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May 2021 Grads
 Project Chair (co) DNP Scholarly Project Titles
Dr. Casandra Lynn Bowers Dr. Heidi Shank Team Nursing: Initiating Emergency Center Patient Care Ratios of 2:6, to Enhance Nursing Handoff and Support
Dr. Lakeesha Renee Sims Dr. Heidi Shank Development of a Health Promotion Program using a 21-Day Ayurveda Program
Dr. Marcia S Cornell Dr. Bradley Marzec Standard Oral Care Program to Reduce Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Readmissions related to Non-Ventilator Healthcare-associated Pneumonia (NC-HAP)
 Dr. Kelley Noe Dr. Heidi Shank High Stakes Testing, NCLEX-RN Pass Rates, & Clinical Readiness in Undergraduate Nursing Students: A Retrospective Study
2020 Graduates
May 2020 Grads Project Chair (co) DNP Scholarly Project Titles
 Dr. Jennifer Arps Johnson Dr. Heidi Shank Development of a Competency-Based Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program
 Dr. Angie Scardina Dr. Heidi Shank & Dr. Brian Fink Geriatric Fall Prevention: A QI Project in Post Acute Care
 Dr. Verette LaGassa Dr. Heidi Shank Evaluating the Effects of Utilizing a Standardized Handoff Communication Tool in the Perioperative Setting on Nurse’s Attitudes Towards Teamwork and Safety Climate
 Dr. Sarah Farmer Dr. Tonya Schmidt Integrating Animal Assisted Interventions in U.S. Veterans with Self-Reported Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
 Dr. Christy Stilwell Dr. Heidi Shank XYZs of Pediatric Palliative Care: Implementing and Evaluating the Effects of a Pediatric Palliative Care Training Program
 Dr. Katie Ward Dr. Heidi Shank Improving Healthcare One Cycle at a time; Training Nurse Leaders to Perform Quality Improvement
August 2020 grads Project Chair (co) DNP Scholarly Project Titles
Dr. Polly Boyer Dr. Barbara Grover The Importance of Identifying Symptoms of Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause and Treatment Options for Post-Menopausal Women
Dr. Robin Glaza Dr. Heidi Shank Enhancing the Clinical Judgment Ability of the Student Nurse
Dr. Josh Hammonds Dr. Barbara Grover Effectiveness of Expanding Hypertension Management, Compliance, and Education Using Telehealth
Dr. Cadelia Nicohlas Dr. Heidi Shank Utilizing a Team-Based Approach to Improve Hypertension Management in a Medical Home Practice
Dr. Matthew Onyekelu Dr. Adam Richardson Evaluating the Impact of Perioperative Intravenous Acetaminophen Administration Among Bariatric Patients from Post-Operative Nurses Perspectives
Dr. Shannon Shanks Dr. Barbara Grover Improving Emergency Department Throughput Incorporating the Use of Advance Practice Providers in Triage
Dec 2020 Grads Project Chair (co) DNP Scholarly Project Titles
Dr. Tina Foster Dr. Heidi Shank Improving End of Life Nursing Knowledge
Dr. Joseph Hauser Dr. Heidi Shank Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Intervention Education for Primary Care Settings Nurses in Ohio
Dr. Mindy Howard Dr. Brad Marzec Safely Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain in Primary Care Using Risk Mitigation Strategies
Dr. Susan Leguire Dr. Brad Marzec Mental Health Initial and Medication Management Appointment No-Call No-Shows: Examining Current Research to Pinpoint Common Themes at Community Mental Health Centers
Dr. Jill Michalak Dr. Jenny Kaple Management of Stomal and Peristomal Complications in an Outpatient Clinic
Dr. Doreen Onyekelu Dr. Adam Richardson Evaluating the Effect and Process of a School-Based Asthma Protocol to Improve Asthma Management in the School Environment