CSU Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Programs

CSU Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Programs

The DNP is a practice-focus doctoral degree that emphasizes the application of research to clinical practice.  Completion of a CSU DNP degree requires a rigorous and scholarly approach by post-master’s students in investigating clinical practice issues and problems. Key indicators of a DNP program’s success are dissemination of new knowledge and translation of evidence-based research into nursing practice.  The CSU is proud of its distinguished DNP graduates whose doctoral research projects are now recognized in published articles.  These scholarly achievements affirm the quality of their CSU DNP educational experience and faculty mentorship.

Examples of Published Research Articles by CSU DNP Graduates*


Baldonado, A., Dutra, D., & Abriam-Yago, K. (2014). Model for heart failure education. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 33, (5), 280-284.

Stacy, T.J., Washington, G., Vuckovich, P.K., & Bhatia, S. (2014).   Impact of electronic health record documentation and clinical documentation specialists on case mix index: A retrospective study for quality improvement.  Journal of Health & Medical Informatics, 5(2) http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2157-7420.100015


Rand, M.L., Darbinian, J.A. (2015) Effect of an evidence-based mobility intervention on the level of function in acute intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhagic stroke patients on a neurointensive care unit. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 97, (7), 1191-1199.

McClanahan, R.M., Weismuller, P.C. (2015). School nurses and care coordination for children with complex needs: An integrative review. The Journal of School Nursing, 31, (1), 34-43.

Varner, C. (2015). Comparison of the Bradley Method and HypnoBirthing childbirth education classes. The Journal of Perinatal Education, 24, (2), 128-136.

Walker-Vischer, L., Hill, C., & Mendez, S. (2015). The experience of Latino parents of hospitalized children during family-centered rounds. The Journal of Nursing Administration, 45, (3), 152-157.


Gallegos, Y., Taba, A., Rutledge, D. (2016). Preventing contrast-induced acute kidney injury, American Journal of Nursing, 116, (12), 38-4.

Harding, K. Dyo, M., Goebel, JR., Gorman, N., & Levine, J. (2016). Early malnutrition Sscreening and low cost protein supplementation in elderly patients admitted to a skilled nursing facility. Applied Nursing Research, 31, (Aug.) 29-33.


Hendricks, G., Corr, AP, Odell, AP, Goebel, JR (2017). The patient-centered medical home model and diabetes outcomes: An integrative literature review. The Journal of the National Black Nurses Association, 28(1), 62-66.

Law, W.C., Mcclanahan, R.M., Weismuller, P.C. (2017). Depression screening in the school setting: Identification of the depressed adolescent. NASN School Nurse, 32(6), 364-370.


Bastas-Bratkic, D., Weismuller, P., Brady, M.A. (2018). Assessing clinicians’ endorsement of patient activation in health management. The Journal of Nurse Practitioners,(Article In Press, Online). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2018.02.013

Teal, J, Rutledge, DN, Robertson, S, Cruz, E. (2018). Supportive care nursing clinical protocol incorporates holism in a public acute care hospital, Holistic Nursing Practice (32) 4, 182–188.

*Bolded name indicates graduate

Last Updated: October 08, 2018