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 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

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Reducing Central Venous Infections, Desiree Banton

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Evidence-Based Best Practice Toolkit for Social Determinants of Health: A Program Evaluation Review, Bryleigh Berry

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Quality Reporting on Dialysis Water Testing and Dialysis Machine Disinfection, Jennifer Boquiren Quitevis

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Remote Patient Monitoring: Decrease Rehospitalization for Spinal Cord Injury Patients, Abegail Cabunoc-Garcia

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Improving Medicine-Telemetry Discharge Process, Claire Cafirma

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Implementation of Daily NHPPD Calculator in the Acute Care Setting, Spencer Y. Cho

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Reducing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections: Beyond the Bundle, Deana Cirillo

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Transient Ischemic Attack and Admission to a Dedicated Unit, Bandi Davini

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An Evidence-Based Practice Handbook for the Reduction of Perioperative Pressure Injuries: An Implementation Guide, Krystal Dopson

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Quantification of Obstetric Hemorrhage, Alma Garcia

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Evidence-Based Best Practice for Nursing Skills Competency Assessment: A Policy Development Project for Standard Work Utilizing the Donna Wright Competency Model, Iselda Gentry

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Establishment of Unit Based Council Using a Shared Governance Toolkit, Viji George

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Increasing Appointment Adherence in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus via Appointment Reminders and Patient Education, Leslie Guy

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Increasing the Prescribing of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) With a Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Screening Tool, Cassey Hall

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Nurse-Led Intervention: Implementing Early Mobilization of Patients in the Intensive Care Unit, Lou A. Hill

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A Contemporary Shared Governance Structure and Its Role in Managing Nurse Turnover, Kagale Kiwanuka

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Evidence-Based Best Practice for Discharge Planning: A Policy Review, Marissa Lewis

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Reducing Falls Related to Toileting, Brian Locastro

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Behavioral Code Team, Daniel McGrath

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Evidence-Based Best Practice for Transitions of Care: A Policy Review on Medication Reconciliation Standards, Lovelyn Chizoba Ogbennah

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Action Planning with Self-Monitoring Blood Pressure Improves Blood Pressure Control in Geriatric Patients, Thuy Ai Oh

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Oral Care Bundle Impact on Staff Assisted Oral Care, Sabrina Oliver

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Audit And Feedback For Blood Glucose Point Of Care Testing, Faith A. Onwuka

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Reducing the Incidence of CLABSI through Hand Hygiene, Bindu Paudel

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Early and Progressive Mobility: A Program Implementation Strategy for High Acuity Patient Care Locations, Stefani Poland

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Improving the Perioperative Experience of Patients and Families in a Pediatric Setting, Anjanette Pong

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Addressing Anxiety in Hospitalized Adults Using a Music Intervention, Raina M. Rochon

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Nurse-Driven Protocols for Abdominal Pain in the Emergency Department, Chris Schmidt

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ICU Liberation Bundle: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Julie Anne Snyder Amoroso

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Use of the PREPARE Tool to Increase Completion Rates of Advance Care Planning Documentation, Janella Thompson

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Making Wishes Known: An Evidence-Based Practice Project for Advanced Care Planning in Oncology, Hazel Torres

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Discharge Care Bundle to Reduce COPD 30-Day Readmission Rates in a Hospital Acute Care Unit, Dao Vang

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Perception is Everything: Implementation of a Peer Evaluation Program for Nurse Leaders in a Hospital Setting, Teruko Williams

Scholarly Projects from 2021

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Reducing Patient Risk for Suicidal Behaviors with a Safety Bundle of Best Practices with Non-Psychiatric Patients, Olayemi Akindele

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Reducing Fall Among Acute Rehabilitation Patients Through Implementation of a Video Monitoring System, Priscila Alfonso

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Use of a Mindfulness-Based Resiliency Intervention to Reduce Nurse Intention to Quit the Organization, Sherie Ambrose

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Early Identification of Sepsis: A Nurse Driven Protocol to Reduce Morbidity, Mortality and Hospital Costs, Ruth Biju

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Lung Cancer Screening: An Evidence-Based Practice Change Project, Robert Bland

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Implementation of an Oral Hygiene Protocol for Adults Patients on Acute Care Units, Sharon J. Boler

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Optimizing Operating Room Throughput, Amanda Brendel

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Improving Patient Flow in the Urgent Care Setting, Stephanie Carpenter

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Implementing an Evidence-Based Practice Change for Alcohol Withdrawal in an Acute Care Hospital, Theresa Carroll

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Compliance with a Nurse-driven Hypoglycemia Protocol: Time from Hypoglycemia Event to Euglycemia, Robin A. Chappell