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Emily Barnett-Doyle, , BSN, RN, CCRN, CPHQ

University of Missouri-Kansas City DNP
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Emily Barnett-Doyle earned her BSN from the University of Missouri – Columbia (2008). She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (2006) with an emphasis in management. After graduation, she worked in the medical transplant intensive care unit at The University of Kansas Hospital (TUKH) where she became interested in quality of life and end-of-life care. Barnett-Doyle has two national certifications as a Certified Critical Care RN (2013) and as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (2015). She has received The University of Kansas Hospital (TUKH) Daisy Award sponsored by the International Daisy Foundation (2012) and TUKH Department of Nursing Excellence Award for Patient & Family Advocate (2013). She was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International and Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society. Barnett-Doyle has participated in a variety of interprofessional education research projects as a DNP student including a HRSA grant at KC Care Free Clinic and Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center (2014); a HRSA grant at Hope Family Care Center (2014 & 2015); and a grant at the Kansas City VA Medical Center (2015). She observed the differences of healthcare and developed an interest in serving marginalized populations. Her primary research focuses on advance care planning and its relationship with end-of-life decision making for adults and geriatrics. She is currently in the DNP program at the University of Missouri – Kansas City with a concentration in adult gerontology with an anticipated graduation of May 2017.


Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Veterans Healthcare – Palliative Care/Pain/Hospice
Dissertation: Standardization of the Advance Care Planning Process in the Primary Care Setting to Impact End-of-Life Care for Veterans