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Impact of DNPs in Mississippi

The Mississippi Educational Consortium for the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (MECDNP) is comprised of five universities that offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree to prepare advanced-practice nurses at the highest level. The five schools including Alcorn State University, Delta State University, Mississippi University for Women, University of Mississippi Medical Center and University of Southern Mississippi created the partnership to provide opportunities for networking, scholarship and review of curricula and other program issues.

Below is a list of the DNP graduates since the consortium's inception in 2012.

DNP graduates from 2016

Stewards of Children: Advocacy for Sexual Child Abuse Prevention
Delta State University
Hill, Donna P.

Advanced Practice Providers Impact Quality and Throughput in an Adult Emergency Department
University of Mississippi Medical Center
King, Melissa

DNP graduates from 2015

Interactive Evaluation of a Fall Prevention Care Delivery Model on an Orthopedic Unit in an Academic Health Science Center
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Bailey, Deborah (Lee)

Interactive Evaluation of the Implementation of a Nurse-Driven Protocol for the Removal of Unnecessary Indwelling Urinary Catheters
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Spicer, Beverly

Interactive Evaluation of the Mississippi School Nurse Procedures and Standards of Care Manual Use
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Watts, Helen Estelle

DNP graduates from 2013

Faith-Based Health Screening: The Impact on Decreasing Cardiovascular Risk Factors
awarded from Samford University
Delta State University
Herrod, Addie P.