The Doctor Of Nursing Practice Scholarly Project / Edition 2

The Doctor Of Nursing Practice Scholarly Project / Edition 2

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The Doctor Of Nursing Practice Scholarly Project / Edition 2

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Project: A Framework for Success, Second Edition focuses on assisting students and faculty with creating a system for the completion of the DNP scholarly project. The text provides a roadmap for DNP students to use on their journey from project conception through completion and dissemination. The overall goal of the Second Edition is to introduce a process that will help students work through their project, resolve project variability across programs, and assist faculty and others working with DNP students as they complete their scholarly work.

The Second Edition provides an updated historical perspective of the DNP degree and guides students on the development of the scholarly project. Lastly, it focuses on project evaluation and outcomes as well as how the scholarly project contributes to evidence-based nursing practice. This text is intended for practical application and provides the framework for the scholarly work process.

Key Features:
Sample manuscript for student reference
New chapter on scholarly project tools
Action plans found at the conclusion of each chapter
Updated interviews from practicing DNP graduates

Instructor Resources Include:
Instructor's Manual
PowerPoint presentations

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781284079685
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 03/04/2016
Pages: 438
Sales rank: 78,006
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Associate Dean, Graduate Nursing Programs; Associate Professor, Kirkhof College of Nursing; Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Doctor of Nursing Practice Consultants, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Associate Professor, Grand Valley State University Kirkhof College of Nursing, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Family Nurse Practitioner, Cadillac Family Physicians, PC, Cadillac, Michigan

Associate Professor, DNP Program Coordinator, McAuley School of Nursing; University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan, Doctor of Nursing Practice Consultants, Detroit, Michigan

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Contributors xiii

Foreword xv

Preface xix

Purpose xxi

Section I The Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree 1

Chapter 1 Setting the Stage for the Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Project Katherine Moran 3

Taking the Journey 4

The Purpose of the Scholarly Project 6

Chapters at a Glance 8

Summary 13

Chapter 2 The Journey to the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Donna Behler McArthur 15

Evolution of the DNP Degree 16

Acceleration of Movement to the DNP Degree 21

Challenges Moving Forward 22

Assessing Rigor 25

Opportunities for the Future 28

Making an Impact 30

Chapter 3 Defining the Doctor of Nursing Practice: Current Trends Dianne Conrad Karen Kesten 35

Defining the Practice Doctorate in Nursing 36

Comparison of the DNP and PhD in Nursing 40

Current Trends in Doctoral Education 43

Reports Affecting DNP Education 44

Summary of Trends 54

Summary 55

Chapter 4 Scholarship in Practice Rosanne Burson 59

What Is Scholarship? 60

History of Scholarship and Nursing Practice 61

Scholarship Evolution 62

Types of Scholarship 65

Practice Scholarship and Nursing Theory 67

What Is the Purpose of the DNP Project? 72

What Is the Potential Impact of the DNP Project? 76

What Qualifies as a DNP Project? 77

Current Views of the DNP Project 77

Scholarship Beyond the DNP Project 78

Recommendations 79

Section II The Scholarly Project 87

Chapter 5 The Phenomenon of Interest Katherine Moran Rosanne Burson 89

The Expertise of Nursing Practice 90

Identifying the Phenomenon of Interest 92

Identification of a Problem/Concern 95

Using Nursing Theory to Explore a Phenomenon 97

Looking at a Phenomenon Through a Different Lens 100

Keeping Your Options Open 110

Chapter 6 Developing the Scholarly Project Katherine Moran 117

Developing the DNP Project 118

Defining the Project Type 137

Chapter 7 Interprofessional and Intraprofessional Collaboration in the Scholarly Project Dianne Conrad 151

Gathering Resources for the DNP Project 152

Definitions 153

Components of Collaboration in the DNP Project: Who, What, Where, When, and How 154

What Type of Information Is Needed? 160

Where and When Does Collaboration Take Place? 162

How to Accomplish a Successful Scholarly Project Using Collaboration 163

Summary 167

Chapter 8 The DNP Project Team Marisa L. Wilson Shannon Reedy Idzik Dianne Conrad 171

Thesis, Dissertation, and the DNP Project 172

Choosing the DNP Project Faculty Mentor and Project Team Members 174

Roles and Expectations of Project Team Members 176

Defining the Timeline for the DNP Project 177

Enhancing Team Productivity 178

Alternative Approaches to a Traditional Committee for Project Supervision 181

Crediting the Project Team 184

Summary 184

Chapter 9 Creating and Developing the Project Plan Rosanne Burson Katherine Moran 189

Creation of Innovation 191

The DNP Project Plan 192

Appendix A 206

Appendix B 207

Appendix C 208

Collaborating with Content Experts 209

Institutional Review Board Approval 209

Submitting for Grant Support 212

Preparing for Implementation of the DNP Project 213

Chapter 10 Driving the Practicum to Impact the Scholarly Project Rosanne Burson 223

Practicum Purpose 224

Identifying the Setting 225

Matching Student Competency with Project Needs 227

Site Agreements 230

Practicum Hours 230

Choosing a Mentor 231

Developing Objectives for the Practicum 238

Practicum Deliverables 240

Presenting the Practicum Plan 242

Implementing the Practicum 243

Practicum Evaluation-Were the Objectives Met? 244

Setting the Stage for the DNP Project 244

Closing Out the Practicum 244

Chapter 11 The Proposal Katherine Moran 247

Professional Writing 248

Writing the Proposal 251

Components of the Proposal 253

Project Design 260

Citing References 267

Appendices 267

Writing Tips 268

Chapter 12 The Scholarly Project Toolbox Katherine Moran Rosanne Burson Dianne Conrad 287

Utilizing the Toolbox 288

Summary 307

Chapter 13 Project Implementation Katherine Moran Rosanne Burson 329

The Implementation Process 330

What Constitutes Project Success? 332

Factors to Consider During Project Implementation 333

Section III Doctor of Nursing Practice Outcomes 345

Chapter 14 Aligning Design, Method, and Evaluation with the Clinical Question Patricia Rouen 347

It Starts with Design 348

Diversity in DNP Projects 356

Driven by Design: Data Collection Methods 357

Resources for Data Collection: Registries and Surveys 362

It Takes a Team: Data Collection 363

Data Management 364

Data Entry 365

Data Analysis 366

Telling the Story 368

Chapter 15 Disseminating the Results Rosanne Burson 375

What Are the Deliverables? 376

Public Presentations 377

Portfolios 381

Written Manuscript 382

Tips for Successful Journal Submission 382

Chapter 16 The Rest of the Story-Evaluating the Doctor of Nursing Practice Dianne Conrad David G. Campbell-O'Dell 397

The DNP: Continuous Quality Improvement of the Degree, DNP Graduate Practice, and the Impact on Outcomes 399

Structure-DNP Education 399

Process-Healthcare Delivery by the DNP 410

Outcomes-The Impact of the DNP-Prepared Nurse on Patients, Systems, Populations, and Policy 412

The Impact of the DNP Graduate in Practice 418

Summary 422

Index 425

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