The Loretto Heights School of Nursing at Regis University offers an online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. This post-masters DNP educates nurses working in advanced practice and leadership roles with the values and additional knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to practice in an ever-changing health care environment.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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A Recognition/Appreciation Intervention to Decrease Stress and Burnout in Nursing Faculty, Jennifer Anderson

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Oncology Discharge Phone Calls for Active Treatment Patients, Whitney Archer

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NP’s Perception of Preparedness and Self-Efficacy between Novice NPs that Participated in a Post Graduate Training Program and Those that Did Not, Tasha Bruner-Hill

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Staff Perceptions of the Health Call Center Workplace Environment, Eric Lee Escobedo-Wu

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Implementation of a Pregnancy Intention Screening Question at a Federally Qualified Health Center, Diana Gue

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TeamSTEPPS In A Pediatric Operating Room, Lisa Kerrick

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Improving Health Science Faculty's Comprehension of Test Item-Analysis, Tunisia Love

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Improving Self-Efficacy and Nursing Knowledge in Cardiac Step-Down Unit Nurses, Gail Markowski

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Perceptions of Teams in Providing Safe Handoffs, Kelly Miller

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Education on the use of Code Lavender for ICU Nurses to Decrease Turnover and Increase Engagement, Andrea G. Narvaez

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Implementation of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Training for Clinical Nurses, Appolonia Okereke

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Pediatric Nurses' Perception of Workload in a Large System Infusion Center, Karen Walton

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Impact of Educational Mental Illness Awareness in the Latino Population, Juan L. Castillo

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An Educational Intervention to Increase Emergency Department Nurse’s Knowledge and Confidence in Recognizing Victims of Human Trafficking, Kelly A. Cummings

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Comparison of Hemoglobin A1C Levels Between Married and Single Hispanic Women with Type 2 Diabetes, Cheryl L. Fattibene

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Incarcerated Adults’ Perceptions Of Remaining Opiate Free Upon Release, James Froncek

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Peripheral Intravenous Education for Nurses, Sara M. Gibbons

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The Difference in Motivation and Self-Efficacy following Resistance Training and Individualized Diet Planning for Obese Patients with Chronic Pain, Gregory C. Grahek

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Chart Review to Compare Peripheral Nerve Blocks for Analgesia Following a Total Knee Replacement, Tracy Kelly

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Standardized Nurse Leader Rounding, Kelley Kovar

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A structured, intentional simulation delivery method: Development of a best practice faculty teaching policy, Jody Panian

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Considerations of Antibiotic Treatment for Genital Ureaplasma, Shelbie Paul

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Daily Nurse-Instituted-Care-Interventions (NICI) Impact on Care Transitions Scores, Kris Reddell

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Increasing Knowledge, Motivation and Self-Efficacy of NICU Nurses on Family Integrated Care, Manojkumar Sebastian

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Making Breastfeeding Work for Medical Offices: A Six-Point Plan Proposal, Kathleen A, Seckinger

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Nurses’ Perceptions of Caring for Jamaican Seasonal Workers on Mackinac Island, Michigan, Sarah Whiteside

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Enhancing Environmental Staff Cleaning Process and Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), Rochelle D. Bello

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Experiences of Providers in Caring for the Obese Hispanic Population, Emma Gladson

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Comparison of Neonates’ Positions in SnuggleUp™ Wraps Prior to and Following Education, Dalacy K. Jesina

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The Impact of High-Fidelity Simulation Practice on the Perceived Confidence of Experienced ICU Nurses, Tracey Robilotto

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The Impact of an Online Educational Course on Vascular Nurses’ Knowledge, Self-Confidence and Competence, Julio Santiago

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Step Model for Managing Chronic, Non-Malignant Pain in Primary Care, Melissa J. Smith

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Sustainability Perceptions of The Nappie Project, Katherine Trumbo

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Building Faculty Competence and Self-Efficacy for Using Z Space Virtual Reality (VR) Software in the Classroom, Kathleen M. Wolz

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“It’s a Wrap”, Susan Wood

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Rural School Nursing in Colorado: New Perspectives, Alice M. Burch

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Strategies for Uncomplicated Upper Respiratory Infections and Patient Satisfaction, Foong-Chee Joann Cheah

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Medical Home Access Effect on Recidivism Rates of the Inner City Juvenile Detention Population, Gordon E. Duvall

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Clinical Advancement of Associate Degree Nurses, Misti D. Ludwig

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Medication Administration Education for Unlicensed Assistive Personnel in a Residential School Environment, Laura Nickerson

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Identifying Perceived Barriers to Communication and Coordination of Care of the Liver Transplant Recipient, Meghan O'Meara

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Improving Nursing Faculty Comprehension of Evaluation Methods, Karen M. Roberson

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Nursing Educators Need Our Help, Kelly M. Tisdale

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Standardized Testing and Remediation to Improve NCLEX-RN Pass Rates in an Associate, Elwanda F. Adams Robertson

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Do Nurses Credit magnet Status Forces as a Reason for Increased Job Satisfaction?, Emerald Bilbrew

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The Effects of a Unit-Based Specialty Certification Preparation Class on Readiness and Knowledge to Take the Exam, Keith Bilbrew

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Addressing Pediatric Asthma in Northern Colorado, Tammy J. Coiner

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The Implementation of a Leadership Development Program and Its Impact on Nurse Managers Self-Reported Competency Levels, Anne Marie Flatekval

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Implementing a Residency Program to Affect Float Pool Nurse Retention Rates, Mandy Kautz

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Can Simulation Utilizing Standardized Patients Ease Anxiety and Enhance Self-efficacy in Nursing Students Working With Patients Experiencing Mental Illness? A Pilot Study., Sandra A. King

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Analysis of the Impact of Hours of Simulation on HESI Scores, Melissa C. Milner

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Method to Increase the Knowledge of Patient Pain Identification by Student Nurses, Diane Ream

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Elder Abuse Screening Education for Emergency Department Nurses: An education intervention, Kathleen Thimsen

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Infusion of TeamSTEPPS, Kendra Bonin

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Educational Program to Improve Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Patient, Timothy A. Brendle

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Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) Simulation Project, Carolyn Bottone-Post

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Exploration of Nursing Assistants' Beliefs About Job Satisfaction, Darcie M. Brady

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Nursing Staff Optimizing Elder Care, Kathy Chapman

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The Impact of Diabetes Education on Nurses’ Knowledge of In-patient Diabetes Management, Arletha Coffey

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Online Journal Club to Improve Perception of Interprofessional Collaboration, Russelyn Connor

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Improving Communication and Collaboration Between Disciplines: Utilization of aDaily Goals Sheet During Daily Multidisciplinary Rounds in the Critical Care Setting, Kelly E. Diehl

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An Educational Intervention to Increase Advance Directive Completion, Kimberly Harlow

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The Efficacy of a House Call Provider Service, Lynne M. Jacobson

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Implementation of Evidence Based Guidelines to Reduce Fall Risk in a Patient Population Vulnerable to Falling, Susan E. Jacquez

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Student Nurse Advocacy: Supporting the Future to Save Our Profession, Lori Kerley

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Exploring the Influence of BC-ADM Certification on Advanced Practice Nurses’ Clinical Practice and Knowledge of Cognitive Dysfunction in Geriatric Diabetes Care, Kimberley J. Krapek

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Comparing the Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes of Newly Hired Nursing Staff Before and After Implementation of a Quality and Safety Competency-Based Nursing Orientation Program, Dana Lusk

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NP Students' Perceptions of Weight Loss Treatment using CAM, Terri Miller

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Fall Reduction among Elderly Residents in Skilled Nursing Facility, Obinna U. Ogundu

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A Multiple Sclerosis Education Module to Promote Patient Activation and Efficacy, Anna C. Parton

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Can Empowered Nurses Decrease Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Rates?, Judith Peters

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An Exploration of Nurses’ Perceptions of Resuscitation of Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injured Patients, Lisa Jaye Shelton-Chappell

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Using an Educational Intervention to Address Nurse-Patient Communication at the Bedside: A Qualitative Study, Rebecca L. Tolino

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Impact of Educational Intervention on Nurses’ Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy, Sarah Washburn

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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An Intervention to Increase Identification and Referral of Families at High Risk for Child Maltreatment in a Military Community, Tavia M. Wilkinson

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Using an Electronically Delivered and Culturally Based Nutrition Module to Educate Latino Parents, Lia H. Yoon

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Effectiveness of User Centered Design for Optimizing an Electronic Documentation Form, Karen L. Albrecht

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A Quality Improvement Project to Evaluate Auditor Satisfaction with Different Data Collection Methods for Auditing Compliance with Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Prevention Standards, Andrea S. Balzer

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Improving the Education Gap for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease, Donna L. Bobo

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Educating Home Health Nurses on Peristomal Skin Care, Armi S. Earlam

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Prick Testing in Children, Elizabeth Ann Esterl

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Evaluation of Leadership Changes in Adult Primary Care, Dierdre A. Gilliam

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Prenatal Nutrition Counseling Designed to Reduce the Intake of Moderate and High Glycemic Index Foods among Selected Normal, Overweight, and Obese Patients from a Nonprofit Faith-based Patient Medical Care Home, Debra T. Gogatz

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Evaluating Development of Critical Thinking Skills in Simulation Learning, Cynthia J. Helgesen

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Perspectives of Associate Degree Nursing Students at Risk for Academic Problems, Phyllis H. Horton

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Rapid Response Team Education in Improving Bedside Nurses` Knowledge and Skills, Cherry Lynn Maglangit

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The Twenty-Four Three Study Plan: Increasing Hispanic and Latino Student Nurse Success, Virginia Montez-Ochoa

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The Intervention of Active Learning Strategies to Increase Nursing Student Self-Directed Learning, Janelle A. Patterson

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Implementation of an Animal Assisted Activity Program into a Rural Long-Term Care Facility to Increase the Perceived Quality of Life of Residents, Vonnie Pattison

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Evaluation of the Impact of TeamSTEPPS Training on Perceptions of Teamwork and Resilience in the Intensive Care and Perioperative Units in a Tertiary Care Hospital, Belinda Shaw

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Evaluating Self-Efficacy of Health Behaviors in Bariatric Surgery Patients Through Online Support, Shala Swarm

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Impact of a Person-Centered Care Model on Nursing Job Satisfaction, Tracy A. Thompson

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Use of an Evidence-Based Practice Model to Improve the Quality of the Hospital Discharge Process, Joni Vaughn

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Autonomic Dysreflexia: An Educational Intervention for First Responders to Recognize this Medical Emergency, Jennifer J. Wahl

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Comparison of Home Medication Adherence in Adults Age 65 and Older After Completion of Standardized Discharge Medication Education or Non-Standardized Discharge Medication Education, Jill Weller

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Early Alert Referral Program, Roslana D. Gray

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Measuring Changes in Knowledge and Attitudes of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Providers After Receiving an Educational Intervention About the Value of Human Milk in the Preterm Infant, Frances E. Smith

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Nurses' Perceptions After Obtaining Medical Surgical Certification, Brenda L. Case-Cook

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Determining the Effects of Vitamin D Levels On Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, Summer Yvonne Tilgner

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Nurse Preceptor Development and the Impact On Self-Efficacy, Angie Furr Hatley