Skip to main content

2022 Doctoral Education Conference Podium Abstracts

Room 1
Room 2
Room 3
Room 4
Room 5
Room 6

DEI Perspective and Evidence Synthesis
Jessica Arter, MSN, RN
Co-Author(s): Pamela O'Neal, PhD, RN
Topic: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

NEXus Model: Doctoral Program Pipeline
Pauline Komnenich
Co-Author(s): Ellen D'Errico, PhD, RN, NEA-BC; Anne Boerner
Topic: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Advancing DEI: Moving Beyond Metrics
Lisa Muirhead, DNP, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Co-Author(s): Lisa Thompson, PhD, MS, RN, FNP, FAAN; Drenna Waldrop, PhD; Carolina Gustafson, MSN, AGACNP-BC; Beth Ann Swan, PhD, RN, FAAN; Krsity Martyn, PhD, FAAN; Jill Hamilton, PhD, FAAN; 
Topic: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Non-Traditional Partnerships
Melanie Michael, DNP, FNP-C, CPHQ, FNAP
Co-Author(s): Jeanne Jenkins, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN; Tracy Magee, PhD, R.N., C.P.N.P.
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

Unfolding Case-Study to Enhance EBP
Cynthia Beckett, PhD, RNC-OB, LCCE, LSS-BB, CHRC | EBP (CH)
Co-Author(s): Cindy Zellefrow, DNP, MSEd, RN, LSN, PHNA-BC
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

Combating Obesity in Children
Milagros Tabije-Ebuen, DNP, MSN, RN, CEN, PCCN, CCRN
Co-Author(s): Rachel Jackson
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

Project ECHO: PMHNP Confidence/Capacity
Kathleen Schachman, PhD, FAANP, FIAAN
Co-Author(s): Trisha Charbonneau-Ivey, ; Jennifer Kreiner
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

Equity through Stakeholder Engagement
Susan Welch
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

The Perfect Pair
Michelle Palokas, DNP, RN, CPN
Co-Author(s): Robin Christian, DNP, FNP-C
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

Legacy DNP Projects
Debra Ilchak, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CNE
Co-Author(s): Diane Nunez, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, FNAP
Topic: Leading & Advancing Improvements in Health, Health Care, & Higher Education

Teaching Clinical Texting Communication
Dana Brackney, PhD, RN, CDE, BC-ADM
Co-Author(s): Susan Lane, PhD, MSN, RN
Topic: Leading & Advancing Improvements in Health, Health Care, & Higher Education

Public Health Crisis of Racism
Deborah Schuhmacher, DNP, RN
Co-Author(s): Kathleen Clark, DNP, RN; Joyce Miller, DNP, RN, FASRN
Topic: Leading & Advancing Improvements in Health, Health Care, & Higher Education

Minority Nurses and PhD education
Sarah Stoddard, PhD, RN, CNP, FSAHM, FAAN
Co-Author(s): Ellen Smith, ; Ann Fitzsimons, ; Michelle Pardee, ; Lisa Kane Low
Topic: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Creating Equity for DNPs in Appalachia
Kathleen Valentine, PhD, MS, RN
Co-Author(s): Stephanie Davis, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC
Topic: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Clinical Placements/Learning Experiences
Stephanie Davis, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC
Co-Author(s): Lisa Miller, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC; Veronica Parker, PhD; Margaret Wetsel, PhD, RN
Topic: Leading & Advancing Improvements in Health, Health Care, & Higher Education

Faculty Scholarship Productivity
Amy Manderscheid, DNP, RN, AGPCNP-BC, AGNP-C, CMSRN
Co-Author(s): Sarah Beebe, ; Dianne Conrad, ; Rosanne Burson, ; Karen Kesten, ; Katherine Moran
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

Innovation to Attain Nursing Excellence
Katherine Moran, DNP, RN, CDCES, FADCES, FNAP
Co-Author(s): Dianne Slager, ; Dianne Conrad, ; Marie VanderKooi, ; Christina Quick, ; Karen Burritt, ; Rebecca Davis, ; Susan Strouse
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

Leveling EBP in DNP Programs
Cindy Zellefrow, DNP MSEd RN LSN PNHA-BC EBP (CH)
Co-Author(s): Cindy Beckett, PhD RNCOB LCCE LSS-BB CHRC EBP(CH); Gerene Bauldoff, PhD, RN, FCCP, MAACVPR, FAAN; Penelope Gorsuch, DNP RN NEA-BC FACHE USAF Col (ret) EBP (CH); Ruth Labardee, DNP, RN, CNL, NEA-BC
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

OUCH! That Stereotype Hurts!
Mary Lou Manning, PhD, CRNP, FAAN
Co-Author(s): Jane Tobias, DNP, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

Moving Toward Advocacy and Equity: DNP
Diana Drake, DNP APRN  WHNP FAAN FNAP
Co-Author(s): Barbara Peterson, PhD APRN PMHCNS
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

Developing DNP Project Chairs/Advisors
Sharron Forest, DNP, NNP-BC
Co-Author(s): Kathleen Murphy, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN; Stephanie Rosser, DNP, APRN, ACNPC, CCRN-CMC, NEA-BC; Linda Rounds, PhD, APRN, FNP, FAAN FAAN
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

DNP to PhD Experiences
Lauren Munoz, MSN, FNP-BC
Co-Author(s): Sandra Thomas, PhD, RN, FAAN; Aaron Sebach, PhD, DNP, MBA, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC, CEN, CPEN, CLNC, CNE, CNEcl, SFHM; Allyson Neal, DNP, PMHNP-BC, Child & Adolescent Psychiatric CNS-BC, CPNP; Melinda Gibbons, PhD, NCC
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

PRIME-NP Competency Based Education
Kimberly McIltrot, DNP, CRNP, CNE, CWOCN, FAANP, FAAN
Co-Author(s): Rita D'Aoust, PhD, ANP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN; Diane Seibert, PhD, ARNP, FAANP, FAAN; Heather Johnson, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, LtCol USAF, Retired; Kristen Brown, DNP, CRNP, CPNP-AC, CHSE-A, FAAN; Nancy Gentry Russell, DNP, FNP-BC, CNE; Chakra Budhathoki, PhD; Catherine Ling, PhD, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

IPV Trauma, Brain Injury, & Functioning
Kimberly Werner, PhD
Co-Author(s): Katherine Iverson, PhD; Catherine Fortier, PhD; Regina McGlinchey, PhD; Tara Galovski, PhD
Topic: Leading & Advancing Improvements in Health, Health Care, & Higher Education

Doctoral Education
James Schreiber, Ph.D.
Topic: Leading & Advancing Improvements in Health, Health Care, & Higher Education

What's the Deal?
Julie Sanford, DNS, FAAN
Co-Author(s): Kandy Smith, DNS, RN
Topic: Leading & Advancing Improvements in Health, Health Care, & Higher Education

SDT Guides DNP Holistic Admission Review
Susan Ciurzynski, PhD, RN, NPD-BC, MS, VCE, FNAP
Co-Author(s): Lydia Rotondo, DNP, RN, CNS, FNAP
Topic: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

PhD Student DEI Advisory Council
Felesia Bowen, PhD, DNP, ARNP, FAAN
Co-Author(s): Joyce Gillie Gossom, EdD; Sigrid Ladores, ; Linda Moneyham, PhD, RN, FAAN; Marie Bakitas, DNSc; Deborah Ejem, ; Doreen Harper, PhD, RN, FAAN; Karen Heaton
Topic: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Building a Culture of Health and Equity
Leanne Lefler, PhD, ACNS-BC, APRN, FAHA, FAAN
Co-Author(s): Martha Rojo, RN, PhD
Topic: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Self-Directed Learning
Ellise Adams, PhD, CNM
Co-Author(s): Robin Barlett, PhD, RN
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

Streamlining Human Subjects for DNP
Susan Orshan, PhD, RN
Co-Author(s): Andrew Maus, DBA; Rodney Luster, PhD; Linnea Axman, DrPH, MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAANP; Brandi Morse, MAED/AET; Randall Hamilton, DNP, FNP-BC; Amanda Hundley
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

Dynamic Noteworthy Partnership
Kelly Kuhns, PhD, RN, CNE
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

Evaluation of PhD Student Recruitment
Sigrid Ladores, PhD, RN, PNP, CNE, FAAN
Co-Author(s): Nancy Wingo, PhD; Lauren Antia, BS; Jennifer Frank, PhD
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

Compassionate Teaching to Increase Grit
Lisa Ruth-Sahd, DEd, RN, CCRN, CEN, CCFP, CNE, ANEF
Co-Author(s): Krista White, PhD, RN, CCRN-K, CNE; Margaret Slota, DNP,RN, FAAN
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

Non-Traditional DNP Project Partnerships
Diane Nunez, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, FNAP
Co-Author(s): Debra Ilchak, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CNE
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

Practice Improvement and DNP Projects
Ty Williams, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, CNE
Co-Author(s): Ruth Kleinpell, PhD RN FAAN
Topic: Leading & Advancing Improvements in Health, Health Care, & Higher Education

Doctoral Writing Support
Kyla Woodward, RN MN
Co-Author(s): Anne Hirsch, PhD ARNP FAANP FAAN
Topic: Leading & Advancing Improvements in Health, Health Care, & Higher Education

Small Teaching Improves Durable Learning
Colleen Paramesh, DNP, FNP-C
Co-Author(s): Diane Addison, ; Nellie Modaress, MSN; JoAnn Peterson, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC; Lori Schwartz, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC
Topic: Leading & Advancing Improvements in Health, Health Care, & Higher Education

Impact of Practice Scholarship by DNP
Karen Kesten, DNP, APRN, CCNS, CNE, FAAN
Co-Author(s): Sarah Beebe, MSN, CNM, WHNP-BC, CHSE; Dianne Conrad, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, FNAP; Katherine Moran, DNP, RN, CDCES, FADCES; Rosanne Burson, DNP, APRN, CNS-C, CNE, CDCES, FADCES, FNAP; Amy Manderscheid, DNP, RN, AGPCNP-BC, AGNP-C, CMSRN
Topic: Leading & Advancing Improvements in Health, Health Care, & Higher Education

Nursing Roots in Health Equity
Nancy Rudner, DrPH, APRN
Topic: Leading & Advancing Improvements in Health, Health Care, & Higher Education

DNP's Perspectives
Keiko Iwama, PhD, RN, CCRN
Co-Author(s): Arlene Travis, DNP, ANP-BC, CHFN-K, CHC; Catherine Finlayson, PhD, RN, OCN; Ksenia Gorbenko, PhD; Sarah Nowlin, PhD, RN; Kimberly Souffront, PhD, APRN; Bevin Cohen, PhD, MPH, MS, RN
Topic: Leading & Advancing Improvements in Health, Health Care, & Higher Education

The DNP ePortfolio Reflecting Competency
Debra Shockey, DNP, RN, CPNP
Co-Author(s): Shelly Smith, DNP, APRN-BC
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

A Digital Incubator
Elizabeth Jordan, DNSc, RNC, FAAN
Co-Author(s): Lisa Meyer, MSN,RN,NE-BC
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

Building Your Scholarly Brand
Sadie Hutson, PhD, RN WHNP-BC, FAANP
Co-Author(s): Allyson Neal, ; Sandra Thomas, ; Tracy Brewer, ; Tami Wyatt, ; Victoria Niederhauser
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

DNP Help Desk impacts EBP Confidence
Cindy Zellefrow, DNP MSEd RN LSN PNHA-BC EBP (CH)
Co-Author(s): Kelly Casler, DNP APRN CHSE; Randee Masciola, DNP APRN-CNP WHNP-BC FAANP; Sharon Tucker, PhD APRN-CNS NC-BC FNAP FAAN
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

Tools in the DNP Faculty Toolbox
Janet Tillman, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Co-Author(s): Alexis Hodges, ; Michelle Taylor Skipper
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

Developing Doctoral Students’ Writing
Julie Zadinsky
Co-Author(s): Candis Bond
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

Innovative Visual Thinking Strategies
Peggy Slota, DNP, RN, FAAN
Co-Author(s): Maureen McLaughlin, PhD, NEA-BC, NPD-BC
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

Clinical Judgement Graduate Simulation
Dianne Slager, DNP, FNP-BC
Co-Author(s): Christina Quick, DNP.APRN,CPNP-AC/PC; Anne McKay, DNP.ANP-BC
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

Telehealth: An Operational Definition
Carolyn Tieppo, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC
Co-Author(s): Rebecca Boni, PhD, RN, ACCNS-AG, OCN
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

Transition Readiness in Sickle Cell
Shunda Wilburn, DNP, RN
Co-Author(s): Eula Pines, PhD, DNP, PMHCNS-BC; Sherry Seibenhener, DNP, FNP-C, WHNP-BC; Andrea Johnson, CRNP, DNP, RN
Topic: Leading & Advancing Improvements in Health, Health Care, & Higher Education

Incorporating Wellness in DNP Curricula
Kate Gawlik, DNP, RN, APRN-CNP, FAANP
Co-Author(s): Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN; Alice Teall, DNP, RN, APRN-CNP, FAANP
Topic: Leading & Advancing Improvements in Health, Health Care, & Higher Education

Data Analytics - Fostering Care Equity
Susan Conaty-Buck, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP
Topic: Leading & Advancing Improvements in Health, Health Care, & Higher Education

JEDI Concepts Integration in DNP Program
Margie Sipe, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FAONL
Topic: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

LGBTQ Case-Based Curriculum
Mandy McKimmy, DNP, NP-C, AAHIVS
Topic: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

PhD Peer Mentoring to Promote Success
Keville Frederickson, EdD, RN, FAAN
Co-Author(s): Christine Corcoran, PhD, RN
Topic: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

AARC Model Spurs Update in DNP Curricula
Kathleen Williamson, PhD RN
Co-Author(s): Cindy Zellefrow, DNP, MSEd, RN, LSN, PHNA-BC, EBP(CH); Jami Nininger, DNP, RN; Tracy McClinton, DNP, AGACNP-BC, APRN; Roxanne Oliver, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC; Sharon Little, DNP, FNP-BC, APRN
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

An Essential Structure of DNP Education
Jami Nininger, DNP, RN
Co-Author(s): Kathleen Williamson, PhD, MSN, RN; Roxanne Oliver, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

Advancing the DNP Project
Shelly Smith, DNP, APRN-BC, FAAN, FNAP
Co-Author(s): Michael Bleich, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

A Futurist Approach in a PhD Course
Laurie Theeke, PhD, FNP-BC, GCNS-BC, FAAN
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

IPE for Doctoral Education
Florence Weierbach, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN
Co-Author(s): sandra Wiliams, EdD, CSAC; Kristen McHenry, Ed.D., RRT-ACCS; Kate Beatty, PhD, MPH; Leonard Cross, PharmD; Kimberly Dinsmore, BSN, RN
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

Social Determinants of Health
Jill Hamilton, PhD, RN, FAAN
Co-Author(s): Autherine Abiri, ; Elizabeth Downes, ; Lisa Muirhead, ; Kristy Martyn, ; Lisa Thompson, ; Beth Ann Swann
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

Academic and Clinical Partnerships
Curry Bordelon, DNP, MBA, CRNP, CNE
Co-Author(s): Shea Polancich, PhD, RN; Terri Poe, DNP, RN, NE-BC; Aimee Holland, DNP, CRNP, WHNP-BC, FAANP; Linda Moneyham, PhD, RN, FAAN
Topic: Leading & Advancing Improvements in Health, Health Care, & Higher Education

DNP Project Data Analysis Algorithm
Abby Parish, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, GNP-BC, FNAP
Co-Author(s): David Phillippi, PhD
Topic: Leading & Advancing Improvements in Health, Health Care, & Higher Education

Re-Visioning Ontology & Epistemology
Maryellen Potts
Co-Author(s): Jill Peltzer
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

The SCCHRED Initiative
Armiel Suriaga, Ph.D., MSN, RN
Co-Author(s): Elizabeth Aston, Ph.D.; Ruth Tappen, EdD, RN, FAAN; Lenny Chiang-Hanisko, Ph.D., RN
Topic: Leading & Advancing Improvements in Health, Health Care, & Higher Education

Triangulation Model of Innovation
Jill Byrne, PhD, RN, CNOR
Co-Author(s): Ronald Hickman, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN
Topic: Leading & Advancing Improvements in Health, Health Care, & Higher Education

Students' Views  Substance Use Disorders
Nancy Elkins
Co-Author(s): Bobbie Taylor, Dr. Bobbie Taylor, DNP, FNP-BC, RN
Topic: Leading & Advancing Improvements in Health, Health Care, & Higher Education

Statistical Analysis in a DNP Curriculum
Modupe Adewuyi, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, CHES
Co-Author(s): Diane Caruso, DNP, FNP-BC
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation

Wellness Warriors Podcast:  SBIRT
Jane Silver-Hoff, DNP. MSN, RN
Co-Author(s): Kristen bransby, DNP, CRNP, CPNP-PC, PMHS
Topic: Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation