Judy Adams DNP, MSN, RN was recently notified that her Doctor of Nursing Practice capstone project, originally published in the 2020 Journal of Nursing Care Quality, will be included in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Compendium of Evidence-based HIV Behavioral Interventions.
The education and DNP Program helped me to develop and enhance the skills I needed to improve both nursing practice and patient outcomes."
“I was so pleased to receive the news that my work would be published in such a highly-regarded publication as the Journal of Nursing Care Quality,” Adams said. “It is difficult to describe how thrilled and honored I was to receive the news that the capstone work will [also] be included in the CDC’s Compendium of Evidence-based HIV Behavioral Interventions that will be utilized to improve care to all patients living with HIV.”
A synopsis of Adam’s project on improving HIV patient care and outcomes will be included in two chapters of the HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Synthesis project in the compendium: Evidence-Informed Structural Interventions and Linkage to, Retention in and Re-engagement in HIV Care.
Prior to graduating from Waynesburg University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program in 2019, Adams received a Registered Nurse Diploma from St. Margaret’s School of Nursing in 1976, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Carlow University in 2000 and a Master of Science in Nursing from Waynesburg University in 2004.
She currently works as the Director of Education for the Allegheny Clinic at Allegheny Health Network and attributes much of her success to Waynesburg University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program.
“The education and DNP Program helped me to develop and enhance the skills I needed to improve both nursing practice and patient outcomes,” Adams said. “Waynesburg’s DNP Program focused on preparing graduates to meet the Essentials of Doctoral Education as prescribed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The design of the curriculum, use of the cohort model, assistance of support staff and faculty’s direction ensured educational success.”