Graduate Student Projects

York College nursing graduate students learn the research and organizational skills necessary for evidence-based practice. Masters students complete an evidence-based project. Doctoral students develop, implement, and evaluate a change initiative in a clinical setting.

Here are some recent projects by York College masters and doctoral students:

Carol Henderson, DNP, CRNP

"Diabetes self-management education in primary care"

Patsi Albright, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, AAHIVS

"Evidence-Based Screening for Low Bone Mineral Density in HIV-infected Men" in Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care

 Valerie Smeltzer RN, MS, CCRN-CSC

“Transfusion related acute lung injury” published in Nursing Critical Care

Samantha Obeck, DNP, RN

"Reducing 30 day redmission rates for patient with COPD"

Brenda Artz, MS, RN, CCNS, CCRN

“An Evidence-Based Project to Improve Mobility in a Medical Surgical ICU” 

Dawn Becker, MS, RN, CEN, ACNS-BC

“Implementation of a Bag Medication Reconciliation Initiative to Decrease Post-hospitalization Medication Discrepancies” 

Kelli Masters, RN, MSN, CCRN

Integrating Quality and Safety Education into Clinical Nursing Education Through a Dedicated Education Unit  

Janet Shields, MSN, CRNP, PNP-BC

Decreasing the Incidence of Central Line Infection in Children at Home on Parenteral Nutrition with Short Bowel Syndrome