Virginia Association of Doctors of Nursing Practice

VADNP 2020 Poster/Abstract Presentations

Posted about 1 month ago

Dear VADNP Members, Friends, and Followers,

Below you will find the selected 2020 VADNP abstract/poster presentations.  We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!  Each presenter has provided contact information at the end of the presentation so that you can contact them directly if you have any  questions.  

To view the video content, please RIGHT click on the presenter photograph which will link to the presentation or a prompt to download the PPT slideshow.  


Terri Page, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC

Dr. Page completed her DNP from Virginia Commonwealth University in May 2020.  She is currently employed at Virginia Women's Center (VWC) as a Woman's Health Nurse Practitioner and is an advocate for women, especially adolescents. Dr. Page brings 24 years nursing experience in a variety of settings prior to completing her DNP. She describes herself as a leader who focuses on quality, safety, and innovation.

To view Dr. Page's presentation entitled, " Navigating Obsticles: Clinical and Ethical Barriers to Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) in Adolescents ", please right click on the photo, open the link in a new window and it runs as a Voice Thread presentation. 

Terri Page DNP


Angelica Ferrazzi, DNP, RN-BC, CMSRN

Dr. Ferrazzi is a recent DNP graduate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a degree in Adult/ Gerontological Primary Care. She has been working as a medical-surgical nurse at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital since graduating from Boston College with a BSN in 2013. She is an active member of her hospital’s NICHE committee and has helped pilot multiple projects. Dr. Ferrazzi’s research topic of interest is  medication safety in older adults and her DNP project focused on deprescribing potentially inappropriate medications.

To view Dr. Ferrazzi's presentation entitled, " In Beers We Trust: Use of Deprescribing Tools to Reduce Inappropriate Polypharmacy in Adults Age > 65", please right click on the photo, download the presentation and run as a PPT slideshow. 

Angelica Ferrazzi, DNP


Robin L. Smith, DNP, CNS, RN

Dr. Smith completed her DNP work from the University of Virginia in May 2020 after she retired from the Army Nurse Corps. Her Army career has taken her various countries including two tours of duty in Iraq, as well as multiple states in the USA.  Dr. Smith has practiced in many roles during her career including staff / charge nurse, flight nurse, nurse manager, Director inpatient and Outpatient Services, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Chief Nurse Executive .  

To view Dr. Smith's presentation entitled, "Program Evaluation of Shared Governance Practice and Perception for Registered Nurses in a Community Hospital Setting", please right click on her photo, download the presentation in a new window and run as a PPT slideshow. 

Robin Smith DNP


Tanya D. Thomas, DNP, APRN, AGCNS-BC, OCN

Dr. Thomas is a recent graduate of the DNP program at the University of Virginia School of Nursing. She is employed as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at UVA Health. Dr. Thomas's clinical focus is adult oncology and stem cell transplant.  In addition to her clinical focus, ths is the co-lead of the Hazardous Medicatnion, USP <800> prep work at UVA Health.  

To view Dr Thomas's presentation entitled, "Hazardous Medication Safety; A Multimodal Educational Intervention for Pre-licensure Generalist Graduate Level Nursing Students", please RIGHT click her photo, download her PPT, and run as a slideshow. 

Tanya Thomas, DNP


Rani Sangha, DNP, MBA, RN

Dr. Sangha is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Bon Secours Memorial College.  She earned her BSN and MBA from George Mason University, her MSN from Wheeling Jesuit University and her DNP from Old Dominion University.  Dr. Sangha serves as lead member in the Human Trafficking Task force for the Bon Secours system.  Shw was also elected to the Sigma, Gamma Omega Chapter Leadership committee member at Virginia Commonwealth University. 

To view Dr. Sangha's presentation entitled, "Nurses Ability to Identify Human Trafficking Victims", please right click the photo below and open the youtube presentation in a new window. 

Rani Sangha, DNP