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DNP Students Present Doctoral Research Projects

Top Image: Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice student Stacey Fridley presents her project, titled “Mixed Methods Evaluation of a Novel Interactive Perinatal Telehealth Program.”

(March 28, 2024) — The School of Nursing’s ninth annual Doctoral Scholars Day showcased more than two dozen final research projects conducted by students from the Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice programs. 2024 marks the 10th anniversary of the initiation of the DNP program, the first nursing doctoral program at the school.

“Their work reflected an amazing persistence in exploring the roots of quality and health equity issues in health care delivery,” said Margaret “Peggy” Slota, DNP, RN, CNS, FAAN, professor of nursing and director of DNP graduate studies.

Twenty-eight students presented and defended their doctoral projects on March 22 and 23 at Georgetown. The students begin conducting research for their required doctoral project at the start of their program. Both programs are distance-based and combine online classes with in-person learning experiences that allow participants to receive a Georgetown education without leaving their communities.

Slota said the work represents a wide and diverse variety of ideas for quality improvement to be implemented in health care locations all over the United States.

“We are committed to providing our doctoral students with a rigorous curriculum and consistent mentoring in class and individually,” Slota said. “During their presentations, you can see their ability to bridge the gap between theory and practice in diverse cultures and communities as scholar practitioners.”

Information about the 2024 projects can be found on the Doctoral Projects webpage.

Scenes From Doctoral Scholars Day

A student wearing a lei presents her research

Pam Brasher presents her project titled “The Impact of Targeted Multimodal Pain Pathway Education at a U.S. Military Hospital.”

A student speaks while Dr. White looks on

Stacey Fridley discusses her project with Dr. Krista White.

A student speaks while Dr. White stands nearby

Clarissa Berry and Dr. White

A student presents her research before an audience

Katie Dailey presents her project.

A student presents her research

Purvi Patel presents her project, “Impact of Frailty Screening in a Burn Center: A Quality Improvement Project.”

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Julia Krebs presents her project.

Students participate in a poster session

DNP students present their posters.

A student explains her poster to Dr. Slota

Vanisha Amin discusses her project, “Influenza Vaccine Implementation in Freestanding Emergency Rooms,” with Dr. Peggy Slota.

A student speaks about her poster to others

Olivia Favela-Gary explains her poster to other students.

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