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Overview

Awarded a 2012 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award

This book is written specifically for Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) graduate students by a DNP graduate. This book explores the roles and professional issues DNP students will encounter in their studies and their career. The book covers:

*A description of the DNP degree, including discussion of the evolution of doctoral education in nursing and the development of the DNP.
*Rationale for the development of the DNP degree, including relevant discussion of the American Association of Colleges of Nurse’s (AACN) Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Practice Nursing, the AACN’s Position Paper on the DNP, and the Institute of Medicine’s Report calling for higher education among health care professionals
*Discussion of the various roles of the DNP prepared advanced practice nurse, including role transition issues.
*Other professional issues that DNP graduate students/new graduates are encountering, such as the use of the title “doctor” and educating others about the DNP degree

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Reviewer: Kathleen M Woodruff, DNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This comprehensive resource describes the doctor of nursing degree (DNP), the evolution of the degree, the education required for it, and the roles and issues encountered by practitioners. The book provides clear information about transitioning advanced nursing practice and education to the higher level of the DNP role. This is an update of a 2010 edition.
Purpose: The purpose is to assist novice DNPs in the transition to the new role in their professional life. The author has very clear and inspiring objectives that are achieved in this book.
Audience: The audience includes both students and novice advanced practice nurses with the DNP degree. The author is a clear authority in the field and can relate firsthand some of the role challenges that new DNP graduates will face.
Features: The book is constructed with two distinct sections, role transition and professional issues. The first section helps new DNP graduates with integrating the role in the areas of leadership, education, clinical practice, research, health policy, and ethics. The second section focuses on professional issues, such as clarifying why you became a DNP, how it will impact your practice role, how to market yourself, and next steps. These complex issues are presented in a clear manner, helping new graduates to come to a personal understanding of these questions. This degree and role clarification will help graduates in better serving the DNP role.
Assessment: This is an excellent resource for graduate DNPs. The information is essential in assisting DNPs move into the new role.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449645601
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 2/16/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 356
  • Sales rank: 103,106
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xvii

Contributors xix

Part I Role Transition 1

1 Overview of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Lisa Astalos Chism 3

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Defined 4

The Research-Focused Doctorate and the Practice-Focused Doctorate Defined 4

The Evolution of Doctoral Education in Nursing 5

Why a Practice Doctorate in Nursing Now? 10

What Is a DNP Degree Made Of? The Recipe for Curriculum Standards 13

Role Transition Introduced 22

Interview with a DNP Co-Founder: Then and Now 23

Summary 30

Reflection Questions 31

References 31

2 Leadership, Collaboration, and the DNP Graduate Lisa Astalos Chism 35

Curriculum Standards for Leadership and Collaboration 36

What's a DNP-Prepared Leader Made Of? The Recipe for Success 37

Collaboration: DNP Graduates Working with Others 43

A Discussion About Change 46

The Reluctant Leader: Unexpected Leadership 47

Role Modeling: DNP Graduates Setting the Example 48

Case Scenarios Related to the DNP Degree in Leadership and Collaboration 48

Interview with a DNP Nurse Leader: Then and Now 51

Summary 55

Reflection Questions 56

References 57

3 The DNP Graduate as Expert Clinician Lisa Astalos Chism 59

Curriculum Standards Related to Clinical Practice 60

Advanced Nursing Practice and Advanced Practice Nursing-Let's Clear This Up 61

The APRN Consensus Model 63

Evidence-Based Practice 63

Information Technology 67

Interprofessional Collaboration in the Clinical Setting: More Than Just Getting Along 73

Mentoring: DNP Graduates Shaping the Future of Clinician Roles 78

Conclusion 81

Interviews with DNP Clinicians: Then and Now 82

A DNP Graduate's Personal Journey: Who Me? 94

Why a DNP for Clinicians? 95

Summary 95

Reflection Questions 96

References 97

4 The DNP: Expectations for Theory, Research, and Scholarship Morris A. Magnan 101

The DNP and Theory 102

The DNP and Research 105

The DNP and Scholarship 108

Scholarship and Research Beyond Graduation 119

Building a Network for Research and Scholarship 123

Summary 125

Reflection Questions 125

References 126

5 DNP Involvement in Healthcare Policy and Advocacy Marlene H. Mullin 131

Curriculum Standards 132

Historical Perspective 133

Tips for Becoming Informed and Involved 137

Interviews with Nurse Policy Makers and Advocates 145

Case Scenario: DNP Involvement in Healthcare Policy and Advocacy 151

Summary 153

Reflection Questions 154

Editor's Note 155

References 155

6 The DNP Graduate as Educator Karen McBroom Butler 157

Curriculum Standards 158

The Nursing Faculty Shortage 159

DNP Graduates Can Fill the Nursing Faculty Gap 162

Promotion and Tenure 166

Conclusion 169

Case Scenarios: The DNP Graduate as Nurse Educator 169

Summary 174

Reflection Questions 175

Author's Note 176

References 176

7 The DNP Graduate as Ethical Consultant Lisa Astalos Chism 179

First a Story 180

Back to the Basics 181

Bioethics: Expanding the Basics 185

Nursing Ethics 187

Ethical Leadership Tools for the Ethical Leader 192

Telehealth Ethics: Ethical Concerns in the 21st Century 195

Ethical Decision-Making Model 198

Putting It All Together: Ethical Scenarios with Discussion 199

Interviews with Nurse Ethicists: Wisdom from the Field 204

Summary 209

Reflection Questions 211

References 212

Part II Professional Issues Related to the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree 215

8 So You Want to Go Back to School? Exploring How to Make the Big Decision Elizabeth Johnston Taylor 217

To Be a DNP or Not to Be: Relevant Facts 218

Decision-Making Research 219

Practical Tools for Decision Making 220

Spiritual Approaches to Decision Making 224

Living with the Decision 229

Conclusion 230

Summary 230

Reflection Questions 231

References 232

9 The Dr. Nurse: Overcoming Title Issues Lisa Astalos Chism 233

History of Docere: The First Teachers 234

Parity Among Healthcare Professionals: One of the DNP Drivers Revisited 234

Review of "The Pearson Report" Regarding Title Protection 236

The Debate 237

Case Scenario: A Dr. Nurse's Story 243

Interview with a "Doctor Nurse" Champion: Then and Now 245

Interview with a "Doctor Nurse" Advocate and DNP Program Director: Then and Now 251

Tips for Using the Title "Doctor" 257

Summary 259

Reflection Questions 260

References 260

10 Why Didn't You Just Become a Doctor? Educating Others About the DNP Degree Lisa Astalos Chism 263

Definitions Revisited: Know Who You Are 264

Current DNP Trends: A DNP, LLC/DNPPD Outcome Study 266

Go Forth and Teach 270

Speaking Publicly About the DNP Degree 276

Interview with a Co-Founder of DNP, LLC: Then and Now 279

Summary 286

Reflection Questions 286

References 287

11 Shaping Your Brand: Marketing Yourself as a DNP Graduate Lisa Astalos Chism 289

Marketing vs. Branding 289

DNP Graduates as "Marketpreneurs" 291

Mission Statement 291

Vision Statement 291

Marketing Strategies 292

Unique Strategies for DNP Graduates 294

Interview with Dr. Margaret Fitzgerald, Owner, Fitzgerald Health Associates 300

Summary 302

Reflection Questions 304

References 304

Appendix 11-A Sample Marketing Pamphlet Describing the DNP-Prepared Nurse Practitioner 305

12 Where Do We Go From Here? The Future of the DNP Degree Lisa Astalos Chism 309

Nursing's Debate Regarding the DNP Degree 310

The Future of the DNP Degree 314

A Word About Nurse Residencies 316

An Update from the AACN 316

The DNP Degree and Societal Needs 317

Interview with an Innovative DNP Program Director: Then and Now 318

Summary 324

Reflection Questions 326

References 326

Appendix A The Certification Question: Where Are We? Karen McBroom Butler 329

Introduction 329

ANCC DNP Survey Results 330

American Board of Comprehensive Care 331

Conclusion 331

References 332

Appendix B Relevant Doctor of Nursing Practice Websites 333

Index 335

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