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Doctoral Student Project Showcase offers platform for nursing students to present scholarly work

The University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, in partnership with the Beta Iota Chapter of Sigma, the Nursing Honor Society, is providing a platform for doctoral nursing students to showcase their research. The 4th Doctoral Student Project Showcase will take place virtually on April 10, granting Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students the opportunity to present their work and offer the public an insight into the diversity and quality of student research happening in the college.

Seven DNP students and eight PhD students who submitted abstracts in three categories – evidence-based practice and quality improvement, research and literature review – were selected to present. Submissions were anonymously scored and selected by UC College of Nursing faculty and Beta Iota members.

Mandi Cafasso, DNP, APRN, CPNP, director of the college's DNP program, hopes the event will encourage nursing students to present their work moving forward.

"As in the previous years, students will benefit from presenting their work in front of a safe audience of peers, faculty and supporters. Additionally, faculty will be able to provide constructive feedback to make presentations stronger in the future. The idea is to foster professional growth and collaboration between PhD and DNP students," Cafasso said.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. ET on April 10 and is open to the public. Registration is required. Approximate start times for each presentation are listed in the agenda to offer individuals the flexibility to attend select sessions.

An application has been submitted for continuing education contact hours for nurses. 

For questions about the event, email Mandi Cafasso.

Full agenda for Doctoral Student Project Showcase
Time Student Topic Title
5:00 p.m.   Introduction  
5:07p.m. John Weimer (DNP) Training Situational Awareness in Appropriate Placement of Patients in an Acute Care Setting
5:14 p.m. Islam Qasem (PhD) Training Strategies to Prevent Type II Workplace Violence Against Nurses: An Integrative Review
5:21 p.m. Bailey Martin (PhD) Mental Health Early Childhood Educator Stress and Child Socioemotional Development: A Systematic Review 
5:28 p.m. Afton Erbe (PhD) Mental Health Mental Health and Suicide Among Veterinarians
5:35 p.m. Hanan Al-Faraj (PhD) Mental Health   Mental Health Factors and Lifestyle Adherence After Myocardial Infarction: An Integrative Review 
5:42 p.m. Mary Haverbusch (DNP) Early Mobilization Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Nurse Education on Bed-based Progressive Mobility
5:49 p.m. Paige Dahlke (DNP) Early Mobilization Multidisciplinary Early Mobility Education Module for Intensive Care Unit Staff
5:56 p.m. Illana Olden (DNP) Patient Care Improving Postoperative Pain Management
6:03 p.m. Louisette Abikou (PhD) Patient Care Utilization of Non-Pharmacological Pain Management During Labor Among Healthcare Providers in Africa
6:10 p.m. Claire Deglow (DNP) Patient Care Alcohol Withdrawal Monitoring in the ICU Setting
6:17 p.m. Amanda Yeager (DNP) Patient Care Development of a Blended-Modality Suturing Education Program for Nurse-Midwifery Students
6:24 p.m. Deborah Singh (PhD) Patient Care Facilitators and Barriers to In-Home Respite Care Use: An Integrative Review
6:31 p.m. Fuad Alhorani (PhD) Patient Care Nurses' Traumatic Brain Injury Knowledge Assessment Instruments: An Integrative Review
6:38 p.m. Sarah Boggio (DNP) Health Literacy Effectiveness of a Pre-Operative Patient Educational Bowel Preparation Video
6:45 p.m. Henry Duah (PhD) Women's Health Prenatal Opioid Exposure by Varying Identification Methods in the Cincinnati Tristate Region
6:52 p.m.   Evaluation & Wrap Up

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