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MSN Student Accomplishments

Our Student Projects

2017-2018 MSN Capstone Projects

  • Best Practices in Case Management: Navigating a New World
  • Capacity Management and Patient Throughput
  • Collaborative Interprofessional Teamwork: An Administrative Technique to Improve
  • Documentation Compliance
  • Discharge Process Improvement
  • Depression and Suicidal Ideation Policy Review
  • Electronic Self-Scheduling in Hospital Nursing
  • Fall Reduction and Prevention
  • Hiring for Retention
  • Implementing a Nurse-Led Internal Jugular Access Program
  • Implementing the ABCDE Bundle in Critical Care
  • Implementing the Teach-Back for Patient Education to Reduce Heart Failure
  • Improving KCCQ Completion Rates in Patients One Year Post-TAVR
  • Intranasal Naloxone and Opioid Overdose: A Hospital Protocol
  • Managing Surgical Site Infections Using the 5S Organizational Tool
  • Mentorship of Nurse Leaders
  • Nurse Handoff and Bedside Safety Check
  • Preventing Missed Doses of Prophylactic Anticoagulation
  • Support for Parents of Pediatric Patients with Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • The Utilization of Rewards and Recognition to Improve Nurse Engagement
  • Worksite Wellness Clinics: To Improve Employee Engagement, Health and Satisfaction
  • Suicide Prevention in the Inpatient Setting
  • Teaching Faculty Debriefing Techniques
  • Increasing Patient Safety Through Use of a Patient-Controlled
  • Analgesia Capnography Monitoring Program

2018-2019 MSN Capstone Projects

  • Development and Implementation of an Evidence-Based Bowel and Bladder Education Program to Improve Confidence in Rehabilitation Nurses’ Clinical Practice
  • Student Nurse Retention and Dosage Calculation Remediation
  • Implementation of Success Strategies for First-Year Nursing Students in an Associate Degree Nursing Program to Increase Retention
  • Real Time Coordination to Successfully Manage Diabetes
  • Closing the Readmission Gap with Project RED
  • Hospice in Hospital Settings: How to Do It Well
  • Decreasing Patient Wait Times to Increase Patient Satisfaction
  • The Use of Continuous Bedside Pressure Mapping Technology to Prevent Pressure Ulcers
  • Improving the No-Show Problem in Outpatient Care
  • Mentoring Program to Improve Retention and Patient Satisfaction

  • Implementation of a Standardized Admission Process: Collaborating to Achieve Optimal Patient Satisfaction at UPMC St. Margaret

  • Infusion Interoperability to Improve Medication Safety

  • De-escalation Training to Effectively Manage Workplace Violence

  • Purposeful Hourly Rounding

  • The Value of Using Teach-Back to Educate Our Patients

  • Reducing HAPIs in the Trauma ICU Evidence-based Project

  • Staff Satisfaction and Span of Control

  • Reducing Heparin Infusion Errors

  • Reducing Surgical Site Infections in Gastrointestinal Surgery Patients Utilizing an Evidence-Based Practice Wound Closing Bundle

  • Improving Interdepartmental Handoff: Face-to-Face Each Time

  • Nurse Leadership Succession Planning

  • The Effect of ‘Stay Interviews’ on Nurses’ Intention to Stay

  • Implementation of a Nurse-Driven Call Center to Improve Emergency Department Throughput

Learn more about the MSN program