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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Kathleen M Woodruff, DNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This comprehensive resource focuses on integrating the eight core essentials of doctoral education for advanced nursing practice, as outlined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), with the evolving role of the advanced practice nurse. Originally published in 2011, this book has been thoughtfully updated.
Purpose: The purpose is to assist doctor of nursing practice (DNP) students, graduates, and faculty in the mastery and implementation of the eight AACN DNP core essentials. The primary purpose is to provide an infrastructure that will support advanced practice nurses in achieving and sustaining the highest level of practice.
Audience: DNP students, graduates, and faculty will find this a worthwhile addition to their library. It will be a consistently used reference. Both authors are experts in the field of advanced practice nursing and doctor of nursing practice education.
Features: The first of the book's three main sections focuses on defining and explaining AACN's eight core practice essentials. The second section reviews the role of the advanced practice nurse historically and explores how the DNP degree will change/grow this role. The final section explores and defines the culminating requirement of the DNP curriculum, the scholarly project.
Assessment: Healthcare continues to change at a rapid pace and, with these changes, the education of the healthcare workforce must change to remain current. The DNP, a relatively recent degree, is a doctorate with a focus on practice. This book serves a roadmap for students in a DNP program or considering the degree, for recent graduates with the degree, and for faculty who are crafting the programs for this advanced practice role. It is essential that this valuable resource be regularly revised to remain accurate and current.