Attend DNP Defenses Wednesday

Viterbo Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students will present their project defenses (final defense and oral proposal defenses) Wednesday, March 6 in the School of Nursing Building room 104. The Viterbo community is invited to attend.

The schedule and topics:

8 a.m.  Jennifer Kaus – Proposal “What organizational structure would optimize advanced practice provider (APP) practice?”

10 a.m. Linda Sargent and Christina Meiss – Proposal “To increase BSN students’ awareness of incivility and self-efficacy when in clinical practice, will the implementation of civility education using cognitive rehearsal increase student awareness and self-efficacy in responding to uncivil behaviors when evaluated with a post-education survey compared to the pre-education survey?”

11 a.m. Abbey Beranek and Marty Unruh – Proposal “In female basketball players aged 14-18, does an injury prevention program improve hip strengthening and jumping mechanics in an effort to reduce ACL injuries post-season compared to pre-season within a basketball season?”

1 p.m. Emma Bounmixay and Jenna Cook – Proposal “How does a debriefing tool compared with no debriefing tool decrease moral distress in intensive care nurses at six months?” 

2 p.m. Julia Jurgensen – Final “In an adult post bariatric surgery population at risk for attrition, can an intervention such as a nurse led follow up telephone call or online message(s) between visits decrease attrition rates at the two-year post-surgery visit compared to current practice?”

3 p.m. Pao Vang – Proposal “In Hmong adults, ages ≥ 18 years with type 2 diabetes attending a Hmong community center, does a nurse practitioner (NP) led diabetic education intervention on lifestyle changes compared to no diabetes education at baseline improve diabetic knowledge by 30% in a three-month period?”

4 p.m. Judy Rausch – Proposal “In veterans being seen at a Midwest veteran’s hospital who suffer from chronic pain and use opioids, how will the implementation of shared medical appointments (SMA) improve pain management and reduce opioid medication at 12 months compared to the current practice model?”