The primary focus of the post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is organizational leadership. The online curriculum is a practice-focused doctoral program to prepare nurse leaders in gaining an understanding of translating nursing knowledge to improve practice and health outcomes. Graduates are prepared to provide expert organizational or clinical leadership in facilitating and creating learning environments where evidence-based principles are implemented. In addition, you will become experts in designing, managing, implementing and evaluating health care outcomes, to serve as practice leaders within healthcare systems.

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Submissions from 2018

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Use of the Coleman Transition Model to Reduce COPD Readmissions, Sara Briggs

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The Effect of Fall Prevention Education that Includes a Fall Safety Agreement on Fall Incident Rates, Rebecca Dotson

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Patient Deterioration Simulation Education and New Graduate Nurses' Self-Confidence and Competence, Heather B. Norris

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Implementing the Coordinated-Transitional Care Program to Reduce All Cause Readmissions, Tonya Page

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Care Coordination: Using a Nurse Navigator in an Endoscopy Unit, Judith L. Poe

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Implementing an Evidence Based Fall Prevention Program in a Long-Term Care Facility, Annie Schweikert

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The Effect of Ostomate-to-Ostomate Support on Psychosocial Adaptation to Stoma, Marjorie C. Summers

Submissions from 2017

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Development of a Leadership Program for Hospital Employees:, Diana Marie Beckman

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Perioperative Preceptor Education in an Agency Preceptor Workshop, Kimberly N. Crawford

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Geriatric Competency Training for Staff Providing Chronic Care Management Services, Brigette C. Holleran

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TeamSTEPPS Training and Vital Signs Chart to Improve Situational Monitoring for Clinical Deterioration, Rosemarie A. Patrick

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Internet-based Cognitive Behavior Therapy for College Students with Symptoms of Depression, Sandra Robertson

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Motivational Interviewing in Primary Care to Improve Lifestyle Choices for School Age Children, Angela D. Wood

Submissions from 2016

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Simulation as Staff Development for Competency in Nursing Care of Patients with Chest Tubes, Jennifer Dent

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Community Acquired Pneumonia Project, Patricia Heaney

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Establishing a Nurse Mentor Program to Improve Nurse Satisfaction and Intent to Stay, Sara Jane Jones

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Stress Reduction Program in a Military Clinic, Hyun-Ju Kang

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Follow-up Telephone Contact following Discharge from Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals, Tonja Williams

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Bone Health Promotion for Youth: A Primary Care Intervention, Kay G. Wilson

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Implementation of Community-based Education to Promote Colorectal Cancer Knowledge and Screening Rates, Marsha Woodall

Submissions from 2015

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The Effect of a Facilitated Educational Program and Experiential Learning on Nursing Workplace Incivility, Nancy E. Armstrong

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Acceptability of Telepsychiatry in a Rural Kentucky Community Mental Health Clinic, Leslie Brauner

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The Nurse Manager's Leadership and Nurse Satisfaction, Deborah Bryant

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Simulation in Assisting Nurses to Better Recognize Early Signs of Clinical Deterioration of Patients, Loretta Elder

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Improving a Fall Prevention and Management Program in an Acute Care Setting, Ashlee D. Gallion

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Bordered Silver Foam Dressings for Colorectal Surgical Patients, Jessica Maynard

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Heart Improvement Toolkit Program: A Pilot Project, Cheryl L. Mitchell

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Implementation and Evaluation of a Team Simulation Training Program, Yvonne Rice

Submissions from 2014

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Creating Opportunities for Personal Empowerment for Adolescent Students in a Rural High School, Sharon A. Edwards

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Utilization of COPE in the College Population, Rachael Hovermale

Submissions from 2013

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Evidence Based Practice Implementation in a Rural, Community Hospital Using the Clinical Scholar Model: A Pilot Project, Jill Cornelison

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Improving Communication among Multidisciplinary Team Members through Simulation-Based Competency, Gina L. Purdue