DNP Student Defenses


Kimberly Johnson, DNP, RN
Telemedicine Changing Home Health Care 
Chair: Dr. Hilary Morgan


Leyla Pordeli, DNP, RN
Informatics Competency-Based Assessnent: Evaluation and Determination of Nursing Informatics Competency Gaps among Practicing Nurse Informaticists
Chair: Dr. Roberta Christopher


Ilana Logvinov, DNP, RN
Evidence-Based Practice Fellowship Program
Chair: Dr. Mary Vanderhoef


Michelle Conkling, DNP, CNM
Underserved Women and Hereditary Breast Cancer Screening
Chair: Dr. Mary Gipson


Patricia Williamson, DNP, RN
Family-Centered Visitation Program Guide for the Pediatric PACU
Chair: Dr. Lindsay Wolf


Erica Schroeder, DNP, FNP-BC
Evaluation of a Fellowship Program for Nurse Practitioner Graduates in an Academic Environment
Chair: Dr. Michelle Edmonds.


Angela Ford, DNP, FNP-BC
A Project Comparing Self-monitoring with a Smartphone Application for Weight Loss vs Paper Diary
Chair: Dr. Roberta Logsdon


Kara Bragg, DNP, FNP, ENP
Ultrasound as a First Line Diagnostic Modality to Detect Urolithiasis.
Chair: Dr. Leigh Hart


Janette Dunlap, DNP, FNP
Text4Life: The Use of Text Messaging to Influence Health Behaviors in Adolescents.
Chair: Dr. Hilary Morgan


Tracie Mitchem Green, DNP, FNP
Exploring the Lived Experience of Now-Adult Child Sexual Abuse Victims.
Chair: Dr. Michelle Edmonds​


​Martha Hicks, DNP, FNP
Patient Centered Medical Home Integrated Primary Care Sub-Specialists​
Chair: Dr. Michelle Edmonds​


Karen Lane, DNP, FNP
Effectiveness of Portal Notification in Completion of Cervical Cancer Screening In the 50-65 Year Old Female Family Medicine Patient.
Chair: Dr. Hilary Morgan


​Diana Oliver, DNP, ANP, PMHNP
Discovering Undiagnosed Obstructive Sleep Apnea in a Psychiatric Population.
Chair: Dr. Lynnette Hansen Kennison​


Michelle Silver, DNP, FNP
Evaluating a New Ambulatory Care Coordination Program.
Chair: Dr. Teri Chenot


Joann Smith, DNP, CNM​
Midwives’ Business Guide To An Independent Home Birth Practice.
Chair: Dr. Hilary Morgan


Sandra Taylor, PNP, DNP
Flipped Learning in the Pediatric Classroom-A Capstone Project.
Chair: ​Dr. Jeane Richards


​Carol Volante, DNP, FNP
Emerging Strategies in Diabetes Education: An Integrated Literature Review. 
Chair: Dr. Leigh Hart


Mary Blade, DNP, FNP
Guideline Directed Therapy for Systolic Heart Failure​.
Chair: Dr. Leigh Hart


​Elaine Borne, DNP, ANP, AGACNP
Nurse Practitioners' Perceived Preparedness for the Role of Hospitalist Provider.
Chair: Dr. Leigh Hart


​Janet Garvey, DNP ANP, PMHNP
Improving Communication between Professional Caregivers and Patients with Dementia: Evaluating the Efficacy of a Caregiver Education Program.​
Chair: Dr. Hilary Morgan


​Mary Leen, DNP, ANP, AGACNP
Disease Management of Heart Failure: Nurse led Multidisciplinary Clinic.
Chair: Dr. Leigh Hart


Crystal Lynn, DNP, CRNA
A Case Analysis: Intracardiac Thrombus during Liver /Kidney Transplant with resolution using t-PA.
Chair: Dr. Leigh Hart


Pam Lovett, DNP, CRNA
Propofol versus Midazolam/Fentanyl Sedation for Colonoscopy in the Elderly.
Chair: Dr. Hilary Morgan


​Ava Smith, DNP, FNP
Nurse Practitioner Attitudes Regarding Utilization of Smartphone Tracker Apps. 
Chair: Dr. Hilary Morgan


​Mary Vanderhoef, DNP, FNP​
Patient Understanding of Emergency Department Discharge Instructions.
Chair: Dr. Michelle Edmonds​