Doctor of Nursing Practice students present final projects

April 19, 2018

For two days this week, fourteen students in the final semester of their Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program are convening on campus to present their final projects to faculty and fellow students. The sessions are being live-streamed to enable work colleagues, friends, and family members to tune in from remote locations. One of the students, Rafael Jimenez, was able to have his family tune into hear his presentation all the way from Spain! 

The post-masters DNP program is designed for mid-career nurses who want to become innovative health care leaders through building on their previous education and experience. The program focuses on health care systems leadership and health policy, and translation of evidence into practice. Through a hybrid model of Yale on-campus experiences (including the capstone presentations) along with online coursework, the part-time program is tailored for nurses who have professional experience and who live and work in other parts of the country.

Students present their capstone projects for half an hour, covering a diverse range of topics:

  • Kami Rapp The Next Generation of Patient Safety: Strategies to Build a Strong Safety Culture                                                                                                                
  • Stephanie Fassu Noulaheu Primary Care for the Uninsured Ill Emergency Room Patient: Reducing the Emergency Room Revolving Door Syndrome - Recommendations from a Process Improvement Evaluation                                                                                                
  • Rafael Acal Jimenez Improving Quality Through Nursing Participation at Bedside Rounds                                   
  • Pritma Dhillon-Chattha An Evidence-Based Tool for Safe Configuration of Electronic Health Records: The E-Safety Checklist
  • Angelarosa DiDonato Relational Coordination Theory to Evaluate & Improve Model Interdisciplinary Communication during Emergency Cesarean Sections: A Quality Improvement Project                                                                                                                                        
  • Brighid Gannon Trauma Informed Brief Mindfulness Training: A New adaptation for Homeless Women with PTSD
  • Tracy Kelly Developing and Validating Learning Domains, Competencies, and Evaluation Items for Global Health Clinical Immersion Practicums for Graduate-Level Nursing Programs    
  • Aries Limbaga Development of a Medical Home Model for Persons with Spinal Cord Injuries in an Acute Rehabilitation Outpatient Specialty Center
  • Autumn Spence Integrating Health Literacy and Ethnogeriatric Training for Anesthesia Providers to Improve Perioperative Care of the Geriatric Patient
  • Ashley Folgo Perceptions of Risk Factors for Violence and Aggression in Ambulatory Care
  • Rudy Jackson Transforming a Culture of Quality Through Nurse Engagement: A Leadership Framework
  • Manu Sharma Essential Evidence-Based Introductory Bioterrorism Content for Practicing Nurses
  • Sapana Patel Let’s Practice: A Toolkit on Innovative Business Models for Nurse Practitioner Practice   
  • Danielle Bowie The Development & Implementation of a Forecasting Model for Inpatient Nursing Scheduling