College of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Capstone Projects

  • The DNP Capstone Project is a faculty-guided scholarly experience that provides evidence of the student’s critical thinking and ability to translate research into practice through problem identification, proposal development, implementation, and evaluation.   

    Grace Grymes-Chapman, ADN, BSN, MSN, FNP, ARNP

    DNP Student Class of 2014
    Delivering Culturally Competent Care to LGBTA Adolescents

    Abstract:

    While the issues associated with race, ethnicity, or sexual orientations are often addressed in research and clinical practice, gender identity is not. Every patient should be afforded the opportunity to have access to quality health care in a positive environment, respecting their gender identity, including adolescents. 

    Click HERE for full abstract.

    DoQuyen Huynh, MSN, ARNP

    DNP Student Class of 2014
    Development of a Post-Graduate FNP Residency Program at a Community Health Clinic

    Abstract:

    The purpose of this project is to design a Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program at International Community Health Services (ICHS). The goal of this program is to educate highly autonomous, effective, competent, and culturally appropriate family nurse practitioners who will serve as primary care providers in community health settings.

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    Christina McConnell, ARNP, FNP-C, MSN, CEN, CFRN, EMT-P

    DNP Student Class of 2014
    Investigating Barriers in Healthcare to Meet Women’s Needs in Early Pregnancy Loss

    Abstract:

    For More than 20 years women interviewed about their miscarriage experience, including the primary investigator’s research study (McConnell, 2011), shared stories of intense grief, depression, guilt and anger directed at their healthcare providers for the way they were treated during their initial miscarriage experience. It is also recognized in the literature that healthcare providers acknowledge the task of delivering bad news as a struggle (Sejourne, Callahan, & Chabrol 2010). Currently, there are two published conceptual models on how to best care for women experiencing pregnancy loss. Despite this evidence, the phenomenon of not meeting women’s needs during this traumatic time continues. Little is known as to why women’s needs are not being met other than the providers “experiencing struggles.” 

    Click HERE for full abstract.

    Jody Stark, FNP, PMHNP

    DNP Student Class of 2014
    Healthy Eating and Active Living of Youth in Malheur County

    Abstract:

    The purpose of this capstone is to improve healthy eating and active living habits of children in Eastern Oregon, focused in the town of Ontario, Oregon. Utilization of community based participatory research design to strengthen existing collaborations, identify areas of strengths and needs most important to our community members, and propose changes to support healthy eating and active living.

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