Doctor of Nursing Practice Poster Day

University of Maryland School of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice Poster Day

Congratulations to our 2020 Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) graduates that successfully disseminated their DNP project outcomes on Wednesday, May 13.

2020 "Best Poster" Winner

Aleta Skaanland, DNP ’20, RN, CCRN, was awarded top honors for her winning poster titled “Increasing Nurse Participation During Interdisciplinary Rounds.”

About DNP Poster Day:

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Poster Day is an opportunity for students to present the findings of their DNP Project to faculty, staff, colleagues, and community partners.

The DNP Project is an integral part of the academic experience at UMSON, representing students’ time and effort put forth to focus on real-world health issues. The dissemination of evidence-based knowledge gleaned from the DNP Project is vital to forward-looking solutions to some of society's most formidable health care challenges.

Presenters, Poster Presentations, and Project Information

Presentation Information and AbstractsStudent NameDNP Project TitleProject Faculty Advisor
Group 1 

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Faculty Session Leaders:

  • Renee Franquiz, DNP, RN, CNE
  • Joseph Pellegrini, PhD, CRNA, FAAN
Ajayi, Temitope Implementing Virtual Hand-off with a Standardized Tool Gourley, Bridgette
Conley, Richard Implementation of Carbohydrate-Based Liquid Nutrition in Labor Bundy, Elaine
Fitzpatrick, Suzanna Integration of TeamSTEPPS Framework and Escape Room to Improve Teamwork and Collaboration Jones-Parker, Hazel
Gue, Krystal Protecting Their Skin: Implementing a Neonatal Skin Care Bundle Felauer, Ann
Kang, Kathleen STOP-BANG Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adult Pre-operative Patients Gourley, Bridgitte
Marchione, Natalie Improving Nurse-Nurse Communication to Reduce Patient Bounce-Back Gourley, Bridgitte
Ogorodova, Evgenia Decreasing Fetal Mortality: Promoting Fetal Movement Awareness and Decreased Fetal Movement Management Bode, Claire
Rimal, Jyoti Violence Risk Assessment Tool: Dynamic Appraisal of Situation Aggression Inpatient Version Gourley, Bridgitte
Thomas Jacob, Nomy Mindfulness-Based Meditation and Stress Reduction in Healthy Adults Scheu, Karen
Group 2 

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Faculty Session Leaders:

  • Katherine Fornili, DNP, MPH, RN, CARN, FIAAN
  • Karen Scheu, DNP, FNP-BC 
Allen, Christina Post-Operative Urinary Tract Infection Reduction: Discharge Bundle Implementation in Outpatient Urogynecology Patients Gourley, Bridgitte
Copeland, Chad Reducing Iatrogenic Anemia Using  Blood Saving Techniques Akintade, Bimbola
Fortune, Shanna Implementation of a Handoff Report Tool Among Trauma Intermediate Care Nurses Bundy, Elaine
Gyer, Ashley Implementation of the Patient Activation Measure for Mental Health for Pediatric Parents Rawlett, Kristen
Kennedy, Jules Screening, Brief Intervention and Treatment in a Latina Immigrant Prenatal Clinic Hoffman, Ann
Meginnis, Kelly Appropriate Operating Room Antibiotic Re-dosing for General Surgery Patients Piscotty, Ronald
Ogunseye, Oluwakemi Implementing TeamSTEPPS Tool to Improve Staff Communication at an Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital Rawlett, Kristen
Russo, Joseph Implementation of a Child Abuse Screening Program in a Pediatric Emergency Department Franquiz, Renee
Thomas, Caitlin Implementation of Restorative Sleep to Combat Workforce Fatigue during Night Shift Franquiz, Renee
Group 3 

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Faculty Session Leaders:

  • Elaine Bundy, DNP, CRNP, FNP-C
  • Kristen Rawlett, PhD, FNP-BC
Anderson, Courtney The Evidence Integration Triangle for Management of Behavioral Psychological Symptoms of Dementia Yarbrough, Karen
Dampier, Charlette Secured Messaging in Patient Portal: Improving Effeciencies in Patient-Provider Communication Hoffman, Ann
Gaa, Christyn Implementing Delirium Screening in an Intermediate Care Unit Akintade, Bimbola
Hamilton, Hannah Simulation to Improve Confidence among Newly Licensed Nurses in Pediatric Intensive Care Franquiz, Renee
Klein, Sarah Herbal Medications and Anesthesia Implications: A Clinical Practice Guideline Gutchell, Veronica
Mesfin, Daniel Targeted Multiple Intervention and Tailoring Interventions for Patient Safety Fall Prevention Rowe, Gina
OKeefe, Suzanne Implementation of a Functional Capacity Assessment in Adult Patients with Heart Failure Bundy, Elaine
Sanchez, Miguel Postoperative Cesarean Section Outcomes Following Standardized Oxytocin Dosing: Rule of Three's Pellegrini, Joseph
Trandel-Korenchuk, Sarah Aromatherapy Blend for Postoperative Nausea in Ambulatory Surgery Patients Bode, Claire
Group 4 

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Faculty Session Leaders:

  • Ann Hoffman, DNP, RN
  • Claire Bode,  DNP CRNP, RN
Babola, Natalie Standardized Telephone Follow-Up Calls for New Ventricular Assist Device Patients Clark, Karen
Davis, Stacian Clinician Perceptions of a Mobile Electronic Health Record Application Piscotty, Ronald
Gaines, Susanne Implementing Necesidades Paliativas and Chronic Liver Disease Tools within the Transplant Unit Satyshur, Rosemarie
Haney, Jillian A Team Approach to Improve Wound Care Quality in Long-Term Care Clark, Karen
Kontogeorgos, Christina Fall Prevention Tailored Approach to Decrease Patient Falls Cook, Linda
Mitchell, Robert Reducing Inappropriate Selection of Penicillin Alternatives in Outpatient Surgery Patients Piscotty, Ronald
Otter, Mariel Improving Primary Care Engagement of Clients in an Outpatient Behavioral Health Center Fornili, Katherine
Schafer, Chelsea Implementation of a Standardized Screening Tool and Referral Process for Sports Physicals Scheu, Karen
Troiani, Nicole Palliative Care Screening Implementation within the Medical Intensive Care Unit Satyshur, Rosemarie
Group 5 

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Faculty Session Leaders:

  • Bim Akintade, PhD, MBA, MHA, ACNP-BC, NEA-BC
  • Ron Piscotty, PhD, RN-BC, FAMIA
Boidock, Ashleigh Implementation of a Behavioral Pain Scale for Traumatic Brain Injured Patients Cook, Linda
Dawson, Lauren Implementation of a Nurse Mentorship Program Franquiz, Renee
Garriques, Jaspreet Use of the Short Confusion Assessment Method to Prevent Falls Cook, Linda
Heng, Christina Using a Clinical Indicators Checklist to Determine Family Meeting Needs Alessandrini, Erica
Labe, Christopher Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment in an Emergency Room Rawlett, Kristen
Moon, Jennifer Implementation of the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale Screener in Detention Setting Clark, Karen
Pacheco, Aileen Improving Medication Adherence Among Diabetes Patients Utilizing Mobile App and Pamphlet Jones-Parker, Hazel
Shittu, Alyson Implementation of a Pneumococcal Immunization Standing Order Protocol in Long-Term Care Alessandrini, Erica
Ulloa, Aline Quality Improvement Project: Screening Assessment Tool to Improve Early Sepsis Identification Clark, Karen
Group 6 

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Faculty Session Leaders:

  • Veronica Gutchell, DNP, RN, CNS, CRNP
  • Ann Felauer, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC/PC
Bortner, Sara Implementation of a Protocol-driven Medical Clearance Algorithm in Behavioral Health Crisis Services Fornili, Katherine
Diaz, Luverne Paired Spontaneous Awakening Trial and Spontaneous Breathing Trial Protocol Implementation Hoffman, Ann
Gilmore, Lara Enhanced Recovery after Cesarean Delivery Clinical Practice Guideline: Intraoperative Management Amos, Veronica
Hodge, Rachel Increasing Humanpapilloma Virus Vaccination Rates Among Adolescents in Primary Care Hoffman, Ann 
Lam, Xuan Hanh Optimization of Oxytocin Dosing during the Intraoperative Period: Rule of Three's Pellegrini, Joseph
Morrison, Laura Improving Self-Efficacy in Heart Failure Patients Through Motivational Interviewing Cook, Linda
Patel, Angel Enhanced Recovery After Cesarean Delivery Clinical Practice Guideline: Preoperative Interventions Amos, Veronica
Skaanland, Aleta Increasing Nurse Participation During Interdisciplinary Rounds Akintade, Bimbola
Wale-Aremu, Olawale Combatting Alarm in An Acute Care Unit Hoffman, Ann
Group 7

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Faculty Session Leaders:

  • Bridgitte Gourley, DNP, FNP-BC
  • Erica Alessandrini, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC
Boyajian, Toni Screening for Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence in a College Health Clinic Bode, Claire
DiNardo, Theresa Implementation of a Multidisciplinary Approach to Mass Casualty Incident Response Cook, Linda
Goode, Julie Treating Chronic Pain: Therapeutic Music in Palliative Care Rowe, Gina
Hoffmann, Lisa Implementing Exercise and Healthy Nutrition Groups in an Inpatient Behavioral Health Setting Fornili, Katherine
Li, Ming Post-operative Visual Loss Clinical Practice Guideline in the Preoperative Arena Gutchell, Veronica
Nanji, Sasha Implementing Patient Acuity Scoring to Improve Call Light Responsiveness and Decrease Falls Satyshur, Rosemarie
Pierre-Jacques, Jemima Implementing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Screening at an Adult Substance Use Disorder Clinic Rawlett, Kristen
Solaiman, Anjana Implementation of Dextrose Gel for Asymptomatic Hypoglycemia in Newborns Wise, Barbara
Wali, Alexandra Enhanced Recovery After Surgery for Cesarean Delivery Clinical Practice Guideline: Postoperative Interventions Amos, Veronica
Group 8 

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Faculty Session Leaders:

  • Linda Cook, PhD, RN, CCNS, ACNP
  • Barbara Wise, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC/PC
Brown, Caroline Prophylactic Sacral Dressings and Skin Assessments in Acute Care Emergency Surgery Patients Satyshur, Rosemarie
Doyle, Karen Mitigating Workplace Violence Utilizing the Broset Violence Checklist Jones-Parker, Hazel
Graham, Christina Nurse Led Early Mobility in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Clark, Karen
Howell, Krystal Detecting Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea in the Primary Care Setting Felauer, Ann
Louis, Kesiah Intraoperative and Postoperative Anesthesia Management of Postoperative Visual Loss in Robotic Surgeries Gutchell, Veronica
Naureen, Misbah A Standardized Discharge Protocol for Heart Failure Patients to Reduce Hospital Readmissions Rowe, Gina
Popoola, Mariyam Evidence-Based Policy Toolkit Supporting Full Practice Authority for Veterans Affairs Nurse Anesthetists Amos, Veronica
Solomon-Adenola, Oluwanife Perioperative Anesthesia Management of Surgical Patients with Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices Gutchell, Veronica
Wallander, Jacquelyn Screening for Depression in a Rural Primary Care Setting Yarbrough, Karen
Room 9 

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Faculty Session Leaders:

  • Veronica Amos, PhD, CRNA, PHCNS-BC
  • Karen Yarbrough, DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC
Brown, Jennifer Implementation of Mindfulness with Emergency Nurse Practitioners to Decrease Burnout Rawlett, Kristen
Du, Claire Postoperative Interventions for Enhanced Recovery After Gynecological Surgery Piscotty, Ronald
Graham, Stacey Implementing Patient Triage Communication, Improving Nurse-Provider Communication and Promoting Safety Satyshur, Rosemarie
Hyde, Ashton Reducing Hemodynamic Variations from Oxytocin Administration during Cesarean Sections: Clinical Practice Guideline Pellegrini, Joseph
Malenfant, Micah Medical Clearance Algorithm for Adult Behavioral Health Patients in the Emergency Department Fornili, Katherine
Neser, Sarah Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries: Fall Prevention for Community-Dwelling Older Adults Rowe, Gina
Proctor, Theresa Cranial Electrical Stimulation in an Outpatient Pain Management Clinic Rowe, Gina
Stankiewicz, Morgan Universal Suicide Screening in a Pediatric Gastroenterology Outpatient Clinic Wise, Barbara
Westbrook, Lauren Implementation of an Algorithm for Goal-Directed Hemostatic Resuscitation in Trauma Akintade, Bimbola
Group 10 

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Faculty Session Leaders:

  • Hazel Jones Parker, DNP, FNP-BC
  • Karen Clark, PhD, RN, Alumna CCRN
Butchart, Julie Implementing Psychiatric Safety Planning in the Adult Emergency Setting to Decrease Re-Presentation Satyshur, Rosemarie
Efunbajo, Grace Utilization of Written Asthma Action Plan in a Pediatric Primary Care Setting Hoffman, Ann
Grass, Nicole Postdischarge Nausea and Vomiting Risk Assessment in Breast and Gynecological Surgical Patients Bundy, Elaine
Jimenez, Faith Lois Implementation of Routine Point-of-Care Blood Lead Testing in Pregnant Women Bode, Claire
Mancl, Margo Improving Safety in the Pediatric Emergency Department through Early Violence/Aggression Assessment Rawlett, Kristen
Newton, Nakeia Implementation of a Violence Checklist to Reduce Seclusion/Restraint on Inpatient Psychiatry Bode, Claire
Rae, Amanda A Clinical Practice Guideline for Postoperative Cognitive Impairment: Preoperative Screening Pellegrini, Joseph
Stanley, Lisa The Effect of Pre-Procedural Video Education on Patients Undergoing Cardiac Catheterization Akintade, Bimbola
Williams, Keiara Bathtime Shenanigans: Implementing Evidence-Based Bathing Practices Felauer, Ann
Group 11 

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Faculty Session Leaders:

  • Rosemarie Satyshur, PhD, RN
  • Gina Rowe, PhD, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC, PHCNS-BC, CNE
Caalim, April Joyce Preoperative and Intraoperative Interventions for Enhanced Recovery after Gynecological Surgery Piscotty, Ronald
Erondu, Ozioma Implementing an Evidence-Based Tobacco Cessation Protocol in an Adult Behavioral Health Unit Fornili, Katherine
Greely, Carolyn Dental Disease in Pregnant Women: A Screening and Referral Process Scheu, Karen
Johnson, Heather Implementation of a Standardized Discharge Bundle: An Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Initiative Gourley, Bridgitte
Mangana, William Implementing Behavioral Screening Protocols to Reduce Violence in the Emergency Department Bundy, Elaine
Njapau-Dove, Myra Implementing an Evidence-based Policy Toolkit Supporting Prescriptive Authority for Maryland Nurse Anesthetists Amos, Veronica
Rayford, DeVontee Perioperative Anesthetic Antiobesity Medication Management: Clinical Practice Guideline Gutchell, Veronica
Struder, June Implementing a Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine Screening Tool for Adults with Diabetes Jones-Parker, Hazel
Wiseman, Tamara Let's Talk: Post Critical Incident Debriefing Project Wise, Barbara
Group 12 

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Faculty Session Leaders:

  • Kathleen Buckley, PhD, RN, IBCLC
  • Joan Davenport, PhD, RN
Campion, Kathryn Disease-Specific Patient-Reported Outcome Tool in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Akintade, Bimbola
Fitzpatrick, Heather An Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Screening Tool to Identify at Risk Patients Scheu, Karen
Gross, Sarah Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences in Pediatric Primary Care Franquiz, Renee
Johnson, Kabrina Substance Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment in Rural Primary Care Fornili, Katherine
Manrai, Lauren ZapVAP Decreases Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia with a Multidisciplinary Bundle Franquiz, Renee
Nwankwo, Chioma Intraoperative Anesthesia Care of Patients with Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices Gutchell, Veronica
Regan, Claire Implementation of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy in Long Term Care Yarbrough, Karen
Taylor, Natalie A Clinical Practice Guideline for Postoperative Cognitive Impairment: Anesthetic Interventions Pellegrini, Joseph
Witt, Ashley Improving Allergen Immunotherapy Assessment and Follow-up Utilizing a Screening Tool Scheu, Karen

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