcohol and Drug Use Among Pregnant Women Living with HIV (LWHIV) Abstract Martha Awoke, DNP, RN, MSN Does Standardized Nurse-Led Heart Failure Education Improve Knowledge and Self-Care and Reduce 30-Day All Cause Readmission? Abstract Kristen Brown, DNP, MS, CRNP, CPNP-AC Preventing Cardiac Arrest in the Postoperative Congenital Heart Disease Patient: A High-fidelity Simulation Boot Camp for Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Nurse Practitioners Abstract Amita Desai, DNP, MSN, CRNP Improving Pain Assessment in the Neonate Advances in Neonatal Care Abstract Susan Giscombe, DNP, MS, APRN, FNP-c Implementation of an Evidence-based Discharge Checklist Used to Reduce 30-day Readmissions for Patients Diagnosed with Heart Failure Michelle Henry, DNP, MSN, PHN, RN Evaluation of a Standardized Nursing Education Program for Hospital Acquired Pressure Injury Prevention in an Adult Critical Care Setting Abstract Emily Herbert, DNP, MSN, FNP-C Standardization of Pain Assessment Documentation to Improve the Quality of Pain Management Abstract Melissa Hunter, DNP, MSN, RN, CCRN Perioperative Screening of Patients for Risk Factors Associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Abstract Nicole Kelly, DNP, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC Promoting the safe management of the anticoagulant warfarin among the geriatric population in the primary care setting Abstract Claire Piccirillo, DNP, MS, BSN, RN, CPAN, PCCN Evaluation of a Standardized, Interdisciplinary Preoperative Medication Administration Tool for Adult Inpatients in an Acute Care Setting Abstract Leslie Rowan, DNP, MSN, RN, CNL, CWCN, CFCN A Patient-Centered Data-Driven Project to Decrease Falls in Acute Care Medical Patients Abstract Kyoko Sato, DNP, CRNP, MSN, MPH Development of a Collaborative Surveillance Care Delivery System for Early Stage Colon Cancer Patients Abstract Sue Verrillo, DNP, RN, MSN,CRRN Using Continuous Vital Sign Monitoring to Detect Early Deterioration in Adult Postoperative Inpatients Abstract Binnara Yoo, DNP, NP-C, MSN, BSN, RN Implementation of a STD Screening Protocol in an Emergency Department: A Quality Improvement Project to Increase STD Screenings in Young Adults Ages 15-29 with Urinary Symptoms Abstract