DNP Education, Practice, and Policy

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DNP Education, Practice, and Policy

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Redesigning Advanced Practice Roles for the 21st Century

Editors: Stephanie Ahmed DNP, FNP-BC, DPNAP Linda Andrist PhD, RN, WHNP-BC Sheila Davis DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN Valerie Fuller DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, GNP-BC


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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title!

"This is an excellent book for both students and current DNPs. The primary areas it addresses--leadership, healthcare policy, and information technology---are essential for the advanced practice nurse to function as a change agent in today's healthcare environment. The book challenges DNPs to engage in clinical practice to the full scope of their capabilities."--Score: 100, 5 Stars. Doody's Medical Reviews

This is the only professional issues-oriented Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) text to fully integrate all eight American Association of Colleges of Nursing DNP competencies into one volume. It defines practice scholarship for the DNP role and facilitates the sound development of key leadership skills that enable DNP graduates to effectively influence politics and health care policy in order to improve patient and population health care outcomes.

The text focuses on the educational requirements of DNPs engaged in the arenas of leadership, health care policy, and information technology. It covers the growth and development of the DNP role, particularly in the context of contemporary health care challenges. With a focus on the Capstone Project, the text addresses the relationship of the DNP role to ongoing scholarship. It covers three important essentials of the DNP curriculum-evidence-based practice, health information technology, and outcomes measurement-and how they can be used to transform health care in the 21st century. The text's challenging and thought-provoking content is of particular value not only to students, but also to professors who will welcome the clarity it offers to the highly complex DNP curriculum.

Key Features:

  • Simplifies the highly complex DNP curriculum and integrates DNP core competencies throughout
  • Demonstrates the application of core competencies to practice and aggregate care
  • Provides a well-organized supplement to all courses across the DNP curriculum
  • Uses exemplars of students and practicing DNPs to illustrate effective implementation
  • Offers concrete guidance for achieving a thorough understanding of how DNP graduates utilize core competencies

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 11, 2012
  • Page Count 296
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826108159
  • EISBN 9780826108166

About The Author(s) 


Ahmed, DNP, FNP-BC, DPNAP Presently, Dr. Ahmed holds a dual role as the Nursing Director at Brigham and Women's/Massachusetts General Hospital Health Care Center in Foxboro, MA, and an expanded role of Nursing Director across the ambulatory enterprise of Brigham & Women's Hospital, in Boston, MA. In this capacity, Stephanie has a key role as clinical leader of the discipline of nursing and is actively engaged in the organization's care redesign initiatives. She is a nurse practitioner, and coordinated the complex care of the nation's first partial face transplant patient at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Recognizing the value of the DNP to expand the leadership skills of the Advanced Practice Nurse, she completed a DNP in administration. She is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Nursing, in Worcester, MA, where she has taught Trends in Nursing and further provided instruction and oversight for the DNP Residency program. She has served in both faculty and lecture roles in various Boston-based nursing programs including the MGH Institute of Health Professions where she taught Adult Primary Care Seminar and Professional Issues in Nursing, and also at Simmons College where she serves as faculty for Leadership and Management in the Clinical Setting. Dr. Ahmed has been intimately involved in leadership roles with several professional societies, including STTI (Chapter Secretary for the Upsilon Lambda Chapter), Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners (Legislative Committee Co-Chair) and the Institute for Nursing Health Care Leadership (Associate) representing the consortium of Harvard-affiliated Nursing Services. Acknowledged nationally for her work to advance nursing practice and a commitment to interdisciplinary team work, Dr. Ahmed is a fellow of the National Academies of Practice and holds the title of Distinguished Practitioner. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and has been invited speaker on the DNP topic at both the state and national levels, where she maintains an active presence.

Table of Contents 

Section I Through the Looking Glass: The Growth and Development of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Role

Ch 1 APRN Role Development and Transformative Change in Education for the APRN: MSN-DNP

Ch 2 Could the DNP be the "Future" in the Future of Nursing (2011) Report?

Section II Scholarship and the DNP

Ch 3 The Formation of Clinical Scholars: The Generation of Nursing Knowledge from Practice

Ch 4 Capstone Project: Development, Implementation, Evaluation, and Dissemination

Ch 5 Determining the type of Capstone

Ch 6 The DNP Student Experience

Section III Application of the Essentials to APRN Role Development

Ch 7 Advance Practice: Role Development Process: Defining roles

Ch 8 DNP Roles

Ch 9 Developing Leadership Skill Set for the APN

Ch 10 Developing Leadership Skill Set for the Executive Nurse Leader

Section IV The Scholarship of Practice

Ch 11 Evidence Based Practice: The Scholarship behind the Practice

Ch 12 Evidence Based Practice: The Scholarship behind Organizations and Systems

Ch 13 Health Information Technology and the Transformation of Health Care in the 21st Century

Ch 14 Outcomes

Section V Policy, Politics and the DNP

Ch 15 Legislative, Political and Economic Influences and National Policy Change

Ch 16 Developing an Agenda for Local and National Policy Change

Ch 17 The DNP Professional Community: National Nursing Service Organizations and the DNP Role

Ch 18 Developing an Agenda for Influencing Global Health

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