DNP Project Posters


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Fall 2023



NameProject TitlePoster
Mayra EspinosaContinuity of Care after Sexual Assault: A Follow-Up Protocol
Madison KrekelImproving Depression Screening in Adult Patients with Cancer
Laveena MerigaReducing 30-Day Readmissions in Patients with Alcohol Use Disorder 
Bindu PradeepImplementation of a Screening Process for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy  
Audrey Shockley-CummingsDevelopment of an HIV Testing Guideline for a Mobile Health Clinic Using the Logic Model

Summer 2023



NameProject TitlePoster
Ezela Agolli Development of a Primary Care Follow-Up Guideline for NICU Graduates Using the Delphi Method
Natalie Allan Improving Health Literacy in the Outpatient Infectious Diseases Office 
Jacqueline Brandt Early Collaboration of Goal-Oriented Palliative Care of Patients Requiring ECMO Support to Reduce ICU Length of Stay
Courtney Cox Improving Control of Asthma Symptoms in Pediatric Patients Through the Utilization of an Electronic Reminder App
Dustin Crosson Enhanced Recovery After Colorectal Surgery: The Anemia Perspective 
Nicole Draper Implementation of a Depression Screening Protocol in a Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Clinic 
Susan Fleck Implementing a Hypertension Management Algorithm in a Community Outreach Program 
Chelsea Frati Implementation of Pressure Injury Protocol on Admission: A Quality Improvement Project
Jason Kloss  Improving Smoking Cessation in Cardiovascular Disease Patients: An Evidence-Based Practice Project
Jessica Latchman Incorporating Music Therapy in the Management of Cancer Pain at an Acupuncture Practice
Victor McGaughey Enhanced Patient Clinical Streamlining for Surgical Outpatient Consultations: A Quality Improvement Project
Margrethe Pulido-Kim Hospital Acquired Venous Thromboembolism Prevention in Hospitalized Military Veterans 
Zareena Shafi Implementing an Evidenced-Based Clinic Handbook to Improve the Triaging Process at a Local Parochial School Clinic 
Janil Toribio Increasing Fluoride Varnish Application: A Quality Improvement Project 
Lauren Wojciechowski Developing an ECMO Cannula Insertion Site Bundle to Improve ECMO Patient Outcomes  

Spring  2023



NameProject TitlePoster
Latoya M ConnorImproving Fasting Blood Glucose Levels in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Through the Use of the Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program
Mayte DiazPatient Warming Bundle for Microvascular Free-Flap Patients: A Quality Improvement Project
Rosa Jhanell Hemmings LaviaProtocol to Improve CPAP Adherence and Quality of Life in Patients with OSA
Marilyn HortonReducing Hospital Readmission in the Homeless Population
John HuffakerImproving the Incidence of Headache Related to Lumbar Puncture: An Evidence-Based Practice Intervention
Briana Rosa JonesImplementing Psychoeducational Sleep Hygiene Training to Decrease Stress in Caregivers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Michael Le VanPostoperative Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocol Implementation
Tammy Lynn MitchellStandardized Discharge Checklist for Patients with Decompensated Heart Failure
Leighann Bass MontoyaDecreasing Pain Intensity in Patients with Cancer through Music Listening Therapy: A Complementary Non-Pharmacological Approach
Diana Patricia PrietoPreoperative ERAS Implementation in Open Urological Surgical Procedures: A Comprehensive ERAS Protocol
Lara Michelle SantoroPrediabetes Outreach Program (POP)
Tiffany Lucille ToddCoordination of Care in Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease
Amber P. TurnerDysuria Protocol for Urgent Care

Fall 2022



NameProject TitlePoster
Darlene Edillor BaysaGetting it Right: Delabeling Penicillin Allergy in Surgical ENT Patients
Felicia Rose Bramwell-WilliamsQuality Improvement Project to Manage Childhood Obesity in Outpatient Rural Health Setting
Morgan Ashley ButtsAddressing Nutritional Needs in a Community Medical Center
Tatiana Claire ElizeeImproving Colorectal Cancer Referrals for Testing at a Rural Health Clinic: A Quality Improvement Project
Stacy McClellandA Quality Improvement Project: Implementing Standardized Radiation Dental Care Screening
Katharine Elizabeth QuinnImproving Sleep and Parent Stress in Children with Autism Through Behavioral Intervention
Alia Summer ShafaatLifestyle Modifications and Self-Management in Diabetes Care
Olivia Dawn WilsonImproving HPV Vaccination Rates in Adolescents

Summer 2022



NameProject TitlePoster

Jessy Abraham

Complementary and Alternative Medicine to Reduce Pain in the Geriatric Patient Population: An Evidence-Based Practice Project

Heidi Almodovar

A Standardized Approach to Child Passenger Safety Screening in the Emergency Department

Joseph Ashmore

Improving Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Therapy Adherence Through Early Telemedicine Follow-up

Shonna Bates

Utilizing the PHQ-9 to Screen for Mood Disorders in Perinatal Women

Kelsey Bivacca

Antibiotic Stewardship Bundle in Urgent Care

Judith Buono

A Team-based Approach to Optimize Hypertension Management in Older Adults Within Primary Care

Laiheng Cabral

An Interprofessional Approach to Optimize Obstructive Sleep Apnea Management in Patients Pursuing Bariatric Surgery

Kimberly Carey

Continuous Quality Improvement: Evaluation of an Adolescent Cystic Fibrosis Mental Health Initiative to Improve Access and Linkage to Care

Roshunya Shavon Clark

Increasing Access to Treatment for Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorder: A Quality Improvement Project

Kailah Costello

Implementation of a Clinical Pathway for Management of Depression in Primary Care

Ebele Ezenwa

Implementing Hypertension Self-Care Activities Among Cancer Patients

Sean Kelly

Discharge Optimization Tool to Decrease Length of Stay and Improve Satisfaction Related to Multidisciplinary Communication

Eva Okereke-Enechukwu

Implementation of a Sickle Cell Disease Management Algorithm for Optimizing Disease-Modifying Therapies

Lauren Ramos

Engaging Parents of School Age Children in a Digital Health Enhanced Lifestyle Program

Julie Starr

Program Implementation for Hypertension Control in the Primary Care Setting

Kimberly Weston

A Culinary Program to Improve Heart-Healthy Eating Self-Efficacy Data in a Community at Risk

Chevonne Yamraj

Improving Human Trafficking Victim Identification

Spring 2022



NameProject TitlePoster
Martha BeachImproving Length of Stay With Veterans Undergoing Total Joint Arthroplasty
Stephanie BuckleReducing the Risk for Hypoglycemia in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes in Primary Care
Maria CervantesDecreasing the Intensity of Pain through Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Meditation: A Non-Pharmacological Approach
Mindy DenoeEffects of Anxiety of Cystic Fibrosis Patients
Carla GulleyImproving Adolescent Obesity Management in a Rural Health Clinic
Yi GuImproving Lipid Management in Adults Who Opt Out of Statin Therapy
Shannon HornsbyDevelopment of a Clinical Practice Guideline for Management of Stress in Adult ECMO Patients
Andrea JuncoCardiovascular Risk Reduction Protocol in a Pediatric Primary Care Clinic
Hayley KempImproving Heart Failure Symptom Recognition with a Protocol
Abigail MillerImplementation of a New Congenital Syphilis Protocol in Community Healthcare Settings
Amber RussoImproving Pressure Injury Care in a Long-term Care Facility: A Quality Improvement Project
Amanda StachuraInsomnia Management in Primary Care
Melloney SterlingImproving Obstructive Sleep Apnea Management
Lindsey SwankImproving Escalation and Documentation for Deteriorating Patients
Renea ToumaA Multifactorial Process Improvement Plan In A Heart Failure (HF) Clinic
Andrea WentworthIncreasing Fibroscan Utilization in Adults with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Cathryn WinslowImproving CPAP Compliance in Adolescent Patients with OSA
Keshayla YoungImplementing A Diabetes Bundle In Primary Care

Fall 2021



NameProject TitlePoster
Jessica AllenImproving Discharge Efficiency of Medically Complex Patients in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Bradford PhuongImplementation of a Protocol to Refer Patients with Asthma to a Community Program that Provides Home Visits
Alexandra Campbell

Get your ERAS Moving: Implementation of an ERAS protocol for urologic surgery patients

Farrah CardonaImproving Nutrition in Mechanically Ventilated and/or BiPAP Patients in the ICU: A Nurse-Driven Protocol Initiative
Carla DuffImproving Efficacy of Care of Pediatric Immunodeficient Patients Undergoing Bone Marrow Transplant
Lydia PhanTargeted Temperature Management: Implementing an Updated Intensive Care Unit Protocol
Jeuanne PitterStandardized Care Plan for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Elizabeth RiveraIntroducing an Outpatient Desensitization Protocol to Improve Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Adherence
Melinda RiveraCOPD Readmission Prevention with Creation of a Registered Nurse Navigator (RNN) role
Ebony RollinsImproving Cardiovascular Health in Minority Women with the Cardiovascular Support Protocol
Cashawna Schlossnagle

Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Same Day Discharge

Michelle TophkhaneA Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with Type II Diabetes Mellitus
Doreen VillanuevaIncreasing Vaccine Acceptance

Summer 2021



NameProject TitlePoster

Renee Biehl

Improving Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Rates Among Adolescents

Christine Blackburn

A Sleep Hygiene Bundle to Reduce Sleep Aid Medication Use in Hospitalized Patients

Adrienne Bruccoleri

Adapting the Workflow Process for STI Screening Among College Students

Sherry Burkett

Open Access Process Improvement Protocol

Kelly DeWolf

Reduction of 30-day Readmissions for Congestive Heart Failure in the Advanced Heart Failure Patient

Freddy Duran

Implementation of a Warfarin Management Protocol in a Primary Care Clinic

Erin L. Forrey

Implementing a Prospective Surveillance and Early Intervention Model of Care for Hepatitis C Virus in the Baby Boomer Population into Clinical Practice: Application of the RE-AIM Framework

Katie Fox

A Data Management Protocol to Improve Outcomes for Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes

Christina Freese

A Behavior Protocol to Reduce Falls in Assisted Living Facility Residents with Dementia Related to Neuropsychiatric Symptoms

Nalini Gumbs

A Quality Improvement Project to Improve Glucose Levels in Diabetic Patients Through Portal Messaging

Carla Hoo-Thoms

Adherence to Statins in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: Sometimes You Just Need a Nudge

Marilyn Joseph

An Acute Heart Failure Order Set to Decrease Intensive Care Unit Length of Stay

Chaquera Kent

Reducing the Re-emergence of COVID-19 in the Assisted Living Facilities

David Kirera

Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD) in an Oncology Clinic

Lauren Kornacker

Implementation of a Virtual Diabetes Self-Management (DSM) Program with Text Message Campaign to Improve Patient Follow-up Rate

Selvi Kumar

Evaluating Opioid Prescription Guidelines for Post Bariatric Surgical Patients: A Quality Improvement Project

Jera Lord

Implementation of a Remote Monitoring Program in Heart Failure Patients: A Quality Improvement Project

Daisy Mailhot

Improving Influenza Vaccination Rates Among Adolescents in a School-Based Health Clinic: A Quality Improvement Project

Dania Manigat

Implementing a Screening Tool to Assess Diet and Physical Activity of Patients in a Clinic

Chimene Mathurin

Effects of Implementing a "No Distraction Zone" on Anesthesia Providers

Tamara Maynard

Implementation of the Postpartum Bonding Questionnaire to Improve Recognition of Mother-Infant Bonding Disorders in a Pediatric Primary Care Complex Clinic

Shannon Nash

The Implementation of Patient-Delivered Expedited Partner Therapy for Chlamydia Trachomatis (CT) at an Urban Youth Clinic

Kathleen Pirri

Identifying the Risk with Fragility Fractures and Osteoporosis

Delaram Sahebzamani

Depression Screening Protocol in Primary Care

Barbara Silva

Implementation of an Anxiety Decreasing Protocol to Help Improve Outcomes for ICD Patients

Megan Watkins

Implementation of the M-CHAT-R/F Screening for Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Toddlers

Caitlin White

Reducing Antibiotic Usage in Pediatric Otitis Media with a Symptom Management Based Algorithm

Jennifer Wicks

Clinic Decision to Electrophysiology (EP) Procedure: A Standardized Approach

Spring 2021



NameProject TitlePoster
Tania BrabbleImplementation of a Transition in Care Protocol to Avoid Delays in Care for Male Patients Experiencing Acute Urinary Retention
Amanda Fitch NagyImproving Health Outcomes in Adult Hispanics Through a Culturally Tailored Diabetic Program
Emmanuela Pierre-CharlesEnhanced Telehealth Service with Mobile App (Annie) and Telephone Support to Improve Self-Care and Quality of Life of Patients with Heart Failure
India Presley-BoydNurse Practitioner Oversight of Heart Failure Patients 
Ashley RehmannReducing Inappropriate ER Utilization with an ALF COVID-19 Preparedness Toolkit
Samantha Stephenson Implementation of a Nurse-Driven Asthma Protocol to Improve Timeliness of Medication Administration and Length of Stay in a Pediatric Emergency Department

Fall 2020



NameProject TitlePoster
Jill CinkoAn Interprofessional Approach to Decrease Length of Stay in a Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH)

Raoul BaptisteTelePrEP: Impact of Technology on PrEP Adherence and Follow-up Care

Thomas Baribeault

Robert Bland

Michael Brown


Program Development Initiative to Improve the Quality of Perioperative Healthcare Delivery to Surgical Patients in Recovery from Opioid Use Disorder

Bindu JoeImplementation of a No Cost Vaccination Program in an Urban Youth Clinic

Cheryl PhillipsPoint of Care Testing in the ED: A Quality Improvement Initiative

Catherine HernandezImproving Care for Military-Connected Children in the Community Setting

Kristen LewisEvaluating the Efficacy of Focused Nurse Practitioner Visits on Improving Heart Failure Related Outcomes Among Participants Enrolled in the PACE Program at Empath Health: A Quality Improvement Project

Heather McDonaldPediatric Cardiology Telemedicine: The New Age of House Calls

Eveline Rodriguez RoqueDevelopment of EMS Activation Guidelines for School Health Personnel

Jennifer SevillaA Quality Improvement Project to Increase Medication Administration Safety at a Local Parochial School

Marisa SweetserA Quality Improvement Project to Update an Anesthesia Protocol for Bariatric Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Mini-gastric Bypass Surgery

Summer 2020



NameProject TitlePoster
Argote, KennethA Team-Based Follow-Up Protocol to Improve Blood Pressure Control

Laing, ArleneFall Prevention in Adults 65 Years and Older in a Long-Term Care Facility

Moodie, CaryneImplementation of a Comprehensive Nurse-Guided Heart Failure Educational Program: An Evidence-Based Practice Project

Morrison, JenaImpact of Telephone Follow-Up Post Discharge in Cardiac Surgery Patients

Peck, OstileReducing Antibiotic Use in Elderly for Suspected Urinary Tract Infection in Long Term Care

Piazza, AllishaFirst Aid Asthma Protocol at the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice

White, AushaunteEvidence-Based Practice Project: Implementation of the 5 As Protocol to Increase Smoking Cessation in a Substance Abuse Clinic

Spring 2020



NameProject TitlePoster

Alvear, Melinda 

Rogers, Danielle 

A Quality Improvement Initiative for Non-Pharmacological Therapy in Dementia

Baisden, Gregory

Emiola, Taiwo

Gilot, Anne


Generalized Anxiety Disorder Screening and Treatment in Primary Care: A Quality Improvement Initiative


Bellassai, Jaclyn

Miller, Elizabeth

Paraka, Wendy


Blood Pressure Self-Management with the Commercial Truck Driver


Bowden, KashantiImplementing APRN Telehealth Appointments to Improve Post-Surgical Follow Up Rates in the Postsurgical Pediatric Population

Ching, Jean

Nguyen, Maria

PACE Quality Improvement: Decreasing Hospitalization Related to Falls and Improving the Quality of Life

Constantine, Gianna Evaluating Therapeutic Communication Techniques Using Standardized Patients

Dominach, Nicole

Gilbert, Amber

Implementation of a Sleep Hygiene Bundle to Reduce Delirium in Adult Oncology Inpatients: An Evidence-Based Practice Project

English, TaheraRetroactive Review of the Prevention, Rehabilitation and Conditioning Protocol

Fronefield, HermanDevelopment of a Pilot Advanced Practice Provider Critical Care Orientation Program

Gonzalez, VictoriaImproving Utilization of the PHQ-9 Tool in the Primary Care Setting

Gragg, Caitlyn

Peterson, Kelly 

“FAST and FoCUSed:” Improving Point-of-Care Ultrasound Competencies for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

Hazen, KasieImproving the Utilization of the PHQ-9 Tool in Primary Care

Ismail, RizwanaThe Impact of Technology-Based Interventions on Immunization Rates Among Generation Z College Students

Jenkins, JacquelineQuality Improvement Project: Improving Vaccination Rates Among Generation Z College Students

Lopez, RebeccaImproving Sepsis Screening by Using the NEWS2 Screening Tool: A Quality Improvement Initiative

Mackie, KonstanceCultural Competence Training to Identify Military-Connected Children

Talbot, ClaudiaProvider and Staff Satisfaction with Telemedicine Implementation: A Quality Improvement Project

Torres, MarisolImplementation of STEADI Fall Risk Screening in the Primary Car Setting: A Quality Improvement Initiative

Raval, TarynSame-Day Discharge Initiative for Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Fall 2019



NameProject TitlePoster

Benyehuda,Michaelle

Newby-Stephan, Eugenie

Improving Care for Homeless Patients Through Expansion and Updating of the Pinellas Hope Medical Clinic

Lugo, EdgardoPain Management Patient Education Program Development Initiative

Trevino, Jose

DeLillo, Robert

A Program Development Initiative in Nutritional Pain Management

Czupryn, Maria

Thebeau, Melissa

Improving Oncology Telephonic Triage Nursing


Holloway, RobinImplementation of a Fracture Liaison Service: A Quality Improvement Initiative of a Fracture Liaison Service

King, AlyssaDevelopment and Implementation of a Pediatric Bullying Education Presentation Specific to the Role of School Nurses

Bishop, Jennifer

Joseph, Melissa

A Quality Improvement Initiative to Reduce Heart Failure Hospital 30-day Readmission Rates by Implementing a Nurse Practitioner Led Multi-Disciplinary Transitional Care Clinic

Morris, JacquelineThe Effect Palliative Care has on 30-Day Hospital Readmission Rates for Patients with Congestive Heart failure

Ortiz, AnildaDiabetic Services Most likely to be Utilized by Type 2 Diabetic Patients in a Concierge Practice

Dunkley, Toriquic

Williams, Tresha

Implementation of a Quality Improvement Project to Improve Care of LGBTQ Patients


Lewis, Jami

Moore, Vicki

Evaluation of a Clinical Protocol for the Management of Knee Osteoarthritis in Primary Care

Summer 2019



NameProject TitlePoster

Armstrong, Andrew

Endredi, Monika

Munz, Shannon 

Addressing Vaccine Hesitations with an Education-Based Booklet

Belcher, Vanessa

Dorrer, Erin

Improving Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine Uptake in College-Age Students at a Large Public University in the United States

Cecil, PatriciaSimulation in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Curriculum

Chiaku, CynthiaVeteran and Caregiver Satisfaction with Prescribed Naloxone Kits

Datoma, Tiana

Roberts, Stasha-Gae

The Impact of Bachelor of Science Nurses on Students with Chronic Illnesses Dispositions from School Health Clinics in Hillsborough County Public Schools

D’Angelo, Tiffany

Silverberg, April

Ward-Forde, Yonnette

Implementing Evidence-Based Protocols for the Management of Hypoglycemic and Anaphylactic Emergencies in an Outpatient Primary Care Office Setting

Felts, Christie

Guarino, Meghan

Dawson, Heather

Registered Nurse Training re: Pulmonary Artery Pressure Monitoring in Management of Chronic Heart Failure

Iannone, Nicole Impact of Formal Communication Education on Nursing Comfort in Discussing Difficult Topics

Loo, Janet

Modpradit, Pawanard

Peretz, Adayah

Implementation of a Nurse Practitioner Fracture Liaison to Improve Outcomes in Post-Fracture Patients  

Mathlin, YasminImplementing best practices for screening people of color for melanoma 

Pollock, Keri

Stone, Jordan

Barriers to Mobilizing the Masses: A Practice Change

Roberts, ShariNurse Practitioners (NPs), Controlled Substances and and E FORCSE

Rodriguez, Ryan An Early Warning Scoring System (EWSS) Didactic Program for Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Students

Spring 2019



NameProject TitlePoster

Agyemang, Akosua

Morgan, Marybel

Mentorship Program for New Family Nurse Practitioners in A Primary Care Setting

Almoumani, Samya

Mendez, Ruby

Improving Prescribers Compliant with E-FORCSE Guidelines Through Staff Training

Bethart, SallyInclusive Palliative Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Patients, Families and Caregivers: A Pilot Training for Palliative Care Providers 

Chirino, JanetteLoratadine for GCS-F induced bone pain, nurses knowledge and feasibility of a protocol

Cronchunis, Allison MarieUnderstanding the Incidence Rate of Clostridium Difficile-Associated Diarrhea in a Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patient Population 

Cruz, Frainelys

Giralt, Daniela

Evaluation of Free Clinic Medical Services

Donahue, Paul

Pham, Tram

Mantram Repetition Education Program for Nurse Practitioner Students

Gachoka, Sheila

McWhirter, Pamela

Wilkes, Deseiria


Workflow Process for a Student-Run Free Clinic

Givens, SharnaA Platelet-Rich Plasma Multimedia Patient Education Tool for Patients with Androgenetic Alopecia

Hatch, K'netra

Self, Alicia

A Mental Health Intervention for School Nurses in Hillsborough County Public Schools

Holtz, AshleyEvaluation of Nurses’ Knowledge and Intention to Use Palliative Care Services for Cancer Patients in an Acute Care Setting after an Educational Intervention

Johnson, Ashley Austin

Sethi, Nidhi

A Pilot to Increase Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) Completion Rates in a Rural Area

Joseph, Gaetjens

Kassella, Daniella

Stewart, Ronnika


Know Distress: Improving Awareness and Management of Diabetes Distress in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Mangual, Leslie

Williamson, Cynthia

New Nurse Practitioner Educational Module

Messner, Shannon

Poetter, Eric

What Keeps a Red State Red: A Comparison and Exploration of Restricted Practice Authority States to Advance Practice Authority in Florida

Moon, SunheeImproving Length of Stay Among Surgical Patients at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Munoz, EdserieManaging/Triaging Chemotherapy Side Effects in an Outpatient Setting

Nguyen, Christine

Increasing Influenza Vaccine Administration Rates in Pediatric Oncology Patients Through a Best Practice Prompt Intervention

O'Connell, Leah

Pleasant, Hannah

The Potential Effects of HEDIS Measures on the Management of Outpatient Type II Diabetes Mellitus Patients

Paul, BettySystem Redesign with Huddle Boards at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital

Paul, DigyPromoting Access to Care among the HIV population: Utilizing the Same-Day Access Clinic For a Test and Treat Initiative in Specialty Care Clinic, Hillsborough County Health Department