Sacred Heart University's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, for master's level nurses, combines doctoral education that is focused on practice with innovation and practical clinical research and scholarship. It is designed to serve academically talented nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, midwives, nurse anesthetists, nurse executives, and educators. Only the second such program in Connecticut, this offering solidifies the University’s prominent position in the development of health care leadership.

Susan DeNisco, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, CNL, Professor of Nursing and Director of the DNP Program.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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A Retrospective Study: Do Hospital Length of Stay, Direct Variable Cost, and 30-Day Readmission Differ With the Implementation of the Rothman Index?, Karen M. Banoff

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Self-Management of Warfarin Therapy, Kathleen R. Bonaventura

Examining the Barriers to Healthy Eating in Minority and Non-Minority Pregnant Women, Karen H. Burrows

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Effects of Pedometer Use on Exercise Tolerance in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure, Vicky M. Chang

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The Effect of an Educational Intervention on the Psychomotor Competence and Self-Efficacy of Family Nurse Practitioner Students Enrolled in Advanced Health Assessment, Dorothea A. Esposito

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Use of Lean Six Sigma in a Primary Stroke Center: Improving the Time to Care, Patricia D. Giannelli

Measuring Nurse Caring Behaviors in the Acute Hospitalized Geriatric Patient, Susan A. Goncalves

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Nurses' Knowledge of Commonly Used Medications in the Inpatient Setting: Results of a Medication Exam and Review of Reported Medication Error Data, Irene E. Haight

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Clinical Judgement and Knowledge in Nursing Student Medication Administration, Leona Konieczny

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The Effect of Preoperative Stoma Site Marking and Hospital Length of Stay, Linda Mascolo