• Nursing students' anxiety related to patient sudden death 

      Alexander, Erica Fay
      This study was completed to determine the influence of simulation on reducing nursing students’ anxiety levels when faced with sudden patient death. The study also explored how nursing students’ general anxiety levels ...
    • Undergraduate nursing students perceptions of accountability 

      Ruhs, Joan Eileen
      Accountability is an essential component to nursing practice. Defining perceptions of accountability in undergraduate nursing students is an inherent means of determining professional behaviors in nursing students. Dishonest ...
    • Using high fidelity simulation to enhance understanding of pediatric immunizations and parent education in baccalaureate nursing students 

      Harris, Josey M.
      The use of high fidelity simulation to educate health care professionals is becoming more common, especially in nursing education. This innovative teaching method bridges the knowledge gaps that are often present in nursing ...
    • Current participation and perceived value of continuing education 

      McReynolds, Susan
      The purpose of this study was to survey nurses in a rural Mid-Western city to explore what continuing education topics they find valuable; their beliefs about the importance of CE to their professional practice; where they ...
    • Efficacy of massage in the chronic pain population 

      Collier, Hannah; Hobbs, Amelia; McPherson, Maria
      How effectively is massage therapy used for chronic pain control in comparison to pharmacological measures? P- Pain control for individuals with chronic pain I- Message Therapy C- Pharmacological use O- Improved pain ...
    • NPO length prior to surgery 

      Ellis, Lynley; Huckstep, Christy; Smith, Kayce; Tangerose, Andrea
      What is the effect of NPO length of duration prior to surgery on gastrointestinal motility and patient satisfaction post op? P-Post Operative Population I-Shorter NPO times C-NPO of 8hrs vs NPO of O-Greater patient ...
    • Fish skin for wound healing 

      Dahl, Melissa; Hull, Lauren; Koger, Marcus
      For patients with impaired wound healing, the use of fish skin grafting may provide a faster and higher quality healing than standard dressing care. P-Patients with impaired wound healing. I-Application of fish skin grafts. ...
    • Impact of animal facilitated therapy on inpatient outcomes 

      Arras, Hannah; Biessman, Gretchen; Hubbert, Kaitlin
      The use of Animal Facilitated Therapy (AFT) in an inpatient setting improves overall patient outcomes. P- Inpatient stress, Anxiety, Rehabilitation I- Animal Facilitated Therapy C- The use of Animal Facilitated Therapy ...
    • Say “NO” to nosocomials: Clostridium difficile 

      Bonds, Peyton; McDaniel, Gavin; Vahle, Madelyn; Winters, Alisha
      For acutely hospitalized patients, the concurrent use of probiotics of various strains may decrease the incidence of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) cases compared to antibiotic administration alone. P – Patients receiving ...
    • Current perspectives on the Gestalt of nursing curricula 

      Venvertloh, Brandi Lynne
      This research study aimed to investigate the current gestalt of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) curricula in the United States. Presently there is an emphasis in nursing education on the practice–education gap in ...
    • Advance the talk with advanced directives 

      Bickhaus, Ashley Marie; Henderson, Brittany; McCollum, Dusty; Thrower, Brittney
      This student senior project poster seeks to improve patient knowledge about advanced directives.
    • Attire for hire 

      Allison, Jessica; Arndt, Sydney; Sharpe, Carley
      This poster outlines a project to provide Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences students with professional attire due to lack of resources.
    • Communication is key! 

      Havermale, Ashley; Hoffman, Breanna; Ramsey, Mariah
      Implementation of mobile communication device for senior leadership students during clinical time to enhance communication between the students and other health care providers.
    • Marco...Polo: Real time location 

      Hirsch, Mady; Kite, Emily; McDonald, Kerigan; Zanger, Abbi
      Implementation of Real-Time Location Systems for senior leadership nursing students. Real-Time Location Systems help locate students and ensure safety.
    • A dog a day keeps the stress away 

      Biessman, Gretchen; Arras, Hannah; Hubbert, Kaitlin; Dahl, Melissa
      Decrease stress in healthcare staff, increase staff satisfaction and retention at Blessing Hospital with implementation of Pet Therapy Program.
    • Finding comfort in colors 

      Atkinson, Shannon; Ellis, Lynley; Rocco, Hayley; Smith, Kayce
      Implementation of environmental color changes to boost mood and improve mental health in children and adolescent patients on the Child and Adolescent Services psychiatric unit at Blessing Hospital.
    • Flash ordering: Improving patient outcomes 

      Lee, Joumi; Nwakile, Chinwe; Puma, Jessica; Walker, Krista
      At Blessing Hospital, nurses are kept on hold when calling to order food for patients who cannot order for themselves resulting in waste of time and delays in patient care.
    • Good sleep for good health 

      Gronewold, Michaela; Killday, Brooke; Smith, Brook
      At Blessing Hospital, patients are not getting an adequate amount of sleep, thus inhibiting positive patient outcomes.
    • Get your sheets together 

      Haerr, Jennifer; Hull, Lauren; Miller, Kayla
      Not all Medical-Surgical units at Blessing Hospital have a soiled linen containment system. Containing soiled linens prevents the spread of infection and maintains a health environment for patients and staff.
    • Hungry for a change 

      Elliott, Victoria; Thompson, Natiaya; Waddell, Jack
      This project describes the implementation of a 2-item screening tool to identify patients who are at risk of food insecurity on pilot unit at Blessing Hospital.

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