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2015/2016 Interns

Name and Title Project
Ashley-Marie DiVincenzo, BS, RN Reducing the Alaris Pump Alarm Volume: A Noise Reduction Pilot Study
Ping Fang, RN, MSN Measuring Noise in the Highland Hospital Intensive Care Unit
Lisa Fleming, RN, BS, CGRN Measuring Noise in the Highland Hospital Procedure Center
Marcia Kerr, RN, BSN Measuring Noise in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
*Shannon O'Leary, RN, BSN, OCN A Medical Oncology Acuity Scoring Tool to Quantify Patient Acuity
*Joslyn Soule, RN, MS Measuring Noise in an Inpatient Adult Medicine Hospital Unit
*Tracy Standish, RN, BSN Measuring Noise in an Inpatient Adult Medicine Hospital Unit

2014/2015 Interns

Name and Title Project
Lisa Blood, RN, BSN Noise Reduction: Nurse and Patient Perception on Inpatient Hospital Units
*Jennifer Capellupo, BSN, CCRN Establishing a Behavioral Health Nurse Role in an Acute Rehabilitation Setting 
*Lillian Chisholm, RN, BSN Establishing a Behavioral Health Nurse Role in an Acute Rehabilitation Setting 
*Sylvia Christie, MS, ACNP-BC, CCRN Establishing a Behavioral Health Nurse Role in an Acute Rehabilitation Setting 
Alicia Mason Coffin, MSN, RN, OCN Noise Reduction: Nurse and Patient Perception on Inpatient Hospital Units
*Julie Dean, RN, BS Establishing a Behavioral Health Nurse Role in an Acute Rehabilitation Setting 
Heather Finley, RN, BSN Noise Reduction: Nurse and Patient Perception on Inpatient Hospital Units
*Nancy Marou, RN, BSN, OCN Establishing a Behavioral Health Nurse Role in an Acute Rehabilitation Setting 
*Channa Schlagman, RN, MSN, CPNP Establishing a Behavioral Health Nurse Role in an Acute Rehabilitation Setting 

2013/2014 Interns

Name and Title Project 
Tanja Anselm-Cooke, RN, BSN Are the Costs of Screening Patients to Discontinue Methacillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Precautions Worth It?
Kimberlee Bliek, RN, MS, C-EFM Handoff Hangups: Impacting Nurses’ Perception of Handoff Safety
Christine Cahill, RN, BSN, MS Get Some Skin in the Game: Improving Outcomes Using a Pediatric Skin Care Protocol
Colleen Easton, RN, BSN, CCRN Patient perception of stressful Events in the ICU after cardiac surgery.
Maureen Freedman, RNC-MNN, CLC, MSN What is the impact of healthcare professional education on benefits of breastfeeding and exclusive breastfeeding, skin to skin contact and rooming in on healthcare professionals’ attitude, knowledge and practices, and delivery hospitalization exclusive breastfeeding rates four months after intervention?
Linda Giarrizzo, RN, BSN, CPAN In the adult bariatric surgical population, is aromatherapy as effective as sedating antiemetics in reducing post-operative nausea?
Scott Hall, BS, RN, MSN, ANP Factors Effecting length of stay in hospitalized patients being treated for alcohol withdrawal
*Cindy Miterko, RN, BSN A Quiet Firehouse: Reducing the Cardiovascular Burden of On-Duty Firefighters by Improving Sleep Quality
David Oldfield, RN, BSN Qualitative assessment of the importance of preferred music to adult inpatient psychiatric patients
*Brandon Qualls, MPA A Quiet Firehouse: Reducing the Cardiovascular Burden of On-Duty Firefighters by Improving Sleep Quality
*Rebecca Vincent, RN, BSN A Quiet Firehouse: Reducing the Cardiovascular Burden of On-Duty Firefighters by Improving Sleep Quality

2012/2013 Interns

Name and Title Project
Lainie Conrow, RN, BSN, MS Introducing Reiki therapy into inpatient oncology care through education and experience of the registered nurse
Nicole Leach, RN, BSN Eliminating NG Acquired Nasal Ulcers in the ICU
Mark Ott, RN, MS Nursing Attitudes towards Barcode Medication Administration (BCMA) Survey
Marcia Owens, RN, CCRN, AAS End of Life Care Is Part of our Critical Care Practice

*Project was presented nationally