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 2017

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Evaluation of Admission Criteria as Predictor for Success in the First Semester of an Associate Degree in Nursing Program, Ludivina R. Cometa

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Evaluating the Impact of a Video Diabetes Education Module on Pre-Service and Experienced Teachers Knowledge and Confidence, Melissa Bates

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Measuring Undergraduate Nursing Student's Evidence-Based Practice Knowledge and Confidence, Sheryl L. Cosme

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Screening for Anxiety in Siblings of Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Maria Cusano-Sanzo

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Multicomponent Delirium Intervention that Incorporates the Family Caregivers in the Acute Care Setting: a Randomized Controlled Trial, Mary Eanniello

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Assessing the Relationship of Spirituality on Health-Related Indicators in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes, Jane O'Friel

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The Impact of a Family- Centered Support Program on the Anxiety Level of the Families of Patients Hospitalized in Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Mariana Skoog

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Using Simulated Family Presence to Decrease Agitation in Hospitalized Delirious Patients, Christine Waszynski

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

Examining the Relationship between Caring Ability and Attitudes of the Student Practical Nurse toward the Older Adult, Elizabeth Armstrong

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Evaluating the Effects of an Organized Self-management Asthma Education in Children 7 to 12 Years: A Quantitative Study, Alice Davis

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Patient Service Managers' Perceived Knowledge of Relationship Management, Lisa M. Silk

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Nurses' Perceptions Toward the Organizational Culture of Patient Safety, Deborah P. Warzecha

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Comparing Depression Screening Scores in Adult Female Patients in Primary Care and Correlating Extent of Social Desirability on the Depression Scores, Lynne M. Whitney

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