This collection of SOAR@USA includes culminating scholarly projects for students in graduate programs at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. The collection currently includes projects from the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

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Scholarly Projects from 2023

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Formal Unit-Based Shared Governance to Improve Nurse Engagement, Tracey A Larsen

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Improving Nurses Wound Care Knowledge Utilizing an App, Monica Amador

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Implementing a Designated Follow-up Plan to Increase Patient Adherence to Surveillance Recommendations After Endovascular Aortic Repair, Stacey Basta

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Improving Blood Pressure in Adults 65 Years and Older via Weekly Telehealth Coaching, Janet Bathini

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Faith and Information to Treat Hypertension, Tiffany Bell

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Patient Navigational Tool Increase Resource Use in a Latino Population, Kimberly Burrus

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Pre-Transplant Evaluation Period Efficiency Through the Use of an Electronic Scheduling Template, Christy Dawn Byrd

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Reducing the No Show Rates for Mental Health Appointments among Young Adults, Johnnie Carrico

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Early Discharge Planning to Improve Throughput, Alan Chhith

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Implementing a Self-measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Process, Alecia Christensen

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The Use of Alcohol Impregnated Port Catheters for Decreasing Central Line Infections in Acute Care, Shana M. Coons

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Impact of a Provider Flagging System on Increasing Ezetimibe Utilization in High-Cardiac Risk Adults, Janessa Creado

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Improving Access to Cardiac Catheterization, Sunitha Dharman

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Establishment of Unit-Based Council Using a Shared Governance Toolkit for Surgical clinics, Fica Etienne

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Point of Care Testing: Best Practice Toolkit for Improving Access to Point of Care Testing in Mobile Medicine, Michaela Gist

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Advance Care Planning: Best Practice Toolkit for Improving Access to Advance Care Planning Using Telehealth Visits, Jae Jackson

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Policy Review and Recommendation for Secondary Education NP-Led Clinics in the Southeastern United States, Shiney Alex Jacob

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Evidence-Based Intervention for Decreasing Chronic Kidney Progression in Patients with Type II Diabetes Mellitus, Lynn M. Johnson

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Improving Access to Care for Specialty Pediatric Orthopedic Patients: Maximizing Telehealth to Achieve Outcomes, Tammy Keesey

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The Effects of an Influenza Vaccine Education Bundle on Environmental Management Services Workers, Michelle Keister

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Promoting Patient Mobility to Decrease Hospital Length of Stay, Saira Kinuthia

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Implementation of Purposeful Hourly Rounding to Decrease Fall Rates, Dannette Kizy

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Implementation of a Hospital-Wide Surge Plan to Reduce Emergency Department Length of Stay, Laura Massey

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Hypertension: Care Management Program and Medication Adherence, Courtney Montgomery

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Recognition of and Response to Obstetric Emergencies: Developing A Virtual Competency-Based Orientation Program, Susan Morrison

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Clinical Decision Support System for Standardization of Disease-Specific Education, Paul Nava

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Palliative Care Referral Protocol: Best Practice Toolkit for Improving Early Referral Rate for Adult Cancer Patients, Linda Dinh Nguyen

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Supporting Caregivers of The Aging Adult: A Program Evaluation, Tanya O'Brien

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Evidenced-Based Practice Competency Assessment for Competency-Based Orientation Protocol to Improve Competency Level Among Medical-Surgical Nurses, Maryann Ornelas

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Nurse Leader Rounding to Provide Fall Prevention Strategies, Kerri Philipbar

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Implementation of a Code Lobby Surge and the Impact on Left Without Being Seen Rates, Nicole Plouffe

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Full Practice Authority: Policy Review and Recommendation for Regional Nurse Practitioner Practice in the Southeastern Region of the United States, Tambra Ratledge

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Shared Governance and Transition into Practice: Impact on Work Engagement, Gudrun M. Reiter-Hiltebrand

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Back to Basics: Improving the Quality of Blood Pressure Measurement, Heather Sailor

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Pharmacogenomic Precision Medicine: Best Practice Toolkit for Improving Patient Screening for Adult Metastatic Cancer Patients, Rena L. Stewart

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Primary Care Intervention: Medication Reconciliation Reduces Rehospitalizations, Dianna Twombly

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Block Charting for Hemodynamic Unstable Patients, Tasha Walker

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Rounding with a Purpose: Reducing Falls in Geriatrics Residing in a Community Living Center, Ashley Wesson

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Hypertension Education to Enhance Health Literacy, Kylee Westrip

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Clinical Practice Implementation to Address ASCVD Risk: A Practice Change in Primary Care, Elizabeth Wooten

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Expanding Use of Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter-2 Inhibitor (SGLT2i) In Managing Patients with Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease in Primary Care, Stephanie Wu

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Improving Cervical Cancer Screening Rates in the Primary Care Setting, Esmeralda Young

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Interfacility Transfer of Pediatric Patients to a Comprehensive Children's Hospital, Kim Zaky

Scholarly Projects from 2022

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Evidence-Based Selection of a Fall Risk Assessment Tool: A Program Evaluation Review, Lindsey Adams

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Weekly Telehealth Weigh-in for BMI Reduction, Kelly Ahmad

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Prevention of Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI) in Adult ICU Patients, Salima Allahbachayo

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Influence of Cultural Competency Program on Bias in a Community Volunteer Program, Melodie L. Anderson

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Evidence-Based Best Practice Toolkit for Competency-Based Orientation in Integrating an Adult Pneumococcal Protocol to Improve Vaccine Rate: A Program Evaluation Review, Magda Angel Cifuentes

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The Utilization of Stress Management in Critical Care Nurses to Decrease Nursing Burnout, Danny Atkins

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From the First Encounter: A Communication Program for High Volume, High Acuity Patient Care Locations, Shazam Bacchus