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Publish Date: 06/04/12
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Doctor of Nursing Practice to Graduate First Class of Students

The first eight students to graduate with a doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) from UCís College of Nursing will be hooded Saturday, June 9, 2012.

The DNP program was approved by the Ohio Board of Regents in 2010, with admissions starting in fall 2010. The DNP curriculum is geared toward leadership, quality improvement, education and advanced practice.

UCís DNP graduates will be innovators in their practice settings, having participated in rigorous coursework and completed well-developed, innovative and comprehensive projects to facilitate change, improve care and implement evidence-based practice in an evolving health care environment.

Listed below are the 2012 College of Nursing DNP graduates and their project titles:

Kathe Ballman
"Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Cardiovascular Residency: A Remedy for the Cardiology Workforce Crisis"

Karen Ghaffari
"Improving Patient Satisfaction by Implementing a Caring Bundle"

Carla Henderson
"Obesity Challenges for Patients and Health Care Workers: An Education Based Project"

Nancy Hinzman
"A survey of prenatal healthcare providers' knowledge, practices, satisfaction with practices, and personal habits related to caffeine and pregnancy outcomes"

Melanie Kroger-Jarvis
"Evaluating Prostate Cancer Screening in rural southeastern Indiana"

Katherine Loctefeld
"Evaluation of Bone Health Knowledge and Exercise Behaviors in Women"

Kimberly Toole
"Evaluating Best Method of Communicating Lung Function Test Results to Low-Income Predominately Minority Parents"

Eileen Werdman
"Identifying undergraduate senior nursing studentís perceived clinical needs before transition into the RN role"


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