Northern Arizona University School of Nursing, DNP Doctoral Papers
This collection houses the doctoral project papers of the DNP students of Northern Arizona University School of Nursing. The school of nursing program offers challenging and rewarding coursework in multiple learning environments that reflects the standards of professional nursing and prepares students to practice in a variety of healthcare settings and graduate school.
To learn more about the school, please visit nau.edu.nursing.
Recent evidence-based practice guidelines (EBPGs) recommend cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) as first-line treatment for adults with chronic insomnia, with pharmacotherapy as a secondary ...
Background: The prevalence of type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in the United States is high, especially in underserved populations. Many patients with T2DM do not receive the optimal interprofessional ...
Background: Every day in America, healthy infants are dying from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related deaths. Once a terrifying mystery, these deaths, also called sudden unexpected ...
Implementation of a Diabetes Treatment Algorithm in Primary Care for Use in the Adult Hispanic Population (2017-09-01)
Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 (DM2) is a growing problem in the United States. Hispanic Americans have a higher prevalence of diabetes than Non-Hispanic Whites and suffer from more severe complications of the disease. Although ...
Provider orders for life-sustaining treatment (POLST) is a medical order set that is signed by a physician, nurse practitioner, or a physician assistant and describes how patients wish to be cared for regarding their ...
Background: As the international student population grows on college campuses across the United States (U.S.), health professionals are challenged to meet national and college health objectives for ...
Objective. Rheumatoid arthritis is a common inflammatory arthritis resulting in joint destruction that leads to physical and functional disability. This condition is characterized by variable disease ...
Introduction. Procalcitonin (PCT) is a biomarker that rises at the onset of bacterial infection while remaining relatively low in other inflammatory processes. Diagnosing serious bacterial infection ...
Background: Chronic pain affects millions of people worldwide and the evidence demonstrates prevalent co morbidity of chronic pain and psychological issues such as anxiety, insomnia, and depression. ...
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant public health issue. Global rates of IPV
range between 15% and 71%. Approximately three million U.S. women are affected during their
lifetimes; and approximately ...
Evidence suggests primary care providers, including nurse practitioners (NPs), have deficits in knowledge, use of assessment tools, and management of adult attention deficit hyperactivity ...
Providing preventative health education to refugee groups presents challenges due to language barriers, limited literacy, educational resources, and time constraints. Purpose: pilot an electronic audio-visual Burmese ...
Faculty Development to Support Interprofessional Education in Healthcare Professions: A Realist Synthesis (2015-04-21)
Interprofessional education (IPE) is essential to graduate collaboration-ready healthcare professionals. Faculty have limited experience and expertise in facilitating IPE, slowing adoption of this strategy. This article ...
Implementing Recommended Perioperative Pain Practice Guidelines by Incorporating Intravenous Acetaminophen (2015-04-21)
Optimizing perioperative pain management is important in decreasing adverse outcomes in surgical patients. The purpose of this project was to implement recommended perioperative pain practice guidelines by incorporating ...
Identification of Internal Risk Factors and Interventions to Prevent Exertional Heat Illnesses in Hikers: A Systematic Review (2015-03-27)
Objective: To identify internal risk factors (e.g., caffeine and alcohol consumption, weight, medications, and medical conditions) and intervention strategies for prevention of exertional heat-related ...
Behavioral Health Self-Help Interventions Conducted During Chronic Pain Visits in a Primary Care Setting (2014-08-11)
This practice implementation assessed the feasibility and impact of implementing behavioral health self-help interventions during chronic pain management visits in a primary care ...
Purpose: This study investigates the use of a sepsis screening tool to decrease the length of time from triage to treatment.
Design: In this exploratory study, a convenience ...
Testosterone Replacement in Symptomatic Men: Assessing Knowledge, Barriers, and Prescribing Habits of Nurse Practitioners (2014-05-13)
Purpose: Approximately 13 million men suffer with low testosterone, reporting symptoms ...
Recommendations for Promoting Culturally and Resource Appropriate Care for Native American (NA) Patients at Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC) (2014-05-13)
Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC) is a primary referral center for its surrounding Native American (NA) communities. As such, FMC has a unique patient population with distinctive needs related to culture and available ...
A review of the literature was conducted in order to identify, appraise, and report on the use of telehospice in patient care. Questions addressed in the review were, ...