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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Mary Allen Carey, PhD (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description: The development and integration of the clinical nurse leader (CNL) and doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) program in graduate nursing institutions are documented and analyzed in this book.
Purpose: This is the first book to look at this program. The authors meet their worthy objectives.
Audience: The audience includes nursing educators, nursing education and service administrators, professional nurses, nursing students, and selected consumers of nursing services.
Features: The book delineates core program requirements and outlines what is expected of students in both clinical and academic arenas. It provides guidance to students making the transition from master's level nursing programs to doctoral level programs. Critical issues are identified related to future DNP and CNL program development, and the impact of the new degrees on nursing education, patient outcome, and health care is discussed.
Assessment: This is essential reading for graduate nursing students who are considering pursuing an advanced degree in nursing.