• Academic interventions for ELL nursing students: A pilot program 

      Stanzel, Jacqueline M.; Wade, Kari
      Background and Review of Literature: Diversity in the nursing workforce has become a necessity. However, the number of minorities entering the nursing workforce remains low. Research has shown that English-Language ...
    • Assessment of Nursing Knowledge in Palliative Care 

      Nguyen, Yen; Applequist, Hilary
      Background: Acute care nurses are challenged in caring for chronically and terminally ill patients. Many nurses do not have the knowledge or comfort level in handling ethical challenges or palliative care (PC) discussions ...
    • A Faith-Based Education Program to Reduce Stigma Associated with HIV/AIDS Among the African-Born Population 

      Gichuhi, Besh; Kindschuh, Alice
      Background and Review of Literature: Faith-based organizations are important institutions with the potential to increase the reach of HIV knowledge and address HIV-related stigma in the African-born population. This ...
    • Increasing readiness to complete an advance directive in the community 

      Sorrell, Marcella; Applequist, Hilary
      Background and Review of Literature: Since the enactment of the Patient Self-Determination Act in 1990, advance directive completion rates remain low. Although interventions to increase readiness and completion of advance ...
    • A Need for Nurses 

      Krohn, Danielle; Applequist, Hilary
      Nurse residency programs were designed with the intent of assisting nurses with the transition into a new area of practice. These programs are common in acute care settings; however, implementation has been slow to move ...
    • Preventing Type 2 diabetes in Native Americans through nutrition 

      Griffin, Dana M.; Sansom, Dorothy
      Diabetes is a chronic condition that disproportionately affects the Native American population. A means of improving the outcomes was through an education program aimed at a younger target population. The purpose of this ...
    • Reducing readmissions through medication reconciliation program in primary care 

      Anthone, Joseph Anthony; Whitmire, Tara
      Background: Hospital readmissions are a major expenditure within our healthcare system. Poor medication adherence and literacy greatly increases the risk of readmission. To combat this problem insurance payors incentivize ...
    • Sleep Hygiene Education for Rural Adults 

      Rogers, Amber R.; Hughes, Linda
      This is a DNP Capstone paper. This DNP project examined what effect a community based sleep hygiene education program had on the quantity and quality of sleep in rural adults. Participants received a 45 minute oral ...

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