DNP projects: Spotlight on practice

Author: By Hayley E. Eichlin, DNP, WHNP-BC; Paul A. Bergh, MD; Lauren Nervi, MSN, FNP-BC; Eleanor L. Stevenson, PhD, RN; and Julie A. Thompson, PhD

The expanding role of the nurse practitioner (NP) into subspecialty settings such as reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI) necessitates acquiring new technical skills that are particular to the subspecialty in question. NPs who enter the field of REI care for many women who need to undergo hysterosalpingography (HSG), a procedure . . .

June 2019 Vol. 7 No. 2

Author: Rachel E. Curry, MBA, MSN, RN, FNP-C; Anne L. Derouin, DNP, RN, CPNP, FAANP; Katherine Kenny, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, CCRN; Debra Goulding, DNP, RN, FNP-BC; Julie A. Thompson, PhD; and Eleanor L. Stevenson, PhD, RN

A QI project to assess the feasibility of using One Key Question® in retail health clinics
One goal of Healthy People 2020 is improving pregnancy planning, increasing spacing between pregnancies, and decreasing unintended pregnancy.1 As the situation stands now, almost half of all pregnancies in the United States are . . .

September 2018 Vol. 6 No. 3

Author: Cari McAlister, DNP, MSN, WHNP-BC; Ginny Moore Wurttemberg, DNP, MSN, CNM; Donna Dunn, PhD, CNM, FNP-BC; and Tedra Smith, DNP, CPNP-PC, CNE

The highly contagious respiratory infection pertussis remains a public health problem for the United States.1 Infants have the highest morbidity and mortality rates from pertussis because of a lack of immunity at birth and an immature immune system. In 2015, a total of 20,762 cases of pertussis were . . .

February 2017 Vol. 5 No. 1

Author: Stefani E. Davis, DNP, WHNP-BC; Karen A. Hande, DNP, ANP-BC; and Ginny Moore, DNP, WHNP-BC

The average woman has a 12.3% lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer.1 The number of breast cancer survivors continues to increase because of advancements in early detection and successful treatment of the disease.1 This rise in survival rate is generating greater attention on post-treatment . . .

February 2016 Vol. 4 No. 1

Author: By Karen E. Lane, ARNP, FNP-C, DNP and Hilary Morgan, PhD, CNM

Purpose
Cervical cancer screening (CCS) guidelines changed in 2012.1 Women aged 50-65 years who have undergone CCS annually for decades may be unaware of these changes. Even if they are aware of the changes, they may be confused about the new time frames or forget to schedule their . . .

November 2015 Vol. 3 No. 4

Author: Jerilynn Spring, DNP, FNP-BC and Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC

 
Purpose
With a 50% increase in the incidence of pre-existing diabetes mellitus (DM) in pregnant women in less than a decade, DM is now the most common health problem to complicate pregnancy.1 Pre-existing DM in pregnancy with uncontrolled hyperglycemia pre­sents multiple risks. Maternal hyperglycemia during . . .