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DNP Scholarly Projects

  • Deena Rauch

    Deena Rauch

    DNP Class of 2019

    How has completing a Scholarly Project changed you?

    I came into the DNP program having limited knowledge about [evidence-based practice]. Now, I’m considered an expert…I know how to use the [evidence-based practice] process to answer clinical questions and solve problems – and, with more success the first time.

    How has your Scholarly Project impacted the practice of nursing?

    In partnership with Ohio State University, I developed a hybrid [evidence-based practice] continuing education program for small and rural hospitals. Since then, three independent critical access hospitals in Idaho have learned the [evidence-based practice] process. They are using the process to improve patient outcomes.

    What inspired you to choose the Scholarly Project you did?

    I wanted to do something meaningful that would benefit small and rural hospitals in Idaho..many critical access hospitals didn’t have access to the tools and resources to engage in [evidence-based practice].

    How has completing a Scholarly Project changed you?

    I came into the DNP program having limited knowledge about [evidence-based practice]. Now, I’m considered an expert…I know how to use the [evidence-based practice] process to answer clinical questions and solve problems – and, with more success the first time.

    How has your Scholarly Project impacted the practice of nursing?

    In partnership with Ohio State University, I developed a hybrid [evidence-based practice] continuing education program for small and rural hospitals. Since then, three independent critical access hospitals in Idaho have learned the [evidence-based practice] process. They are using the process to improve patient outcomes.

    What inspired you to choose the Scholarly Project you did?

    I wanted to do something meaningful that would benefit small and rural hospitals in Idaho..many critical access hospitals didn’t have access to the tools and resources to engage in [evidence-based practice].

  • Linda Valenzuela

    Linda Valenzuela

    DNP Class of 2019

    How has completing a Scholarly Project changed you?

    The design of the program develops you and stretches you to perform at the highest level of your skills. At the completion of the project, the greatest gain was my level of professional confidence!

    How has your Scholarly Project impacted the practice of nursing?

    Dissemination of your scholarly project findings is where change begins and impacts clinical practice. I am in the process of exploring further dissemination plans.

    What inspired you to choose the Scholarly Project you did?

    The Boise State DNP faculty encourage students to engage in research [that] is meaningful in our personal and professional practice. My interest in diabetes and improving the healthcare outcomes of Hispanic adults was a perfect opportunity to develop my scholarly project focused on both of these interests.

    How has completing a Scholarly Project changed you?

    The design of the program develops you and stretches you to perform at the highest level of your skills. At the completion of the project, the greatest gain was my level of professional confidence!

    How has your Scholarly Project impacted the practice of nursing?

    Dissemination of your scholarly project findings is where change begins and impacts clinical practice. I am in the process of exploring further dissemination plans.

    What inspired you to choose the Scholarly Project you did?

    The Boise State DNP faculty encourage students to engage in research [that] is meaningful in our personal and professional practice. My interest in diabetes and improving the healthcare outcomes of Hispanic adults was a perfect opportunity to develop my scholarly project focused on both of these interests.

  • Ron Ordona

    Ron Ordona

    DNP Class of 2019

    How has completing a Scholarly Project changed you?

    My scholarly project was a pilot in my practice as a quality improvement project on Transitional Care [Management] House Calls and…I have spoken about it in various conferences including Sigma conferences in South Africa and Calgary, Canda, and I recently shared this with graduate students on Shandong University in China.

    How has your Scholarly Project impacted the practice of nursing?

    The [Transitional Care Management] House Call is an initiative that is pushed forward by NPs across the country. My scholarly project has contributed to that knowledge and I am hoping has inspired other nurses to be innovators, if not entrepreneurs.

    What inspired you to choose the Scholarly Project you did?

    The work that I do inspired me to choose the scholarly project that I did [Transitional Care Management House Calls]. I have seen the disparity among the elderly population that I serve…they are readmitted to the ER/hospital and the simple trip…is stressful for them and their family. These trips, oftentimes, are preventable and unnecessary.

    How has completing a Scholarly Project changed you?

    My scholarly project was a pilot in my practice as a quality improvement project on Transitional Care [Management] House Calls and…I have spoken about it in various conferences including Sigma conferences in South Africa and Calgary, Canda, and I recently shared this with graduate students on Shandong University in China.

    How has your Scholarly Project impacted the practice of nursing?

    The [Transitional Care Management] House Call is an initiative that is pushed forward by NPs across the country. My scholarly project has contributed to that knowledge and I am hoping has inspired other nurses to be innovators, if not entrepreneurs.

    What inspired you to choose the Scholarly Project you did?

    The work that I do inspired me to choose the scholarly project that I did [Transitional Care Management House Calls]. I have seen the disparity among the elderly population that I serve…they are readmitted to the ER/hospital and the simple trip…is stressful for them and their family. These trips, oftentimes, are preventable and unnecessary.