Capstone Projects Presented at DNP Completion Ceremonies:

Capstone Projects- First Cohort Graduating December 2016

Valbona Avdija, DNP, FNP-BC Prevention of Children’s Removal from Intellectually Disabled Parents.  “Promoting a safe environment in the home for children of developmentally disabled adults”

Katie Campos-Gatjens, DNP, FNP-BC Disaster Preparedness:  Assessment of Older Adults Living in the New York City Rockaway Community

Margaret Canjura, DNP, FNP-BC Establishing a Plan:  Importance of Disaster Planning for the Developmentally Disabled Adults in the Group Home Setting

Jessica Cerulli, DNP, FNP-BC Home Hospice:  Empowering Caregivers

Diana E. Coseglia-Danna, DNP, FNP-BC Assessment and Treatment of Non-visible Blast Injuries

Kathleen Francis, DNP, FNP-BC Differentiating Pressure Injury vs Dermatitis in Patients with Dark Skin Tones

Dina Gramegna, DNP, FNP-BC Tri-state Area Nurses:  Compact Licensure and Disaster Response

Nina Maresca, DNP, FNP-BC Oral Care in Primary Care:  An inter-professional Education Program

Cindy M. Powell-McVey, DNP, FNP-BC, Jonas Scholar Hospital Evacuation:  Are You Prepared?

Kathleen Oberfeldt, DNP, FNP-BC Human Papilloma Virus Knowledge Assessment of College Men

Patricia Tooker, DNP, FNP Leadership, Education and Collective Impact:  Interventions in Fighting a Heroin Epidemic among Youth and Young Adults


Capstone Projects- Cohort Graduating December 2017

Regina Borovik, DNP, FNP-BC Developing Disaster Preparedness Competencies Within a Large Healthcare System

Azza A. Ezzat, DNP, FNP-BC   Empathic and Servitude Mindset for Culturally Specific Palliative Care

Deborah A. Gianfortune, DNP, FNP-BC The Children of the Opioid Epidemic

Doris Ann Korona, DNP, FNP-BC Active Shooter in Healthcare. The Utilization of an Active Shooter e-book for the Individual Health Care Provider

Meghan R. McShea, DNP, FNP-BC Liquid Medication Administration Using Technology to Improve Care in the Pediatric Patient

Boris Molchanskiy, DNP, FNP-BC Staff Education on Suspicious Package and Explosive Devices

Margaret M. Terjesen, DNP, FNP-BC The Older Adult at Risk of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Jebin Mary Varghese, DNP, FNP-BC Use of an Avatar Guided e-book to Increase Knowledge of HPV and Preventive Vaccination among Adolescents

Shoshana Weiner, DNP, FNP-BC Alleviating Emergency Room Population Overload During Disaster (AERPOD)


Capstone Projects- Cohort Graduating December 2018

Diana Davydova, DNP, FNP-BC Human Trafficking: A Trauma-Informed Victim-Centered Approach Educational Program for Healthcare Professionals

Lorrie DeSena DNP, FNP-BC Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Disaster Preparedness

Patricia Donoghue, DNP, FNP-BC Nursing Personal Preparedness During a Disaster

Gwendolyn Hernandez, DNP, FNP-BC Examining the Efficacy of an e-book Health Literacy Education Program for Sexual Health Promotion in Older Adolescents Attending Private College

Brownson Irondi, DNP, FNP-BC Implementing a Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation (SBAR) Communication Tool in an Urban Tertiary Nursing School in Nigeria

Marcel Kaganovskaya, DNP, FNP-BC Developing a Vascular Access Ultrasonography Course for Nurse Practitioners

Cristina Klimasz, DNP, FNP-BC Nuclear Radiation Disasters: An Educational Tool for Registered Nurses

Inga Melnikova, DNP, FNP-BC A Quality Assurance Program in the Peri Operative Setting in a Large Healthcare Facility titled: "Treat Me With Respect"

Mary Ann Ryan-O'Connor, DNP, FNP-BC A Clinical Pathway for Post Mastectomy Neuropathic Pain

Luva M. Reeves, DNP, FNP-BC Flood Disasters: What Lurks in the Wather? An Educational Resource for Healthcare Providers

Margery Shane, DNP, FNP-BC An Educational Program on Antimicrobial Stewardship for Nurses in Long Term Care Settings

Renata Zink, DNP, FNP-BC Increasing Primary Healthcare Providers' Knowledge of Celiac Disease to Ensure Timely Diagnosis and Treatment


Capstone Projects- Cohort Graduating December 2019

Marianine Ade,DNP, FNP-BC An Educational Intervention for Nursing Students Caring for LGBTQ Patients

Sandra Blandon, DNP, FNP-BC Knowledge and Perception Regarding Disaster Preparedness Among the Hispanic Population on Staten Island

Kathleen Caridi, DNP, FNP-BC Navigating the Weeds: Educating Nurse Practitioners About Medical Marijuana

Shujun Cao, DNP, FNP-BC Implementing Smoking Cessation Intervention for Chinese-American  Patients in a Primary Care Office to Improve Quality of Care

Caitlin Griffin, DNP, FNP-BC New Fathers Faced with the Role of Sole Caregiver Due to Unplanned Events

Jennifer Macchiarola, DNP, FNP-BC  Preparedness Training for College Students to Improve Survivability After Mass Casualty

Christine Mavaro,DNP,  FNP-BC Anxiety Assessment Tool for Children Aged Six to Nine Years with Chronic Disease

Kimberly Valdecantos, DNP, FNP-BC Body Image Assessment in the Post Bariatric Surgery Patient


Capstone Projects- Cohort Graduating December 2020

Barbara Duckworth, DNP, FNP-BC A Quality Improvement Project to Increase Stroke Patient Satisfaction Through Decreasing Neurology Checks from Every 2 hours to Every 4 Hours During Sleep Hours

Mirena Khaimova, DNP, FNP-BC Obstructive Sleep Apnea Education for Nurse Practitioners

Marina Kuperman,  DNP, FNP-BCThe Management of Obstetric Emergencies in a Disaster Situation

Caroline Dixon, DNP, FNP-BC A Quality Improvement Program to Increase Triage Accuracy in an Emergency Department

Alexandra Hoffman,  DNP, FNP-BCAn Educational Intervention on Easing the Burden of Emergency Preparedness of Caregivers Over the Age of Sixty- Five Taking Care of Children

Margarita Chang, DNP, FNP-BC Utilization of Technology to Improve Outcomes in Diabetes Management in the Chinese American Population


Capstone Projects- Cohort Graduating December 2021

Itiya Brand, DNP, RN, FNP-BC Improving Staff Satisfaction by Implementing an In-House Communication Network: A Quality Improvement Project

Clare Brown, DNP, RN, FNP-BC Increasing Knowledge Among Nurse Practitioner Students on Mental Wellness Through a Self-Care Educational Tool,

Christina DePhilips, DNP, RN, FNP-BC The Nasal Oxymizer Pendant: An Educational Tool for Nurse Practitioner Students

Vanessa Kenney, DNP, RN, FNP Utilizing an Educational Tool: Teaching Undergraduate Nursing Students the Importance of Patient Discharge Teaching from the Emergency Department

Nisha Philip, DNP, FNP Perinatal Depression in Lesbian Mothers

Amanda R. Power, DNP, RN, FNP-BC Educational Program for Healthcare Providers to Increase Knowledge of Pregnancy-Associated Listeriosis in the Latinx Community

Shirley Dargenson-Vincent, DNP, RN, FNP-BC Teaching Providers Lifestyle Medicine to Decrease Healthcare Disparities and Promote Optimum Management of Affected Individuals with Diabetes Mellitus Type 2


Capstone Projects- Cohort Graduating December 2022

Minos A. Abraham, DNP, RN, FNP-BC Reiki for nurses to calm and regroup during stressful situations: A path for wellness and healing.

Dana Goidel, DNP, RN, FNP-BC An Educational Program for Nurse Practitioner Students to Increase
Screening and Referrals for Individuals Exposed to The World Trade
Center Disaster.

Albina Guzman, DNP, RN, FNP-BC Self-Image Assessment Tool for Providers: Patients Who Received Botox and Filler Treatment

Elizabeth B. Harrington, DNP, RN, FNP-BC Implementation of a Standards of Care Program to Increase Nurse Practitioners' Knowledge on the Care of Globally Displaced Populations in Crisis

Kim Rodriquez-Loggins DNP, RN, FNP-BC Adverse Childhood Experiences Education

Katherine Gayle O’Connor DNP, RN, FNP-BC Emergency Evacuation of an Outpatient Oncology Center

Lochana Perera DNP, RN, FNP-BC Educational Program for Healthcare Providers to Increase Knowledge of Barriers to Screening for Cervical Cancer Among South Asian/Southeast Asian-American Women

Elizabeth Jessica Ranelli DNP, RN, FNP-BC An Education Program to Improve FNP Student Knowledge of Melanoma for Early Detection and Diagnosis

Teddy Theodorakis DNP, RN, FNP-BC Is The Prophylactic Administration of Povidone Iodine Intranasally Preoperatively in Elective Total Knee Replacement as Effective as MRSA Prophylactic Screening and Mupirocin treatment? - A Retrospective Analysis

Michelle Torres DNP, RN, FNP-BC A Culturally Sensitive Educational Program for Family Nurse Practitioner Students to Improve Vaccination Completion within the Latinx Population


Capstone Projects- Cohort Graduating December 2023

Alyssa Casciorizzo, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, NP-C Neuromodulators and Dermal Fillers Educational Module for FNP Students: Identification of complications, treatment options, and referral procedures.

Alexa Krystine Nasti, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CCRN Lung Cancer Screening and Staging Benefit in Non-Smoking Women with Certain Risk Factors.

Janet Ulunma Onyenwena, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC An Educational Approach to Increase Knowledge for Nurse Practitioners: Psychological Resilience Coping Skill for Women Undergoing Fertility Treatment.

Diana Pinkhasova, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC An educational program for nurse practitioner students to increase knowledge of polycystic ovary syndrome and inositol as a treatment option.

Nicole Rodriguez Taranto, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC An Educational Tutorial to Increase Awareness of the Impact Anxiety has on Inflammatory Bowel Disease Symptoms.